Totally sexy online dating

Pros: Free to join and to have limited contact with members.

You can connect with Facebook so getting started is much quicker than with other sites.

This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).

Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.

There are no compatibility filters, so once you’ve filtered by the basics, there’s no way of narrowing it down.

However, perhaps controversially, arguably this is more of a pro than a con – as the saying goes, opposites attract!

Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.

We wish sites would be more transparent about their fees.

A one step Facebook log-in process leads on to a few simple questions (the most obvious – height, kids, whether you drink or smoke), a description and a photo – then you are in. To use the site fully – sending unlimited messages to other members – payment is required.

You can browse a selection of pictures and ages before logging in, anything more specific requires you to become a member. As with many free or low-cost sites, ads can be frequent and feel spammy.

You can’t browse pictures or profiles – you wait to be matched by the mystery algorithm after answering the 400 questions – then you are guided through a contact process.

Some may think it lacks the spontaneity of other dating sites – and you certainly can’t use it to get a quick date for the weekend.

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