But it’s the king of the dating hill for a reason and the first port-of-call for many daters.
First off, Tinder the app requires you to have a Facebook account in order to enable it, and you have to be over 18.
“I typically recommend Match because I’ve found it gives you better quality,” says Jodi Manfredi, who writes online dating profiles professionally.
Both kinds are popular, so you can’t go just by that.
In the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people who had used an online dating service in the last two years were asked which one they had joined.
For every dating site or app that charges close to $40 per month, such as Match, e Harmony, or JDate, there are plenty of other popular ones like Ok Cupid or Tinder that are free.
If your goal is to get a date—or find a mate—are you better off with one type over the other?
“That’s the real issue—how happy are people with their interactions on the dating sites,” says Scott Kominers, a lecturer in economics at Harvard University.