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We made profiles on four dating sites and evaluated them on the quality of the matches they provided and overall usability.

A great matching algorithm doesn’t mean much, though, if it doesn’t translate into conversations and dates.

During our two-week testing period, we found nine promising matches.

But if you’re interested in a long-term relationship, is worth checking out.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, Match had the most long-term relationships of all the dating sites surveyed.

You don’t want a buggy web page or a confusing interface making your job even harder.

We favored sites with a clean visual design that made it easy to build your profile and search for matches. If you’re interested in casual dating, you can get by just fine on a free site.

Profile questions were left blank and a lot of the messages we received were generic “hey’s” that made it hard to tell if we were talking to a real person or a spambot.

Of the 114 messages we received, only five were from legitimate, interested users — 4 percent to OKCupid’s 12 percent.

A ton of generic open-ended questions like “What are your hobbies? We appreciated sites like OKCupid that went beyond that and offered fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice options as well as some more unique open-ended questions.

Using a three-point scale (Bad, Mediocre, and Good), we categorized each message we received.

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