We looked at the features, user base, and pricing at each site.
Yes, we signed up for each of the sites you see here, with the mission of helping our readers find the right online dating site for them—and the truth is, we found that online dating sites are pretty fun.
Of 288,000 online scams, with losses totaling almost $1.1 billion, romance scams accounted for 20 percent of all losses and only 4 percent of all victims. "They’re all smoke and mirrors," Barb Sluppick, owner of Romance Scams.org, says of the scammers.
"They slowly become part of the victim’s dreams." Sluppick’s organization provides support and education to those who lose their hearts -- and often a chunk of their finances -- to scammers.
The top performers in our review are Match, the Gold Award winner; Spark, the Silver Award winner; and Ok Cupid, the Bronze Award winner.