Top ten online dating service

More » The largest of the free dating sites, POF boasts an (estimated) 23 million unique members using the site every month.

While owner Markus Frind has wiped the site of folks only looking for casual dating or an age-gap relationship, I've found this has only increased the incidence of folks lying about their age or intentions.

I still love it, and highly recommend it to all singles and polyamorous couples looking for love, friendship, or even something a bit more casual.

Still, it's a great site to get your feet wet in the online dating world, just to see what's out there and how the process works.

More » Zoosk hosts an estimated 11.5 million unique users a month, and it's easy to see why: the sign-up is quick and easy, there's little to no profile writing needed, and the search features prominently display photos.

In fact, the only thing keeping POF from netting a lower score is that we didn't experience of any Kiss.com's billing issues.

Read the full review ›› Starting at $24.95 per month %display Price% at %seller% An online date site needs to excel in two areas in order to attract and keep an audience: a thriving, active community and ensuring users' trust. Kiss, on the surface, looks very much like an online dating site worth frequenting courtesy of its attractive interface that resembles a social networking site, but its issues are many and cannot be easily dismissed.

More » With just over seven million unique monthly users, e Harmony is the largest dating site focused exclusively on heterosexual, long-term partnerships that (hopefully) lead to marriage.

Their free hour-long test is fascinating to help you determine compatibility markers, however, there's zero way to tell if the person you're matched with also has an account, and therefore can reply to your questions.

We also went on a few dates to see if the services could pair us up with compatible people.

So, check out the blurbs below for micro-reviews of each online dating site, or click through for full, in-depth reviews that chronicle our dating exploits.

Read the full review ›› %display Price% at %seller% may not possess e Harmony's elegance, but its super-detailed searches and filtering system will keep a steady flow of interesting profiles headed your way.

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