SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.
It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.
Mandy’s story is good example of being resilient, after kissing a stinky frog.Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.The now infamous infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, which was one of the most expensive, was also the lowest-scoring online dating service, with a score of 37. If there’s one thing Consumer Reports is known for, it’s being thorough. As the story notes, a sweater can’t reject you or lie about its age or show up to dinner wearing a blaze-orange hunting vest.If there’s one thing it’s not known for, it’s romance. That’s right, the nonprofit organization known for “providing unbiased product ratings and reviews since 1936” has decided to get into the love game. In other words, being a dating app is hard because dating is hard. Other numbers cited in the story are more encouraging: After all, if Consumer Reports is willing to try its luck in love, why not you?