A dating site should act as a kind of screening tool, helping you find people you may like, and helping to protect you from anyone dangerous.
Here are some of the things we looked for specifically in online dating services: Profiles & Matching One of the nice things about online dating is that the service can do much of the legwork for you.
You can filter for religion, race and other factors on all of the dating sites, but sometimes it is nice to start with a more specific pool of candidates.
The top online dating sites should have a host of tools to help you meet a large number of potential dates, and to go on dates with real potential.
You can also send digital winks and other flirtations.
All of these can serve a purpose as you make connections and set up face-to-face meetings.
Our Bronze Award winner, Ok Cupid, allows for a combination of suggested matches and matches that you essentially make yourself by using an array of search filters.