Plus in those days, there was a stigma associated with online dating.
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.
If you've dated in the past 20 years, you've likely encountered one – or all – of the myriad dating sites in some form.
And as we've increasingly moved our lives online, digital dating's finally shed the stigma it once carried, leaving people free to meet others however they choose.
Never lie about your age or what you do for a living.
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.