Yes/No; Free basic profile members can still see photos, edit profiles, search, use discussion board.
Paid members can freely message, start discussion thread, no daily limit of disucssion board entries. Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).
On average, the three fake accounts we set up for testing got 40 matches in 24 hours, the second highest of any service we tested.
Of those, 22 percent were "top prospects," which is the site's way of saying those users are highly compatible with you.
Coffee Meets Bagel limits the number of profiles you can view at one time, forcing you to consider the profiles you do see more carefully.
It’s also marketed as a ladies choice app, which means women must initiate contact with a match first.
After monitoring three fake profiles for 24 hours, collecting match data and using the features of every website and app, our reviewers decided Ok Cupid is the best overall service.
It gives you free access to other users’ profile photos and messaging, and you can pay for a membership to access extra features.
The app accesses your list of friends to do this but won’t post anything to your page, so there’s no need to worry. You can earn beans by logging in often, by purchasing them or by completing certain tasks like using the app’s Photo Lab.
You then use beans to unlock special features in the app and to “like” other user profiles.