“There are people of different intentions on every platform; it’s more important what your intention is.” Perhaps the key factor that determines whether you’ll like a site is not the price to join but the kind of people you find on it and how they behave and communicate.
“That’s the real issue—how happy are people with their interactions on the dating sites,” says Scott Kominers, a lecturer in economics at Harvard University.
Originally called Engage, Christian Mingle has 5.5 million active users.
It's the biggest niche and religious dating site in the world, with an even larger community base to support any Christian single's faith.
With 1.7 million unique monthly members and the support of People Media (one of the largest online dating website conglomerates), and (also its parent company) Our Time a definite must-see if you're wanting to date or remarry in your 50s and beyond.
For every dating site or app that charges close to per month, such as Match, e Harmony, or JDate, there are plenty of other popular ones like Ok Cupid or Tinder that are free.
While owner Markus Frind wiped the site of folks only looking for casual dating or an age-gap relationship, users have reported an increase in the incidence of users lying about their age or intentions.
Both kinds are popular, so you can’t go just by that.
Perhaps beyond just charging for messages, sites could adjust the price according to how high quality someone's engagement seems to be.