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.
Controversial dating site Ashley Madison had the worst reader score at 37.
And Chemistry, a paid online dating site which touts its service to be focused on finding relationships (similar to e Harmony), received the second worst reader score at only 38.
It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.
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.
— Millions of people use online dating websites and apps to meet their partners, but most of them say their match results aren't always ideal.
Researchers at Consumer Reports studied nearly 10,000 online dating sources to determine which sites -- and user behaviors -- can lead to a more meaningful match.
Here's what to do from dating website sign-up to breakup, so things don't get awkward: Almost all pay dating websites will auto-renew your membership unless you request otherwise.
Months after their first date, the couple discovered they had been classmates in preschool, and one year into their relationship Justin arranged to have the young students from their former school hold up signs that asked, "Will you marry me? How to boost the odds with a better profile: Use recent pictures (taken within the past year) and at least one good close-up headshot.
Show that you're humble through a joke, a self-effacing story or a humorous anecdote. To make a strong first impression, use anecdotes instead of a string of adjectives describing yourself.
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.
The good news: You've met someone terrific on a dating site such as Match or Ok Cupid and are officially off the market. According to the BBB, some consumers with auto-renewing accounts complained that they didn't understand the steps they needed to take to cancel them.