Furthermore, 82 percent of Democrats said "it's more important that my matches' political views are similar to mine," versus 66 percent of Independents and 66 percent of Republicans.Additionally, 40 percent of Democrats, 34 percent of Independents and 22 percent of Republicans said, "It's more important for me to talk about politics early on in the date." Dawoon Kang, co-founder and COO of Coffee Meets Bagel, said that for the week of election day, Coffee Meets Bagel saw a decrease in activity and fewer sign-ups than usual — just as it did during the inauguration and the subsequent women's marches.(That’s especially true if you’re hoping to stick with free ones.) And once you’ve actually chosen a dating site, it’s tricky to keep track of all the do’s and don’ts, or knowing whether the platform you’ve chosen is invading or undermining your privacy. Read on for some pointers about what to pay attention to, and what you can expect from the experience if you’re new to the world of online dating.Marisa Meltzer reports for Consumer Reports that “to pay or not to pay” is a major question among users when choosing an online dating site.
According to the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people had used an online dating service in the last two years, with 48% listing the subscription-based as their site of choice.
About 16 percent of those who complained about dating sites reported being surprised by charges.
One way that cropped up: A service would be free -- until users tried to respond to those who expressed interest in their profile.
"We’ve noticed that in times of great national uncertainty our membership increases, often during times of the year when things are usually slow.
The months after September 11, 2001 was one of these periods," said Grant Langston, CEO of e Harmony, in an email statement to NBC News.