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.

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” A Bumble user can win a VIBee badge in as little as a day or as long as a month, depending on usage, she said.

Wolfe said Bumble’s women-first messaging policy has acted like a pressure valve, releasing a flood of 5 million unique chats initiated by women thus far on top of 1 billion swipes by men and women alike.

Bumble, which also uses Tinder’s swipe feature to browse profiles, is rather “a means to emulate real life,” in which people can’t hide behind user names to spam or harass others, Wolfe says.

Likewise, the women-first messaging rule seeks to address a backward social convention that Wolfe believes has only gotten worse with the advent of online dating and texting.

Setting up your profile involves a rather in-depth chemistry assessment of more than 70 questions.

This means you'll have to think a little bit about your own personality, how others perceive you and what you want in a mate.

Questions include whether you consider yourself productive and whether you're seen as stubborn.

You answer on a scale, which is nice because it means your answers can be more nuanced than yes or no.

Already, Bumble has established itself as an unworkable venue for guys accustomed to carpet-bombing women with “Hey baby” and “Nice (body part)” messages.

That’s because Wolfe — a co-founder of Tinder, a notorious haven for such annoyances — has insisted that on Bumble, only women can initiate male-female conversations.

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.