Great question and I dread this one because I cannot lie!
I love Tinder and I hate Bumble. Match works as does e-Harmony and several others. Meet Mindful was like Tinder light to me. I like narrow websites for experienced daters or daters who have specific non-negotiable criteria, (i.e. religion, age or race.) But for the general population, I like the easy sites.
I think everyone should try the free ones, but I can also see the advantages of the memberships that are offered.
I met my long-time boyfriend on OK Cupid and I met my fiance on Tinder. I had a great experience and I think others can too.
But with any site, we have to remember that it is a tool. Junk in = junk out. There is no, “If you build it they will come.” No magic bullet or super secret society that is going to get you better dates. You have to get yourself better dates. Or ask me to help.
Thanks for this question. It really helps me to understand where you are at and how I can help.