Some of low satisfaction scores involved quality of matches, quantity of matches and amount of information provided about potential dates.Melissa Emsley had been using online dating apps for five years.The consumer watchdog surveyed nearly 10,000 online daters, and 44 percent said they either had or are in a serious long-term relationship because of an online dating website or app. News4Jax dug through Consumer Reports' data to see who's really finding the perfect match and where.Here are the top four websites where online daters found their current partner or spouse, according to the Consumer Reports survey: Men: 32 percent found current partner or spouse Women: 35 percent found current partner or spouse Cost: Monthly fee can start around per month (check site for rates/specials) Eharmony Men: 17 percent found current partner or spouse Women: 15 percent found current partner or spouse Cost: Monthly fee can start around per month (check site for rates/specials)Plenty Of Fish Men: 7 percent found current partner or spouse Women: 9 percent found current partner or spouse Cost: Free While Consumer Reports found 44 percent of 10,000 online daters found a long-lasting relationship, respondents gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has seen for any rated service in two decades -- even lower than cable television companies.Among the most worrisome: phony profiles."Fake profiles of attractive men or women are often used to get people join or engage with a dating site, only to be disappointed when their dream date turns out to be a phony," Site Jabber co-founder Jeremy Gin said."Or worse yet, fakes may be escorts or scammers."Nearly 1 in 5 complaining reviews mentioned encountering phony descriptions and images that appeared to be planted there to get people to sign up, he said. Reviewers were also irked to to come across profiles that were really ads for escorts.Consumer Reports says you can maximize your results by choosing the right site from the beginning.If you’re interested in meeting someone who say, likes the same kinds of movies as you do, or follows the same faith as you do, you can probably find a website that specializes in helping you find just that. Consumer Reports also found that OKCupid and Tinder are more popular among millennials, while Generation Xers and Baby Boomers are more likely to use a paid subscription-based dating website or app such as
About 16 percent of those who complained about dating sites reported being surprised by charges.Check to make sure the profile picture looks realistic. Look for amateur photos and check if they have more than one. member recommended using to check the legitimacy of profile pictures on dating websites.This website allows you to upload photographs and uses recognition technology to see if there are matches to the photo anywhere else on the internet.Others, they complained, appeared to be set up to scam users.Reviewers noted than many of those who appeared interested in their profiles turned out to from nowhere near where they lived, with many from Africa and Eastern Europe.