Started in 2005, Japan Cupid is part of the well-established Cupid Media network that operates over 30 reputable niche dating sites.
“I typically recommend Match because I’ve found it gives you better quality,” says Jodi Manfredi, who writes online dating profiles professionally.
In the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people who had used an online dating service in the last two years were asked which one they had joined.
Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.
Even Tinder, despite its reputation for attracting users seeking causal romance, may deserve a more open mind.
“It's a myth that some sites are better for relationships while others are more for hookups,” says Manfredi.