Match has a free version, but the general consensus is that you need a paid subscription to have any luck on it. You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. Big cities tend to have long waiting lists, so you might find yourself twiddling your thumbs as your application goes through the process. Originally the app focused on common connections and mutual friends that you and a potential partner shared on Facebook, which was a gimmick I was never sold on. Unless you're into dating bots. Clover tried to be the on-demand version of online dating: you can basically order a date like you would a pizza. There are definitely paid features on some dating apps that are worth the price, but I've yet to be able to justify shelling out cash for love.