For the Top Pick - Match System Editor's award, the recipient in 2016 is eHarmony. Since 2008 eHarmony has been our award pick for the top online dating service with the best automated matching algorithm. No other dating company has put the research resources into ensuring their members are matched with a compatible partner. Several years ago it was reported that eHarmony spends over $3 million a year on researching matchmaking, which includes 6 full time PH. D. Researchers (see Story). As you can see eHarmony values quality or quantity when it comes to matches.
In a recent study of popular dating services, eHarmony came out on top of finding partners for their members. The study reported 57% of eHarmony users (who participated in the study) found a relationship when they used the service, and of these users 29% of the relationships lasted longer than a month. These high numbers make sense especially since eHarmony matchmaking has helped to create over 2 million marriages. From these marriages the divorce rate is under 4% which beats the national average by 10 times.
This Year's Runner Up for this award is: POF