By Eduard Goodman
NEW YORK (Credit.com) — Millions of singles turn to Internet dating sites each year in the hopes of finding a mate. I know, because I was one of them.
In 2001, on a dare from my brother and sister, I signed up for JDate and went out with one person. Long story short, we’ve been happily married for 10 years and have two beautiful children.
In my brief online dating experience, I joined many other hopeful suitors who trust these services with their personally identifiable information, credit card numbers, photos and even details about their interests and lives. But is that information well-protected by the matchmaking companies? Winning hearts is great, but should you have to lose control over your identity to do it?
These ratings aren’t endorsements — they’re simply a comparison of privacy essentials every Romeo or Juliet should bear in mind this Valentine’s Day season. The maximum score is 7:
- Christian Singles: 7
- eHarmony: 5
- Plentyoffish 2
- Match.com: 1
- JDate: -1