The two decided to meet "IRL" (in real life) days later. Traditionally known for reviewing products like household cleaners and washers and dryers, Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 10,000 subscribers in the fall of 2016 about online dating and then rated matchmaking sites based on their overall satisfaction.

Months after their first date, the couple discovered they had been classmates in preschool, and one year into their relationship Justin arranged to have the young students from their former school hold up signs that asked, "Will you marry me? How to boost the odds with a better profile: Use recent pictures (taken within the past year) and at least one good close-up headshot.

Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.

With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.

But regardless, there were stark differences between popular apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid, Bumble, and Hinge.

We have previously reviewed the major dating apps from both a woman's and man's perspective, but we were surprised which apps did the best in an analysis of user reviews.

Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.

POF.com, also known as Plenty Of Fish, is an online dating site headquartered in Vancouver.

App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.

To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.

New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.

But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.

Whether or not you believe in fate, it can certainly feel like fate when you meet the love of your life.