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Listening to her experiences makes me want to set something on fire.

Christian has seen profiles declaring that they're interested in every race except black women, and someone once told her "her kind" wasn't "good enough to date." Another guy said he'd "always wanted to try a black girl" because rumor had it we're like "sexual toys." "I cried that night [after I got that message]," says Christian.

They see my delight in swiping, an activity most of them find boring or even disheartening at this point, as refreshing.

But I've never actually been on a dating app as myself, a black woman. Yes, online dating seems fun from where I'm standing, but I think doing it as a woman of color would damage my faith in humanity.

But can we trust the information that people provide about themselves via online dating services?

And why is depression so dissatisfying in relationships?

This week’s episode is called “What You Don’t Know About Online Dating.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at i Tunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.

You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) The episode is, for the most part, an economist’s guide to dating online. ) You’ll hear tips on building the perfect dating profile, and choosing the right site (a “thick market,” like Match.com, or “thin,” like Glutenfree Singles.com? You’ll learn what you should lie about, and what you shouldn’t.

Here’s a guide to the sites to check out – feel free to leave your own recommendations in the comments below – and let us know if you met your life partner online or on an app and if so, which one. Has both desktop and mobile site and an app, plus paid-for and free singles events. It’s quite difficult to get any information on the price to use match.com’s full service.

Jeffrey Hall of the University of Kansas is lead author of the paper on internet dating, which shows that people looking for romance online actually behave very much as they do in face to face dating and relationships.

"Our findings dispel the myth that people using online dating are that different than any one else who might find a relationship through friends, school or work," Hall explains.

Very well managed, new, clean design makes it more appealing to navigate. When you click for more info you’ll more often than not end up with info boxes that you need to fill in before you can advance to the pricing info.

We wish sites would be more transparent about their fees.

Swiping through friends' dating apps gives me a legal high.

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