I'm currently making a dating site, my choice for pagination is between the traditional:
[<< Prev]    [Next >>]
[ Load More ]
The 2nd is the "load more" bar or button that is on a couple of popular sites now like twitter and facebook. Either way the results will be delivered via ajax without page reload.
Being a developer and not a ux person I was wondering what you guys think would be more appropriate and user friendly for a site like this? Basically there is a search form with lots of filters at the top of the page and when the user chooses their options and hits submit the results and pagination will appear on the same page underneath the form.
If I do go with the load more type pagination, would it be better to make it auto loading (i.e. when the user reaches the bottom of the page more results load without them having to do anything) or load more only on click?
I personally find auto loading annoying but I have no idea how the majority of audiences feel about it.