Specific dating websites
As successful as it is at forming long-distance relationships and successful marriages, Tinder has long been accused of changing dating into some form of hookup game.
But it’s the king of the dating hill for a reason and the first port-of-call for many daters.
The Tinder app no longer requires you to have a Facebook account in order to enable it, but you do have to be older than 18.
Once enabled, you can set up a concise profile that consists of a 500-character bio and up to six images (we suggest always including a photo).
Props to Coffee Meets Bagel for having the cutest name of all the dating apps.
The service also offers more specific preference options, meaning you can narrow your choices to certain religious beliefs or ethnicities if those things are important to you.
You can answer questions, giving both your answer and what you’d like your potential match’s answer to be.
All options, including those for accessing the settings and viewing profiles, are located in a slide-out menu.
To browse for someone you like, you merely tap the “matches” option, which, oddly, does not show you the people you’ve matched with but rather the people you could potentially match with.
This creates a percentile score for users that reflects your compatibility.
You can also choose to make your answers public and note how important they are to you.