If you're dating online, you're probably already on it. Since its release in 2013 -- and with its signature swipe-right-to-like, swipe-left-to-pass user interface -- Tinder has become the go-to dating app and has shaped many that follow.
Users post a few images of themselves and a brief write-up. Login can be based on a Facebook profile, telling potential matches if they know people in common.
Based even more on Facebook connections than Tinder, the app only hooks you up with friends of friends. It limits the number of potential matches presented each day.
Slow things down. To combat heavy swiping this app limits users to one potential match per day.
Think of it as the inspiration for Tinder with gay men as the target audience. The app uses geolocation to let you know if potential matches are nearby.
Made by women, it's supposed to be a more controlled environment where women can limit their visibility.
For people who would rather meet in groups. The app picks the time and place. Free to download but each meet-up has a cover charge (for a round of drinks).
Browse through users' ideas for a great date -- then go do it together.
From former Tinder employees, only women can initiate a conversation with a man in a bid to be "less creepy and shallow."
Plenty of Fish
For people who want to cast a wide net. The site claims to have 90 million users. It also has more older users.
The companion to the dating site, for those whose faith plays an important part in their life.
Think of it as a Jewish Tinder. If you both like each other, the Hora is performed.
For the bearded and the lovers of beards.
Based on the premise that women communicate differently than men, Dattch is aimed at lesbian and bi women. It was developed in Great Britain and available in some U.S. cities.
The app linked to the well established website. It has taken some of Tindr's picture-based swipe features. Users can post more information about themselves, so it's not all about looks.
Crowdsource your next move. Users can live stream their date to friends to get up-to-the-moment advice.
For the pot lover who wants to meet a fellow toker.
For the would-be power couples. Think of it as the first step as getting past the velvet ropes.
Available only in the San Francisco Bay area as of Valentine's Day 2015.
For those who want to talk to someone now, even if they're on another continent. The shake feature matches two users who, wait for it, shake, their phones at the same time.
To show you people with the same taste in music, the app analyzes your iTunes, last.fm or Songkick preferences.
For the couple who wants to meet someone for a threesome, or vice versa.
Billed as an app for people looking for an affair, it does not boast about the number of connections made.
When you're sick of answering your mom's questions about whether you're meeting people: This $25 a month service sends you text messages from an imaginary partner with a fleshed-out backstory.
Think of it as the antithesis of Tinder. Users ask questions first and then sees photos of their potential match only after they match.