Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five.Grindr calculates exactly how many feet away your next potential match is. Those interested in putting passion first can find a match based on sexual chemistry, with ihookup.The ultimate goal – if you’re both interested – is to end up zero feet away. Don’t expect to find a long-term relationship here, though – shocking, I know.Tinder is fast, fun and kind of addicting, which is why it seems more like a “hot or not” game than a site for true love connections.Facebook profile photos of nearby singles appear randomly; users respond with an easy “like” or “nope” with the swipe of their fingers. With the rise of photo apps like Tinder, it’s clear there are much quicker and quirkier ways to find your better half. The drinks are prepaid and Grouper tells you exactly where to meet up, so all you have to do is decide who should tag along. Maybe all three of you will find a love connection.
But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.
Grouper sets you up with a match, then lets both parties bring along two friends.
Down can be used for dating as well, but let’s be honest: This app still lives up to its former name. Trint Me allows shy users to initiate the next step behind the veil of their smartphones.
Coffee Meets Bagel sends one potential friend-of-a-friend match to your inbox every day at noon.
The “bagel” is based on specific profile information and preferences, such as religion, height and personal details.