I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship.
Download Coffee Meets Bagel (i OS, Android) Ok Cupid uses a comprehensive profile and a series of questions to determine what "percentage" you'll match with someone.
But on its app, the interface functions much like Tinder, letting you swipe yes/no to people around you.
Our iconic city is the ultimate backdrop for romance: we boast the bright lights of Broadway, soaring heights of the Empire State Building, masterful brushstrokes of The Met, and echoing cracks of Yankee Stadium baseball bats.
Our streets never sleep; they teem with millions of New York City singles from every corner of the globe–which is exactly why local dating in New York City best begins virtually.
It quickly became a smash hit, and recently sold a majority stake to a Chinese gaming company.
Download Grindr (i OS, Android) Zoosk recently had to lay off a third of its staff after being crushed in the market by apps like Tinder.
Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).
That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.
While there is no official handbook or rule guide, most dating apps operate more or less the same way.