And now, with everyone carrying smartphones, finding love has actually become a game. In fact, many people use dating apps just to play the game, according to a Pew Research Center study, which found that one in three people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date using the service.
Select your preferred sex, age range and distance from you and get swiping.
Hinge uses the same swiping action as Tinder, but it casts a much smaller net, targeting only friends of friends on a user’s Facebook account.
The idea is to meet people who’re already in your social circle — or close to it.
Also, users only have the option of swiping from a group of approximately 20 potential matches per day.
Launched in December 2014, Bumble was designed by one of the co-founders of Tinder and uses the same swiping principles.
But here’s the catch: once a match is made, only the woman can initiate the conversation.If she doesn’t say something within 24 hours, the match disappears forever.Men do have the option to extend one match per day for another 24 hours — but it’s no guarantee she’ll decide to message them.Instead of swiping for matches, How About We allows users to post a date idea that they’d like to go on.Prospective date candidates then see that idea, ask to go on it, and if the original idea poster accepts, the two go on that date. And because people can both post ideas and comment on other people’s ideas, users can play both the fisherman and the catch. Happn tracks the people who “cross paths” with — meaning people who are in close proximity to one another.Those profiles then show up in a sea of photos on other users’ screens, which they can like or dislike.