You create a simple profile with a handful of photos and a few sentences about yourself, then throw yourself at the Internet's mercy. If you like one, swipe the photo to the right; otherwise, swipe to the left.
If you both swipe right, you can send messages and set something up.
All this is in addition to Ok Cupid's messaging tools, personality quizzes, Instagram integration and other old favorites.
offers its users a freemium dating experience on Android and i OS.
Free users can set up online profiles, upload a few pictures of themselves and then engage in some online flirting with "winks", and have new matches delivered to them daily.
Tinder (Android, i OS) blazed the trail, set by Grindr, toward a world of swipe and scroll dating apps.
On its face, Tinder encourages you to make shallow, snap judgments about potential partners.
Just looking to widen your circle of friends, as opposed to relationship?
Bumble has a BFF feature for people who are not looking for dates and a separate section for making business contacts.
Bumble (Android, i OS) aims to let you make new dates or friends in your area.
With this app, the queen bee (any female) must make the first move after two people mutually connect and are part of each other’s hive.
Match is also testing out a phone-based service called Ask Match that puts you in touch with a dating coach for advice and pointers.