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The ubiquitous app that everyone loves to hate or hates to love — or just, like, loves — is effective in part simply thanks to its saturation: Some 50 million people have Tinder, according to Wikipedia.
You don't want to waste your time gadding about, flitting from app to app like a crazed bumblebee without getting any results.
The results you crave likely vary, depending on who you are.
If your match is just looking for a lil' somethin'-somethin', they'll know to not come knocking on your door. Anyway, Hinge is all about introducing you to people who are connected to your real life Facebook friends, or to your Facebook friends' Facebook friends, so you'll never have more than one degree of separation when you meet. " is always a good starting line.)Match calls themselves "number one in dates, relationships and marriages," and they have the data to back this one up.
Any app that matches people based on friends of friends is a friend of mine. It's pricey, but if you don't find The One in six months, they'll give you another six months gratis. Since all of this matching we're doing online is pretty willy-nilly, mostly based on looks or the fact that two people happen to both love the writing of Andre Dubus or the singing of Jeff Buckley or the dancing of Isadora Duncan or whatever — aka it's so far from an exact science as to be downright laughable most of the time — why not rely on the stars to matchmake? I had never heard of this one until today, so don't panic if you're like, Huh?
Whether you're down for dating or looking for love, Her is certainly worth a download. (At least if you stay off Tinder, that is.) Mesh offers you a chance to "de-clutter your dating experience," thanks to their "patent-pending Mismatch," which "automatically filters sub-par messages to a Mismatch folder." Sounds like a dream.
Since we're talking about effectiveness, I have to include Align. Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage?For the purposes of this piece, I'm sticking close to apps that I know are effective, either from personal experience, second-hand experience or high ratings in general.I know one couple — in fact, I was just with them last night at a Julia Holter concert — that met on Coffee Meets Bagel.Its premise is super straightforward: Each day at noon, you get one — count them, one — match. If you don't, you can dial in your preferences and help the app send you a better match the following day.Not three, not five, not a swipe-all-day-erry-day situation. Tinder, like it or hate it, isn't going anywhere any time soon.You will learn everything from word-for-word line ...