How to choose the best dating app for you

How to choose the best dating app for you

There are so many dating apps to choose from, how do you know which one to use? Here’s a quick and dirty guide to the most popular ones.

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Here’s a short list of the most popular dating apps you can download. While some are just apps, a few also have desktop sites you can log into on your computer — and there’s no shame in using more than one service at a time. If you ever get overwhelmed, or eventually find The One, most let you deactivate or delete your profile.

Oldies, but goodies: OkCupid, Match and Zoosk

These dating apps are the equivalent to a pair of khakis from The Gap; there’s absolutely nothing wrong with them, they’re just overwhelmingly bland compared to what else is out there. […]