With the rise of photo apps like Tinder, it’s clear there are much quicker and quirkier ways to find your better half. The drinks are prepaid and Grouper tells you exactly where to meet up, so all you have to do is decide who should tag along. Maybe all three of you will find a love connection.Whether you’re looking for friendship, a random hookup or location-based love, there’s a slew of dating apps and websites out there for every kind of single. Formerly called “Bang with Friends,” this app lets you find friends on Facebook who are willing to get down tonight. Friends won’t know who’s selected them unless the feeling is mutual. Grouper sets you up with a match, then lets both parties bring along two friends.Down can be used for dating as well, but let’s be honest: This app still lives up to its former name. Trint Me allows shy users to initiate the next step behind the veil of their smartphones.
“Black Status” users are sent 100 matches per day, which means they have a large number of Facebook friends who also use Hinge.
Tinder is fast, fun and kind of addicting, which is why it seems more like a “hot or not” game than a site for true love connections.
Facebook profile photos of nearby singles appear randomly; users respond with an easy “like” or “nope” with the swipe of their fingers.
When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.
Carrot Dating doesn’t want its users to settle for their second choice. Sometimes called the “anti-Facebook,” this app encourages people to get offline and go out in the real world.