Sick of being single? Do you feel like you’re stuck in a dating rut? Have your friends run out of other singles to set you up with? A plethora of dating apps may help change all of that. With these apps, you can easily expand your dating world, connecting with other single people in your immediate and not-so-immediate area—all from the convenience of your smartphone. Best of all, these dating apps are free, so what have you got to lose?
The big daddy of mobile dating apps is so popular that the word “Tinder” has entered the pop culture lexicon as a verb. Tinder, which offers up matches based on location, claims to have 750 million profile ratings per day.
Similar to Tinder, but Hinge limits matches to friends of friends on Facebook. Users receive potential matches everyday at noon.
3Coffee Meets Bagel
This is another noontime match delivery system, with a brunchy, New York-y gimmick. Coffee Meets Bagel matches users with one single with whom the user shares mutual friends. Users must either “like” or “pass” the match—the Bagel—within 24 hours. Mutual likes are connected via text.
With Blendr, users answer a series of questions about their basic interests and then get matched up with similarly minded users who are nearby. The app claims to have more than 205 million users.
Yenta’s tagline is, “Find Your Jewboo,” which pretty much says it all. Jewish singles download the free app, check in at locations and can see other users nearby. Match, chat and meet, boychik!
6Plenty of Fish
With Plenty of Fish, users have a chance to create a more robust profile than with other mobile dating apps. It’s worth a look because of the sheer number of users: They claim to have more than 70 million members and more than 40,000 new people joining each day.