Why it's awesome: Those whose dating lives have to make room for their D&D schedules and would rather talk about Westeros politics than Trump's tweets might not have as much luck on mainstream apps like Tinder. Users choose icons based on their passions, giving you the perfect icebreaker.Get it here: i Tunes | Google Play Who it's for: Career-motivated singles looking for an equally ambitious partner.
Why it's awesome: In an attempt to correct one of the common complaints of dating apps — that women get spammed with tons of creepy messages — women are required to message first with Bumble.
It also takes the pressure off of dudes who feel like they need to start the conversation every time.
Get it here: Who it's for: Marriage-minded people ready to settle down.
Why it's awesome: eharmony uses a comprehensive relationship questionnaire to match you with people based on your long-term compatibility.
Now you really can say you're just on Grindr for the articles.
Get it here: i Tunes | Google Play Who it's for: Trekkies, Potterheads, Whovians, gamers, cosplayers, and shippers of all fandoms.
What started out as strictly a hookup app has turned into one of the biggest matchmakers in the world.
As you're served a series of photos, swipe right if you like what you see and left if you don't.
While it's been slammed as elitist, The League CEO Amanda Bradford claims it's actually a way for "alpha females" to find someone who celebrates and supports their drive.
Get it here: i Tunes | Google Play Who it's for: Anyone who spends hours scouring the Missed Connections section of Craigslist in the hopes that someone might be looking for them.
"We met on Tinder" is the new "we met at a bar." Countless children have been born whose parents met via an online dating app like Match or eharmony. It's helpful to know how each dating app is different so that you're surrounding yourself with people who want the same thing as you. Why it's awesome: Zoosk makes sure that its users are who they say they are by requiring a video selfie as verification.