Ever since Tinder exploded on the dating scene three years ago, debuting its then-unique swiping feature to the single masses, dozens of copycat apps—online sites’ younger, smarter cousins—have raced to get in on the left-and-right action.
And we’re happy to report: Competition is a good thing. Rather than force you to thumb your way through hordes of women you have nothing in common with but location, the latest apps add a valuable level of selection, and at the very least seek to put you into an arena of like-minded souls. “It’s important to be clear on exactly what you’re looking for,” says L.A. intimacy therapist Robert Weiss, “since these apps bring you whatever you want, immediately.”
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