But if you’ve recently abandoned the idea of meeting someone IRL and are just just getting into the game of swiping left and right, how do you know where to start?
Which apps are for romance and which are for casual fun?
The most popular dating app in the United States, Tinder, has more than 50 million monthly users worldwide, with a median age of 26.
Other popular apps include Bumble, which makes the woman send the first message in heterosexual matches; Coffee Meets Bagel, which actively distances itself from the hookup culture commonly associated with dating apps; Ok Cupid; and the original dating site’s mobile app, Match.
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Earlier this year, Vanity Fair declared Tinder as the ultimate place that twentysomethings go to “hit it and quit it”, claiming that the app was solely responsible for a “dating apocalypse”.
While die-hard romantics might agree, others say the app has revolutionised the process of hunting down no-strings fun at relatively little expense. But the pickier you are, the fewer matches you’ll receive, so if you’re looking for a casual hookup - get swiping.
Where will you find an enduring love and where will you bag yourself a cursory bedroom buddy?
Here’s how the confusing virtual landscape of modern love looks today.