According to a 2013 Pew Research Poll, 59 percent of Americans think that online dating is a great way to meet people, and one in five singles between the ages of 25 and 34 has gone digital to find a date. As with most all things, the personals have gone mobile.And there’s no shortage of sites for those on the prowl: Online Dating Magazine lists more than 2,500 to choose from in the U. When Tinder launched in September of 2012 it sparked an app revolution.Only after both parties have tapped “Like” can contact be initiated.

The Cons: With the tagline “Get Lucky,” Clover is kind of geared more toward casual encounters than long-term love.

The app aims to maximize exposure, meaning that everyone you liked or didn’t like can see that you viewed their profile.

The Pros: Bumble offers relief for ladies who’ve fled the online dating world after dealing with too many creeps.

It also gives shyer guys a break from feeling like they’re always playing offense.

Now, daters no longer spend hours chained to their desktops, obsessing over elaborately crafted profiles.

They can search for love while in line at the grocery store, or while waiting for the elevator. The i Tunes store has exploded with apps catering to a wide range of personal preferences—age and religion, eating habits, sexual fetishes, even relationships lasting longer than a one-night-stand. Profiles are short on detail, and many swipers are just looking for a sidepiece. area, met her fiancée on Tinder, but said that “75 percent of the people on there are looking for a hookup.

Catfishing is non-existent as potential partners are chosen from your friends’ friends lists.

The Cons: Those 24-hours between Bagels can leave you feeling hungry if you’re the proactive type.

From a technology and price perspective, Zoosk is on top of its game, so you definitely won’t regret downloading it.

Poor Helen was just looking for love when she purchased a tiny piece of newspaper real estate to announce her search for a nice gentleman.

The app also offers video chat options for some face time before you actually meet up.