If you're looking for the ideal first date, give How About We (Android, i OS) a try?
Thanks to mobile devices and location-sensing apps, however, the whole world has become your playground for dates, hookups and long-term relationships. Check out our top dating, hook-up and meet-up apps that will help you find the Right One... Ok Cupid (Android, i OS) features a massive userbase and straightforward dating tools.
But rather than rest on their laurels, OKC keeps refining and adding on features to its apps, such as a new system of "Flavors" that allows users to quickly view evocative flavors of potential matches, such as Kinky Nerds, Beard Lovers, World Travelers, etc.
How About We is continuously tinkering with the formula, with new features such as Today, which aims for quick, on-demand dates in 5 minutes. Users fill out their profile with their star sign and sign-specific traits and emoji, and Align will send you a daily constellation of compatible singles.
If the stars align with mutual likes, the app links you up with a private messaging window, and from there, your fate is in your hands. With Bumble (Android, i OS), you either create an account or sign in via Facebook to meet new dates or friends in your area.
Dragon Fruit (Android, i OS) is a dating app aimed at the geeky set that helps break the ice by making sure you're matched with somebody who has similar interests as you.
Users set up a profile (complete with your own origin story) and fill out a geek index of your hobbies and fandoms, whether it's a TV show, video game, author or comic book.
All this is in addition to Ok Cupid's messaging tools, personality quizzes, Instagram integration and other old favorites.
A premium subscription adds other features, such as refined search tools and the ability to see users who have liked you.
There's also an option to set up other features, such as the ability to view your mutual friends, can be unlocked by purchasing a virtual currency called "beans".
Grindr (Android, i OS) allows gay and bisexual men to meet up with like-minded men nearby.
And, of course, because you know friends in common, you're both more accountable and less likely to act like jerks when faced with the prospect of real world social blowback.