You answer a bunch of questions via the app, which is designed to feel like you're playing a game.
And then you're only matched with people who have similar answers and values.
Dating apps have a bad rap: They are often associated more closely with promoting casual hookups than actually connecting two gentle souls for an actual, head-over-heels, yes-yes-yes relationship.
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Why go through all the trouble if you're just there to hook up?
First off, At First Sight is the brainchild of Bachelor host Chris Harrison, and we all know how many heartstrings have been legit pulled by that TV show.
Here are 15 other options, on which you might have a higher chance at matching with "the one" — or at least someone worth sticking with for a while.
On the opposite side of the spectrum from apps like Tinder is The Dating Ring.I also have a couple of friends who met on Coffee Meets Bagel.The app gives you just one match per day, which is pretty lousy pickins' if you're just looking for a quick hookup.Actually, most apps — even Tinder — can yield a relationship, as long as you are super clear about what you're looking for in your profile and spend some time using them.Tinder just gives you one quick shot at clarification, and you'll still match with some creeps, but if your profile photo is sweet and elegant, and your tagline says something about how you're looking for love at the outset, you'll have a better chance at matching with the percentage of people on there who are ISO love.The word on the street is that Hinge is for those who are a bit more on the serious side, in part by virtue of the fact that you log in with Facebook and you're matched with friends of friends, so you could potentially tattle on a total jerk to a mutual friend.