No one ever said that finding the perfect mate was easy, but the Internet has put almost every single person in your locality at your fingertips.
Even a few years ago, Internet dating meant tethering yourself to your computer.
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.
Tinder (Android, i OS) blazed the trail, set by Grindr, toward a world of swipe and scroll dating apps.
On its face Tinder encourages you to make shallow, snap judgments about potential partners.
You create a simple profile with a handful of photos and a few sentences about yourself, then throw yourself at the Internet's mercy. If you like one, swipe the photo to the right; otherwise, swipe to the left.