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In 2012, Tinder went viral and became one of the most popular ways to meet local singles

In 2012, Tinder went viral and became one of the most popular ways to meet local singles

8. Tinder

The app sped up the matching process by inviting its free members to swipe left and right on compatible dating profiles, and the signature mutual-matching system has become the standard operating procedure for many of today’s dating apps and sites.

Tinder garnered the reputation of a hookup app because it puts a lot of emphasis on the profile photo and instant attraction. Plus, its matching system prioritizes singles who live in your area. However, singles use Tinder for a variety of reasons, and we have heard of Tinder relationships, believe it or not.

If you’re looking at the numbers, Tinder is pretty dang impressive. Tinder sees over 2 billion views per day, and it is responsible for inspiring over 1.5 million dates per week. Since its launch, Tinder has created over 43 billion matches worldwide. As long as you’re not a complete jerk, it should be pretty easy to match with people and pick up dates on this fun-loving app.

9. DOWN

DOWN is a sex-positive dating app where people are down for just about anything you can think of, especially if it involves a discreet hookup.

DOWN offers a secure, anonymous, and discreet place to arrange sexy encounters. The app verifies profiles through Facebook, but it won’t post or share anything on your public dating profile.

DOWN gives users the opportunity to skip the small talk by choosing to “get down” immediately. If both users choose this option when swiping right, they’ll get a notification about when and where to meet up. No awkward chatting necessary. If you would prefer to chat online before meeting, then select “get dates,” and you’ll see a chat window open when the other person likes you back.

Sounds intriguing, right? If you want to learn more about DOWN’s mission and matching features, then read our full review and see what it has to offer you.

10. Grindr

Grindr gets called the “gay Tinder” a lot, but the app actually launched in 2009 (three years before Tinder), and it pioneered location-based matching before the straight dating apps caught on.