All the apps listed in this section have options for guys looking for a serious relationship, but their primary function is to hook up strangers quickly.Surge, especially, markets itself as more of a quick hook-up app than a place to make a lasting connection.The gold standard for serious, monogamously-minded straight people is still e Harmony, but because that site refuses to let anyone other than “breeders” join (only heterosexual matches allowed), it’s difficult to sing its praises. OKCupid maintains its intellectual branding by collecting data on all of its users (answers to public quiz questions, that is) and publishing reports on what sort of behaviors gets people matched up.Though there are certainly ways to remain open for casual flings on OKCupid, the mere fact that you have to fill out a long profile suggests you’re in this for the long haul.
In the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people who had used an online dating service in the last two years were asked which one they had joined.
The second most popular app for straight people, Mingle, uses video profiles, so it’s easy to draw a conclusion there.
Mingle is free as well, and it adds a group chat function — remember AIM singles chatrooms? Mingle takes a chatroom, adds in Chatroulette, and puts the whole thing on your phone. A few other good options are Jaumo, Moko or Skout than Tinder.
OKCupid is free, though a paid account allows you to search for users with specific details in their profile.
If you perform well on OKCupid, you may also be invited into its top-tier wing of “most attractive” users.