Grouper sets you up with a match, then lets both parties bring along two friends.Down can be used for dating as well, but let’s be honest: This app still lives up to its former name. Trint Me allows shy users to initiate the next step behind the veil of their smartphones.Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.The true intentions (“trints”), which can range from “let’s talk” to “coffee” to “romance” to “hookup,” aren’t revealed unless there is a successful match.But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?
“Black Status” users are sent 100 matches per day, which means they have a large number of Facebook friends who also use Hinge.Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five.Matches who mutually like each other can begin the conversation via text.It’s gonna cost about a month to move forward with a match, but Zoosk “learns as you click” in order to constantly deliver relevant matches.It also lets users hook up and Netflix accounts, which is a unique way for singles to display personality and tastes.This all-male dating app matches guys with nearby singles, similar to Tinder, with only a photo and a brief profile.Coffee Meets Bagel sends one potential friend-of-a-friend match to your inbox every day at noon.The “bagel” is based on specific profile information and preferences, such as religion, height and personal details.When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.Carrot Dating doesn’t want its users to settle for their second choice. Sometimes called the “anti-Facebook,” this app encourages people to get offline and go out in the real world.