Finding love in the age of Tinder is no easy feat. Instead of phone calls, there’s the cryptic text message; instead of maturely calling things quit, there’s ghosting (or worse, breaking up via Snapchat); and instead of blind dates, there is a veritable sea of dating apps to navigate. Are you busy and ambitious? Do you read your horoscope every morning? Can you craft a perfect playlist? There’s a dating app for you! Unfortunately, finding the right dating app isn’t so easy (as if finding a perfect match weren’t hard enough).
How can you tell which app is better suited to all your needs—and worth the time and energy that first dates require? We gave our best shot at answering these questions and convinced a few of our editors to review the best dating apps on the market right now. The stories will make you laugh, make you cry, and perhaps inspire your own search for love. Want to know if our editors found what they were looking for? Read their quest to find—if not love—the perfect dating app, and pick one out for yourself.
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Which dating apps did you deem worthy of your screen space?
This story was originally published on May 13, 2016, and has been updated.