In five years, the current proliferation of digital matchmaking services will lead to millions of lackluster wedding toasts, but – for now at least – the mobile-ization of romance is a boon for busy guys. Unfortunately, apps are flooding the market and Silicon Valley has discovered marketing speak, meaning its harder than ever to tell what works from what merely exists. Here are the only five dating apps you need to know about. Our recommendation? Choose one that works and stick with it. Your love life shouldn't be a video game.
How About We
How About We is more about having fun than having a symmetrical face. Propose a date idea and wait for someone with similar interests to respond or peruse a selection of already posted suggestions and respond to the one that meshes best with your sensibilities. Ideas are adjacent to profile pictures and range from casual ("How about we go for a hike?"), to the classic ("How about we grab some ice cream?"), to the clearly-this-is a-fake-profile ("How about we go bck to mai plce and hkup?"). You simply select "Yes" or "No" based on your interest (or wait for someone to say yes to your proposal). It's a smart way to find a potential match based on shared interests and a refreshing change from searching through swarms of similar sounding profiles.