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.
Sign up, create your profile, and answer a barrage of questions on everything from politics to sex positions. The app then uses a logarithm to find you the most compatible matches around. Similar to Tinder, OkCupid utilizes a location-based service and proposes potential paramours within a certain radius. Sure, there's a swipe-left and swipe-right arm of the app, but there's also just a standard browse and message format that's simple and effective. It's all about the power of your profile though, so spend a little extra time and don't choose The Shawshank Redemption as your favorite movie. You liked it, but so did everyone else.