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.
Created as a way to take the complications out of online dating apps, Pure's tagline is "dates right now," but "dates" might be a euphemism. The app cuts to the chase, allowing users to search through a stream of nearby people during an allotted window of time and decide whether or not they want to hook up. If the feeling is mutual between two users, more photos can be requested – be it smile, six pack, or sexual organs. You can chat, decide to meet nearby if you hit it off and choose your own adventure from there.