Tinder is perhaps the most well-known dating app for swiping through potential matches. The photos and short profiles encourage you to make snap judgments about potential partners. You create a simple profile with a handful of photos and a few sentences about yourself, then throw yourself into the pool of other users near you, in your desired age range.
The app displays singles in your area. If you like someone's profile, swipe the photo to the right; otherwise, swipe to the left. If you both swipe right, you can send messages and set something up. Upgrading to a paid Plus or Gold membership at Tinder gives you premium features like unlimited likes or rewinds that give would-be partners a second chance. If you know how to use Tinder's premium tiers, you can also change the location you want your profile to appear in.
Tinder continues to tinker with its formula, rolling out a video feature that allows you to make in-app video calls to matches without exchanging personal details. A Safety Center feature ties into Noonlight app and provides a panic button in case you wind up on a date where you feel unsafe, and you can run background checks based on data from public records. Tinder may even add a "swipe party" feature that lets your friends join in on the fun of helping pick out a would-be partner for you.