However, I found the app confusing to use, with too many features and too many gimmicks.

I shouldn't have to look up online tutorials to figure out how to use a dating app. I was also disappointed in the notifications, which I found too pushy.

They suggest ice-breakers for first messages, and the profiles are more in-depth than Tinder.

Which is great if you trust the judgment of your friends and family.

Of course, some of us are trying to meet new people, far removed from our everyday lives.

Knowing very little about a person can also make initial messaging more challenging.

You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.

If you're single, you might be searching for a partner who wants to stroll through a park or spend a lazy weekend with you rewatching ?

Here's an overview of the best dating sites on the market. Bumble requires women to message first and if the guy doesn't message back within 24 hours, he loses the potential match.

(Hinge may have come to understand that, since you no longer need Facebook to sign up.) The app also asks questions to help you match with better connections, which can be a plus for serious relationship seekers.

Coffee Meets Bagel hopes to offer users better-quality matches by sending curated matches, or "bagels," each day at noon.

That said, I've never met a single person who actually uses the app.