Instead of phone calls, there’s the cryptic text message; instead of maturely calling it quits, there’s ghosting (or worse, breaking up via Snapchat); and instead of blind dates, there is a veritable sea of dating apps to navigate. Want to know if our editors found what they were looking for?

The stories will make you laugh, make you cry, and perhaps inspire your own search for love.

Finding someone you love on a dating site video

We sit in the car for 20 to 30 minutes while I try to convince him to take me home. At the end of the day you may not meet The One, but you’ll have some stories to tell by trying it out.

He continues with the hand-rubbing thing, and after I finally give off enough signals, he literally stops talking to me—like complete silence—and drops me off. And though I rag on the experience of the many, many terrible men on Tinder, I must say there’s something special about finding a gem among the dirt.

The Date: I found out about the app from my roommate, who had a friend who knew the founder, so we accidentally ended up going out with the same guy, since the app was pretty new at the time and we were both located close to this person (obviously, since we lived in the SAME APARTMENT), so that was funny, if not ultimately successful. Gabby had a different take: “The user experience isn’t bad, but a little overwhelming.

You’re probably crossing paths with hundreds of single men a day—thousands in New York—but do you need to match with every single one?

The Nuts and Bolts: Instead of having just a gallery of images, the app prompts you to choose a theme song to play during your photo slideshow.

You can tell a lot about a person by the images they choose, but even more by the one song they have them coincide with!

The Date: But my most horrific online dating experience has come from Bumble.

I was talking to this guy, and we really clicked; we had the same humor and even the same horoscope sign.

But it only gives you 24 hours to reach out to the guy and for him to reply, so it’s almost too much pressure.