In addition to matching women — which you can do by playing low-pressure games like “Would you rather” — Dattch also has a Pinterest-like feature that allows you to fill your profile with pictures of your favorite hobbies, foods and travel spots.
If both people “like” one another (swipe right) they go into a private chat room where they can get to know each other better.
Best for: Any woman who has been turned off by online dating, thanks to one too many explicit messages or “erotic” pictures sent from a total stranger.
How it works: Similar to Tinder, the app alerts you to singles in your area and your age range, and you swipe left or right depending on whether you like the look of someone. Men must be invited by a female friend to join — which hopefully means less creepy messages.
At the very least, you can be sure you won’t find Anthony Weiner on this one.
Best for: Lesbians or bisexual women, especially Pinterest lovers.
How it works: Grindr, the location-based dating app for gay men, has been around since 2009.
Now there’s an equivalent for lesbians and bisexual women.
The profiles are verified — by logging in via Facebook — so users know there are no dudes lurking in the mix.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
A new wave of free dating apps is making old-fashioned dating sites look downright matronly — but it can be difficult to know which you’ll like best.