If you, like us, live in a sprawling city like Los Angeles, you know how important convenient geography can be in terms of making a relationship last.Sparkology requires that men be graduates of top-tier universities in order to join, which feels a bit gross considering it doesn't have the same standards for women.Before you delete it based on this inequity, know that the well-intentioned people at Coffee Meets Bagel made these changes based on user feedback—apparently, men like quantity and women like quality. If you don't want to lose the serendipitous aspect of real-life dating, you should probably sign up for Happn.This app promises to match you to people with whom you've crossed paths in the non-virtual world, somehow making things feel a little more organic.Ok Cupid has a patented Compatibility Matching System, which uses complicated algorithms to pick your matches.
We don't know how serious the contenders are on this platform—we don't use it as, to be honest, we barely even know our own sign—but if nothing else it will provide a welcome distraction from the tedium of scouring the digital universe to find your cosmic match.
This has likely changed somewhat given that in the same year, Match redid its mobile app to include features more akin to Tinder than OG Match.
Still, Match tends to draw a more serious crowd than many other apps, in part because elements of the platform require payment. Raya is exclusive and basically requires that you have a cool job, know cool people and have a lot of those cool people following you on Instagram.
, which is definitely the perfect setup for a meet-cute if ever we've heard one.
Something to consider before joining, however, is how hard it is to be rejected in online dating.
In a recent study, analytics company Applause ranked apps based on their user reviews, and this one came in third, which is promising.