Carrot Dating doesn’t want its users to settle for their second choice. Sometimes called the “anti-Facebook,” this app encourages people to get offline and go out in the real world.Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?Down can be used for dating as well, but let’s be honest: This app still lives up to its former name. Trint Me allows shy users to initiate the next step behind the veil of their smartphones.

That means users can easily do some recon before agreeing to a date.

Users can also search by shared friends or interests, then connect via a live instant messenger chat.

45 years ago I had them but I had forgotten about the whole things.

The social networking apps that are really fronts for dating apps are a poor substitute for PPW.

“Black Status” users are sent 100 matches per day, which means they have a large number of Facebook friends who also use Hinge.

Tinder is fast, fun and kind of addicting, which is why it seems more like a “hot or not” game than a site for true love connections.

If the need ever arises, I will return with lightening speed.

With the rise of photo apps like Tinder, it’s clear there are much quicker and quirkier ways to find your better half. The drinks are prepaid and Grouper tells you exactly where to meet up, so all you have to do is decide who should tag along. Maybe all three of you will find a love connection.

Facebook profile photos of nearby singles appear randomly; users respond with an easy “like” or “nope” with the swipe of their fingers.