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?The ultimate goal – if you’re both interested – is to end up zero feet away. Don’t expect to find a long-term relationship here, though – shocking, I know.This site is for singles who are ready to mingle but not ready to commit. It’s free, which is probably why Ok Cupid remains pretty high on the popularity list of traditional dating websites.But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.
Grouper sets you up with a match, then lets both parties bring along two friends.
Facebook profile photos of nearby singles appear randomly; users respond with an easy “like” or “nope” with the swipe of their fingers.
When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.
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.
The true intentions (“trints”), which can range from “let’s talk” to “coffee” to “romance” to “hookup,” aren’t revealed unless there is a successful match.