Are you one of those people in the bar who is afraid to do the first move personally, so you’re just creepily staring at your crush in the corner waiting for him or her to notice you? Did you make it a habit to sleep your way out every Valentine’s day wearing your 3 days old sweatpants at home while binge watching rom-com movies alone… because why not? YOU’RE SINGLE.

It is time for a change, because living the modern age era comes with lots of pros like…. DATING APPS, so why not give these sweet treats a chance? Gone are the days that you have to force yourself to physically socialize with random strangers, but now with a good wifi connection you can easily have your happy ever after. Take a look at these 5 user friendly dating apps.

1. Tinder

“Love me TINDER”

It is the online dating app that everyone is talking about. All your friends have it and maybe the old lady across your street (just guessing) . Why is it so popular if you may ask, well… I used to be a casual user of Tinder, and what I like the most with this app is it’s user friendly interface. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile but don’t worry – nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook.

Your Tinder profile is made up of your first name, age, photos of your choice and any pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook. You can also include your education and occupation in your bio. Tinder then finds you potential matches near your location (you can narrow it down by age and distance, too) and if they take your fancy, you swipe right to ‘like’ them. If not, go left to ‘pass’. If they’ve also ‘liked’ you – then bingo, it’s a match and you can start messaging.

2. Bumble

Be my BUMBLEbee”

If you are a strong independent woman then Bumble is the right platform for you. It is dubbed as  ”The Feminist Tinder” because it encourages women to do the first move. The app works like this: you download the app, set up your profile, and start swiping. If you mess up and accidentally swipe left when you mean to swipe right — swipe right meaning that you’re interested in someone — you can shake your phone to undo it. The user interface isn’t clunky, and it’s easy to use. Both men and women swipe, but only women can start the conversation (women empowerment), and they only have 24 hours from the time they match to start chatting before the connection disappears forever. So, for my girlfriends out there get your game face on and swipe away.

3. Coffee meets Bagel

“That perfect morning combination”

I am not talking about brunch but if you’re a morning person and looking for a special someone who also matches your interest, level of IQ then why not give Coffee Meets Bagel a try? What sets apart this dating app from the rest is because it has The Smartest Users. Coffee Meets Bagel boasts of one of the most highly educated user bases of any dating site out there with 96% of users holding at least a Bachelor’s and over a third holding a Master’s degree.

No Sketchy Messages because both parties have to mutually “like” each other before messaging begins, there’s no chance of logging in to read a litany of skeevy messages complimenting your boobs.

It’s not a “Hookup App. Many women say the ambiguity of apps such as Tinder and Okcupid Locals makes it hard to figure out which guys are interested in dating and which ones are just interested in hooking up. Coffee Meets Bagel isn’t ambiguous and they don’t bank on perpetuating the confusion.

4. Grindr

“Grindr me softly”

For those who have a gay best friend like me, then you know what this app is all about. Obviously this caters to gay men only, who are in search of a special someone, whether, a summer fling,  a hook up, or for a long term.  The app helps users find other gay men by utilizing their mobile’s GPS technology.

Users can log on to instantly see other Grindr members in the area, share pics, stats, chat or arrange to meet. But according to my  research, to be successful in GRINDR you have to remember these tips,  there are two successful types of Grindr profile to craft for successful responses: a sexy, mysterious profile where you come off as a cool, mildly apathetic person who doesn’t look as desperate as you actually are in real life, or the more direct approach.

The direct approach has a Tinder-esque face pic, maybe shirtless, and has social media accounts linked to it. But whatever works for you, it’s your choice. Goodluck! 🙂

5. OkCupid

“You’re OKcupid to go”

As the survey goes, this dating app is one of the best site that is totally free. To start the app, first things first, you answer a series of “match questions” that indicate personality qualities and the degree to which they are important to you. Based on how you answer, OKCupid will give you a percentage of compatibility with other users by comparing your answers and importance levels to theirs.

Not to mention OKCupid also has an algorithm that determines how attractive you are.  it involves ratings from other users, how many views your profile gets, and the rate at which you get responses to your messages. OKCupid will therefore show you, on your homepage, people who are comparably attractive to you.

Like most dating sites you fill out a profile and post pictures of yourself. There is a “quick match” feature where you can either give the person you’re looking at a thumbs up or down. If you both like each other, OKCupid will let you know, and you can exchange messages.