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In the five short years since it’s debut, Tinder has experienced a meteoric rise to dominance.

Popular among straight and LGBTQ communities, Tinder’s swipe method set a new standard in user experience, influencing the functionality of competing apps.

Couples accounts are common seeking thirds or “unicorns,” (individuals who date or hookup with couples,) so much so that the term has entered mainstream consciousness.

While people join to find everything from casual hookups to potential life partners, many join just to see what will happen. “It seemed like it would be entertaining and I was pretty newly single, so I figured why not check it out,” she said.

The full site presents potential matches that users can click on to learn more, while the mobile app offers a recall to Tinder, allowing users swipe left or right on entire profiles.

Inclusive to all users, Ok Cupid offers twenty-two different gender identities and thirteen sexual orientations to select.

Users can create a Tinder profile with Facebook photos and start searching within minutes.

Upgrading to Tinder Gold includes additional perks, including the chance to rewind and re-swipe users you’ve already seen, the ability to see who likes you before you swipe, and unlimited likes.“There's been a lot more trans girls on Grindr and straight guys only looking for trans. It's way more open.” Just last week, the app introduced options for users to identify their personal pronouns as “he/him,” “she/her,” or “they/theirs” as well as multiple options for gender identification, including “non-binary,” “transwoman,” “woman,” “non- conforming,” and “queer.” Despite it’s reputation, Grindr’s users may indicate if they are open to deeper connections on their profiles and the app doesn’t allow for nudity in public pictures.

Users in less metropolitan areas may feel the app offers limited dating options, though the app continues to grow.

“[It’s] very very detailed as far as what they make you put in your description.

Like your job, salary goals, ideal first date, [if you] want kids or not, etc,” said Trejo.

Plenty of Fish’s interface allows users to search however they feel most comfortable: swiping Tinder-style or viewing users based on proximity.

While messaging is free, to see extended profiles and more than one photo of potential matches users must upgrade to paid membership.

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