Just in case you haven't already heard: Tinder isn't the only dating app available for those looking for love (or in Tinder's case, a quick hookup). And if you're already on the hunt for love, you shouldn't waste time hunting for the app to find it, too. Fortunately, we've got you covered. Below are five dating apps that could help you seal the deal with the honey of your dreams.
If going on a one-on-one date is super intimidating and leaves you nervous to venture out into the great unknown, then a double-date through Grouper is a great option. Grab one of your single friends to meet up with two other singles—both duos are looking for a good time and maybe even a spark or two. Another great part about the app (available in the App Store)? There are no rules about who is set up with whom. Just see where the night goes. It's definitely one of the better options for a casual good time without the typical pressure.
2. Plenty of Fish
You need to check out this modern alternative to the age-old phrase, "There's plenty of fish in the sea." Some argue that this app is the original Tinder. Established in 2010, Plenty of Fish (POF) sets singles up with a profile, picture and answers to various questions about themselves, which helps determine who else on the app would be a good match. POF is a notable site because of how many users are involved. With limitless messaging and communication, there truly are "plenty of fish in the [social] sea."
3. Coffee Meets Bagel
You've probably heard the fairytales from this app… marriages, anniversaries, all in all, true love. Coffee Meets Bagel is designed for singles who are seriously ready to find the one. It can be casual, yes; however, the majority of users on the app are looking for someone that will finish their sentences, celebrate life's milestones and enter the next phase of life. As soon as you download the free app in the App Store, we bet you'll "find your Everything Bagel this season."
If you're sticking strictly to your own religion, JSwipe offers a Tinder alternative for Jewish singles looking for—you guessed it—other Jewish singles. The free app, available in the App Store, is becoming progressively popular on college campuses and among younger crowds. And the self-proclaimed "Tinder for Jews" stands by its mission to connect Jewish singles not for a casual hookup, but for a long-term commitment. A one-night-stand is not the goal, but it's also not discouraged (wink, wink).
Before they ask if you're interested, they ask if you love Disney. Because MouseMingle is the app that hooks up Disney aficionados with their romantic counterparts. When downloading this app, the basic questions include 1) Which Disney prince or princess is your favorite? 2) Which Disney song makes your heart sing? 3) How far away you live from the nearest park? and of course 4) Do you have an annual pass to the parks? Unlike some of the above apps, this dating site encourages love and/or friendships… because, let's face it, no one wants to ride the spinning teacups alone.