But the list doesn't even come close to ending there.
You've got an endless amount of apps popping up every day: Coffee Meets Bagel, Hook, Pinch, Instamour, Wyldfire, Whim, Floret... Each app or website claims to be the best solution for finding a soulmate, and each claims to be unique. Why are there so many online dating sites and apps?
You've got the old-timers — Match.com, OKCupid, e Harmony, Zoosk, JDate, and Christian Mingle.
And then you've got the new and trendy apps, like Tinder and Hinge.
And then there's the fact that everything in our lives is shifting to digital.
We shop, socialize, and do just about everything else online, so why wouldn't we want to make romantic connections online as well?
What may have been associated with a certain stigma in years past is now becoming increasingly mainstream.
In turn, more people are trying to launch their own online dating solutions.
Digitizing meeting people streamlines the process and makes it easier and less-time consuming to weed out potential matches that you already know aren't going to work out.But while online dating may be much more convenient than conventional courtship, it can often be frustrating for users, which in turn leads to more willingness to try new platforms and apps — or try a bunch at a time.