You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.

Hinge focuses on common connections that you and a potential partner share on Facebook.

Which is great if you trust the judgment of your friends and family.

Changes in the last year have made Ok Cupid a bit more like Tinder, focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without matching with them first.

You can still send a message -- it just won't show up in the recipient's inbox unless you match.

If you want to play the odds when it comes to online dating, you need to be swiping where everyone's swiping.

On the upside, the profiles are brief, which allows you to make decisions quickly.For people who like a little extra hand-holding, CMB isn't the worst option.However, I found the app confusing to use, with too many features and too many gimmicks.Whether you're looking for a hookup or an LTR (long-term relationship), Tinder has you covered.It's basically the first stop for those entering the dating world.Of course, some of us are trying to meet new people, far removed from our everyday lives.