Earlier this year, writing for Motherboard, Daniel Stuckey proclaimed Tinder—the geo-location hook up app that matches users together only after both have approved of each other—to be the end of online dating as we know it.He touted its minimalism and straight-to-the-point approach. Profiles lack the basic information typically provided on other dating sites and apps, leaving users to select a match solely on looks.

Wingman aims to match travelers together in its creative approach to online dating.

The good thing about this app is, it enables you to find a flying partner for your trips out of town.

Another classic, Plenty Of Fish offers multiple matching features, which can come in handy if you're looking for a solid match.

You can choose to view the profiles of people you like and send them messages or even click the “meet me” button to let someone know you're interested in meeting IRL.

They say there's plenty of fish in the sea, but for whatever reason, the sea of dating apps appears to be lacking plenty.

With the meteoric rise and virality of apps like Tinder, Grindr, and the ever-popular Ok Cupid, it would appear the pool of smartphone dating is a small one. The pool of prospective dates and bed buddies is larger than a five-block radius. You want to casually drop a line (and a wink) to a Facebook "friend"?

Should this prevent you from accessing online dating platforms? Second, you might not be willing to let your friends know you're starting to date online.

After all, why should you have to share your dating adventures with everyone you know?

Regardless of the reason you don't want to link your dating app to your Facebook account, there are many Tinder competitors out there that you can use instead.

Yes, there ways to prevent Tinder from linking to your Facebook account, but here are some other options you have when it comes to dating online: Ok Cupid is a classic when it comes to online dating, and the fact it's been around for some time now says a lot about its quality.

Up until now dating apps, not to be confused with online dating websites, have had a male heavy demographic—that is, until Tinder came along.