Surprisingly, for such a normcore app, OKCupid offers 22 options for gender identity and 12 for sexual orientation, making it one of the most inclusive dating apps.
OKCupid also makes it possible for users to make their profiles invisible to straight people, as well as hide straight profiles from their matches.
Raya, on the other hand, is like the Berghain of dating apps; if the gatekeepers don't like you, you're not getting in.
The app has a vetting process that includes sharing your Instagram account and providing a recommendation from someone who's already been accepted into the Raya inner circle.
According to Raya, applications without a recommendation from a current member rarely get accepted.
The League is available on i OS and Android, but, in true elite form, Raya is only available on i OS.
Bumble has no qualms in calling out unruly behavior on their app and also offers photo verification to quell any fears of being catfished.
If the thought of meeting someone you met on the internet makes you nervous, there are apps that can connect you with people your friends already know.
It minimizes the overwhelming paradox of choice that often comes with online dating.
So, you're an "important" person who can't have their dating profile on just any dating site -- or you want to date an equally "important" person. The League is for anyone who admits they have high standards AKA very picky.
Tinder puts your pics front and center, and gives you a small space for writing an elevator pitch about yourself.
If you're uncomfortable being primarily judged by your photos, you're better off with a more traditional site like the ones listed above, where you can impress your future suitor with more details in a meatier written profile.
Religion and faith are driving forces for many people, resulting in the desire to date someone who shares those beliefs, too.