Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users – using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.

These features provide you with a lot of different options when choosing how to interact with others online, but the several different kinds of notifications can also become confusing! In addition to this, Ok Cupid has a much more streamlined design than Plenty of Fish, while still offering more options for connecting with potential matches than Tinder does.

The “Quickmatch” function is a swipe-based matching system, but other matches (determined based on your answers to quick yes/no questions) are ranked by their compatibility to you.

However, its most recent update included features (such as the ability to view profiles of individuals who aren’t in your local area or undo an accidental swipe) that can only be accessed by a monthly subscription fee to an upgraded version of Tinder called Tinder Plus.

Now Tinder also limits the previously unlimited number of right swipes that you can make in a set time period unless you pay the monthly fee.

Bumble (i OS only): Bumble was actually created by an employee of Tinder after she left the company, and was created with an intent to discourage gender issues in online dating.

Bumble includes almost all of the same features as Tinder, but has two key differences – women are the only ones who can message a match first, and if they don’t message within twenty-four hours of matching the match disappears.

These new features are intriguing (and I’ve definitely found myself wishing for a chance to take back an accidental left swipe!

), but with a sticker price of .99 a month, Tinder Plus is definitely outside the budget of most of its users.

Plenty of Fish Plenty of Fish offers a lot of different features.