"In general, it is a great thing that exists."Reggie, a 20-something operations manager for a nonprofit organization - who, like all the dating app users we talked to, preferred to give only his first name and occupation as biographical details when talking about the subject - said he tends to keep online dating out of most in-person conversations.
Most of his friends do the same."We don't want to put something that is supposed to be like a dating, personal ad into our real world," he says.
GROUPERHow it works Users sign up through Facebook and pick a trio of friends; Grouper plans a meeting with a set of three other friends at a local bar.
After you've signed up Each date costs a person and includes one round of drinks at the establishment, which is selected by Grouper.
The biggest audience is 18- to 24CUPIDThe ratings Users are looking for long-term commitments and are willing to complete a somewhat lengthy profile to find them.
The stats The site has, on average, 5 million new matches and 400 million profile ratings a day.
Users want face-to-face meetings to come soon, but not immediately, and they want a whopping five potential matches a day.
How it works The app searches for singles based on the user's location.
How it works The app uses Facebook networks to match potential dates.
Users fill out a bare-bones profile, with some multiple-choice questions about religion, ethnicity and age range, plus a few fill-in-the-blank statements, such as "I appreciate when a date is..." that must be completed in 150 characters or less.