Dating in the modern world takes more than trying to stage a meet-cute and hoping for the best. If you’re single, looking to mingle and finding that your local bar scene just isn’t working out, we suggest taking it online or, rather, to your smartphone. One doesn’t even need access to a laptop to find love anymore; you can now swipe your way to true happiness from the comfort of your palm. We’ve rounded up seven must-download smartphone dating apps for those on-the-go gals who are ready to find the perfect person for forever…or for tonight. Whatever you’re after, one of these best dating apps will help you find it.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.