But what the creators of other apps might be ignoring is the fact that there's one thing stronger than the bond from two people liking the same thing, and that's two people hating the same thing. The ads with same-sex couples are an obvious giveaway, but OkCupid has snuck in other little features to weed out more conservative-minded people. A selfie dosen't have to include your face is all you need to get started. These aren't like, match or eharmony where you need to pay to do basically anything. Happn uses your current location to alert you of other users nearby. Hey, maybe they're just putting all of their focus on the matchmaking. That there are "plenty of fish in the sea" shouldn't be blocking options because of a fish's sexual preference, but. You'll be lucky if you avoid being messaged something totally raunchy and uninvited, but most users are nice humans and will state their intentions in their bios. You only get five matches a day, and that might seem like a tiny number compared to unlimited swiping on Tinder but it's only because The League lets you use ultra specific filters, and it takes time to handpick the best of the best for. Whether its a casual sex encounter, threesome or bdsm fun, Lucky is all about one thing: connecting people who are looking for the same thing as you. The bottom line: If you're one of those people who downloads Tinder in the spur of the moment and then forgets about it, The League isn't for you. The downsides: Grindr is nsfw. The expensive sites do offer free trials, but seven days isn't enough time to find someone. Downsides: You mean, other than the obvious fact that you'll probably get carpal tunnel from having to swipe through so many profiles? Meet the right people at the right time. The idea is to eliminate the awkward "What are we" conversations and set you up for success by pairing you with people who share your priorities. They deserve endless applause just for that, but I realize many people on dating apps care about more than the aesthetics. It's a step up from hookup apps but the perfect level of serious for 20 and 30 somethings who want something real, but don't need anyone asking how many kids they want just yet. What it's good for: This is the place for gay people who can't stand the heteronormativity of apps like Tinder or Bumble, and is especially handy for those looking for a friends with benefits situation.