"There are plenty of fish in the sea."The age-old saying traditionally applies to dating, but it can also apply to dating apps.
With so many dating sites and apps available today, where does one even start?
Here's a short list of the most popular dating apps you can download.
While some are just apps, a few also have desktop sites you can log into on your computer -- and there's no shame in using more than one service at a time.
If you ever get overwhelmed, or eventually find The One, most let you deactivate or delete your profile.
These dating apps are the equivalent to a pair of khakis from The Gap; there's absolutely nothing wrong with them, they're just overwhelmingly bland compared to what else is out there.
Ok Cupid, Match and Zoosk are standard fare for traditional dating websites.
You can write lengthy paragraphs about your interests, hopes, dreams, fantasy football team or whatever and upload multiple photos.
Tinder's the biggest thing to shake up online dating since "You Got Mail." It damn near invented the idea of right-swiping for "yes" and has evolved from its original "hookups-only" origin to a more standard dating app.
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.
Some of the most popular religion-centered apps are CDate (i OS) for Christians, JSwipe (i OS and Android) for those of Jewish faith and Minder (i OS) for Muslims.