Grouper sets you up with a match, then lets both parties bring along two friends.

Down can be used for dating as well, but let’s be honest: This app still lives up to its former name. Trint Me allows shy users to initiate the next step behind the veil of their smartphones.

Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.

Those who mutually rate each other at a four or higher will get introduced via email.

“Black Status” users are sent 100 matches per day, which means they have a large number of Facebook friends who also use Hinge.

Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.

It was originally a service called Just Say Hi, but the site transitioned to Mingle2 in 2008 and now works with many populations of singles.

Here’s another friends-of-friends dating site that finds matches through Facebook.

That means users can easily do some recon before agreeing to a date.With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.Carrot Dating doesn’t want its users to settle for their second choice. Sometimes called the “anti-Facebook,” this app encourages people to get offline and go out in the real world. With the rise of photo apps like Tinder, it’s clear there are much quicker and quirkier ways to find your better half. The drinks are prepaid and Grouper tells you exactly where to meet up, so all you have to do is decide who should tag along. Maybe all three of you will find a love connection.