These Dating Apps Are Hot Right Now

By: Emily Maggrett

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We all know online dating sucks, except when it doesn't (and it often doesn't!). For every person who complains about Tinder drama, there's another person who's thrilled to have met their soulmate on there. In fact, so many people have found love through dating apps that there's now a whole new generation of them, many of which cater to specialized audiences. Whether you want to date the friends of your friends, other people at your college, influencers, other Christians, LGBTQ+ singles ... there's an app for that!

Are you intrigued yet? Good. Because for this gallery, we've rounded up some of the hottest new dating apps for younger people. If you're looking for a long-term relationship, a new friend or a so-called "winter boyfriend," we've got you covered. 😉 Ranging from classic to bleeding edge, these are the apps that everyone is talking about.

So, are you ready to discover the right dating app for you? Click through this gallery to find the app that's best suited for your needs. Used safely and responsibly, dating apps can help you forge new and exciting relationships ... or at least, get your love life out of its same old boring rut. Take the first step toward a better social life — check out these dope apps!

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