Thanks to apps like Tinder, online dating has basically morphed into mobile dating nowadays.
Though swiping through Tinder is an effective way to end -- or at least try to end -- your dry spell, it's not exactly the most safe app out there.
To keep things as broad as possible, we left out apps that are based solely on religion (sup, JSwipe) or on sexual orientation (oh hey there, Grindr).
We also excluded companies like and e Harmony, because you're probably already familiar with them thanks to the gazillion commercials they have.
It's also much harder to use these sites without paying for their subscription service.
We may be single, but we're not desperate enough -- -- to pay a monthly fee to end our Single Lady Syndrome.
"I got sick from the food we ate at a restaurant, it did not agree with my stomach. My date went to his trunk and retrieved one of his custom-tailored white French-cuff suit shirts that was supposed to be dropped off at the cleaners the next morning... Not only did my date handle the entire situation with compassion (although he still calls me Freeway), he took me back to the restaurant and raised a little hell about the incident their food had just created. "He grew pot, and consumed massive quantities of it every day." "I went on a date with a guy who seemed totally normal, and together for the first half of the date, but then he started talking about these flowers that he grew, and how the flowers told him secrets, and expanded his mind, and made him whole. Yeah, that was enough." -- Becca, age 36, PA"On our first date, I had a boy pick me up in an old Bobtail loaded with cattle.
On the freeway on the way home, I just couldn't 'hold it' anymore. In the cool night air, with only my date's car shielding me from the freeway, I had to relieve myself to end my gastrointestinal torture. We not only continued to date, we married and just celebrated 17 years in April. Took me a minute to realize he was saying that he grew pot, and consumed massive quantities of it every day. The cows were crapping over the side of the truck onto my parents' suburban sidewalk.
My date kindly and quickly pulled off the road on an offramp, and I jumped out. I married him." -- Monica, age 44, Utah"He was studying a degree in Forensic Science at the time and told me, 'I know how to get rid of a body so no one would ever know it was me, or where to find it.' Needless to say, I didn't pursue this romantic endeavour." -- Rebecca, age 28, London, UK"I had a date with a guy who has been asking me out for a while. At the end of dinner he said we'll split the check down the middle.
Although totally embarrassed and humiliated, I got back into the car.
We went out for dinner and drinks which he made me pay for myself (which is whatever... Yup buddy that's all you get." -- Jen, age 28, New York"Had a guy who referred to himself in the 3rd person the entire date. Then he asked me if 'Autumn wanted to go back to Eric's place now' to which I replied, 'I'll have to ask her and get back to you.'" -- Autumn, age 29, Augusta, GA"It was his birthday, so I offered to take him out to a nice rooftop restaurant.
I can handle myself), but when we got back to the bar we had met at for drinks before dinner for him to return me to my car he leaned in for a kiss and I gave him a quick peck and he said 'that's all I get!? The drinks came and one of them spilled on the table, he stopped the waitress from wiping it up and proceeded to slurp it off of the table and said 'these drinks ain't cheap' (as though he was paying).
Then he spent the rest of the night on his phone." -- Selina-Rachel, age 23, Toronto "Went out with a guy I had been talking to for a while...