Props to Coffee Meets Bagel for having the cutest name of all the dating apps.The service also offers more specific preference options, meaning you can narrow your choices to certain religious beliefs or ethnicities if those things are important to you.

First off, Tinder the app requires you to have a Facebook account in order to enable it, and you have to be over 18.

Once enabled, you can set up a concise profile that consists of a 500-character bio and up to six images (we suggest always including a photo).

If that interface is too chaotic for you, tap the “quickmatch” option, which restricts the results to photos only.

You can like people or message them in a similar fashion to Tinder, but messaging is your better bet: Users can see who has liked them only if they have upgraded to “A-list” status.

You can load up to nine photos and have a much more prolific profile, too, and if you’ve entered any icebreakers into your profile, the app will send one of them to a bagel you’ve connected with as the first message for greater convenience.

The fact that the chat room expires after a week puts some pressure on you to exchange phone numbers or meet up in real life or to just quietly fade away without any fuss.While there are a fair few people on Tinder who use it strictly to collect swipes, many people are actually inclined to meet up in real life, which is not always the case with dating apps.Tinder is possibly the most popular dating app too (hitting almost 50 million usersback in late 2014), meaning the likelihood of matching with someone you’re interested in who doesn’t live super far away is greater than with apps that have fewer users.You can answer questions, giving both your answer and what you’d like your potential match’s answer to be.This creates a percentile score for users that reflects your “compatibility.” You can also choose to make your answers public and note how important they are to you.You also have to tap on a user’s small image to see a larger version and the person’s profile, which is simply too large for an app.