According to Raya, applications without a recommendation from a current member rarely get accepted.

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.

Then step away from the slot machine and try a game that involves a little strategy; the jackpot's bound to be bigger. Everyone loves beards (even if they say they don't)."The pitch: "Meet cannabis enthusiasts around the world!

The pitch: "The app that saves us from missed connections."The pitch: "Tinder minus the riffraff."The pitch: "City folks just don't get it."The pitch: "Meet new people.

Books like Aziz Ansari's wrestled with our hookup-happy culture's "paradox of choice." Stock prices wavered. According to the doomsayers, men are swiping right with abandon, "ghosting," and dodging commitment. "Men have been taught to peacock and get our attention, especially in online communities that create this sense of urgency and aggression," says a representative from Bumble, a spin-off from one of Tinder's cofounders that nixes creepy pickup lines by letting women make the first move.

(Millennial-to-English translation: They're coming on to too many women, disappearing after two dates, and generally behaving like they have a whole sea of fish waiting in their pocket—which, of course, they do.) So who can save singles from the calamity the tech bros have wrought? (Bumble has introduced a watermark feature to its photo-sharing function, in the hope that plastering users' names across every snapshot will give them pause before they send that unsolicited dick pic.) Apps like Hinge—which makes matches via mutual friends—and Tinder also launched campaigns to rebrand themselves as relationship-focused services rather than friction-free hookup tools.

But I spoke with others who were excited by the idea of an app that pushes men to, as one woman put it, finally "swipe with intention."So if it's an all-you-can-lay buffet you're looking for, keep Tinder on your home screen.

But if—bless your heart—you're holding out for The One?

The average man will swipe right on nearly half the women he sees.