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popgartAge: 27Why he caught our eye: If you're into classic rock and good beer, we think we've found your guy. He's close with his huge family and has a slew of talents, from cooking to playing multiple instruments.
popgart
Age: 27
Why he caught our...
vl_3Age: 24Why he caught our eye: We're suckers for an "old soul in a young man." This guy's got a great sense of humor and is looking for ambitious girls who can carry on meaningful conversations.
vl_3
Age: 24
Why he caught our...
sfdinerAge: 27Why he caught our eye: The Berkeley grad describes himself as upbeat and comfortable in his own skin. He's a recent L.A. transplant working for a tech start-up — oh, and he has a penchant for trying weird foods, so you have to be adventurous to keep up!
sfdiner
Age: 27
Why he caught our...
nsc672Age: 24Why he caught our eye: He's just as happy writing and reading as he is sailing and snowboarding. Plus, he's a dog owner with great taste in music — what more could you want?
nsc672
Age: 24
Why he caught our...
mwebCAAge: 31Why he caught our eye: The marathoner and avid hashtag user loves puns, finding great wineries, and making a mean cup of coffee. And, his taste in movies is on point, too — The Princess Bride, anyone?
mwebCA
Age: 31
Why he caught our...
zeeebsAge: 28Why he caught our eye: Who doesn't love a guy with good dad jokes? Love of bad humor aside, he's also a fan of scary movies, punk music, and girls with tattoos. The 28-year-old is a creative at heart, working as a freelance writer and photographer in addition to his day job.
zeeebs
Age: 28
Why he caught our...
DOWN

We all have sent or accepted a friend request because of a nagging crush. While poking them feels a little too forward and directly messaging them carries unnecessary anxiety, DOWN lets you connect with your crush anonymously. According to the app's CEO, Colin Hodge: "We  the distinct advantage we offer our users is delivering the highest quality matches they will find through any dating product – with people they already know and have feelings for. While so many products match people with strangers or burn through matches that go nowhere fast, we offer users an opportunity to simply take some of the awkwardness out of approaching a crush."
DOWN
We all have sent or...
Pure

Pure's whole mantra is the less small talk, the better. Hell, skip the foreplay and get down to exactly what you set out to do installing the app: to get some.
Pure
Pure's whole mantra is...
Blendr

Meet the app the kids are calling "the straight Grindr." Let's hope you haven't forgotten those good 'ol AIM chatroom acronyms like S2R and P4P. 
Psst! Those mean send to receive and pic for pic, respectively.
Blendr
Meet the app the kids...
Hinge

Hinge is like the GILT Group of dating apps. Everyday at noon, a list of potential companions pooled from your friend or friend's network is sent to you. Then it takes the Tinder approach to connecting users by only matching those who mutually favorite one another. Hinge away.
Hinge
Hinge is like the GILT...
Skout

This dating app allows you to send gifts. Who doesn't like a gift? Plus, Skout allows users to shamelessly promote their profile to increase their chances of scoring a movie companion, or whatever it is they're looking for.
Skout
This dating app allows...
Swoon

Swoon is one of the prettiest and easiest dating apps out there. It functions similarly to Tinder, but with an interface that's so well-designed, you won't feel ashamed opening it up wherever you are.
Swoon
Swoon is one of the...
Sonar

Here's an app that foregoes the whole "how about we..." question and heads right for the answer. Check into the local gallery and watch your chances of a meet-cute rise. (Side note: Does it still count as a meet-cute if you made your location known to a sea of prospective dates?)
Sonar
Here's an app that...
Brenda

Gay, bi, and curious men have nicknamed Grindr as the Yellow Facebook. This is Brenda, the Purple Facebook made for women who like women.
Brenda
Gay, bi, and curious...
SCRUFF

Most dating apps allow you to filter your preferences; Scruff filters body hair. Word on the street has it pegged as the Grindr for Beardizers.
SCRUFF
Most dating apps allow...