For people who like a little extra hand-holding, CMB isn't the worst option.
However, I found the app confusing to use, with too many features and too many gimmicks.
Hinge focuses on common connections that you and a potential partner share on Facebook.
Which is great if you trust the judgment of your friends and family.
Coffee Meets Bagel hopes to offer users better-quality matches by sending curated matches, or "bagels," each day at noon.
They suggest ice-breakers for first messages, and the profiles are more in-depth than Tinder.
But if you're someone who procrastinates, Bumble may not be for you.
Also because women must message first, Bumble tends to weed out the slightly more insecure males.
The downside is that short profiles make it harder to figure out what people are looking for.
Knowing very little about a person can also make initial messaging more challenging.
You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.