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It’s 2017, and finding the right dating app is harder than ever.

In the last few years, Tinder has received the most attention by far, but it isn’t completely clear if Tinder users want to hook up or lock it down with someone.

Thankfully, though, there are way more apps that are tailored to your specific preferences nowadays. If your dating life is a mess, and you need some help, here’s a list of seven apps to help take the guesswork out of online dating.

1 If You’re Looking for Something Serious

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Hinge

The dating app Hinge may look a lot like Tinder, but it is far from it.

Hinge is strictly for people looking to commit. They are tired of casual sex and are looking to change that relationship status. It’s the Match.com for millennials.

Their mission statement reads, “Inspired by love, and guided by authenticity, Hinge creates meaningful connections among those bold enough to seek real relationships.”

P.S. In the wise words of Kendrick Lamar, “This shit ain’t free”. It has a membership fee of $10.99/month. Clearly, love does cost a thing after all.

2 If You Want a “No Strings Attached” Situation

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Casualx

If a hookup app is more your speed, then check out Casualx.

This app calls itself, “Tinder minus marriage-minded daters.” You don’t have to specify that you aren’t looking for anything serious. It’s already implied.

However, the app’s biggest priority is safety. It reviews each profile manually to sift through the weirdos as much as possible, and there’s a profile lock feature for privacy.

Keep in mind that the men to women ratio on the app is 10:1. You may feel a bit bombarded, but, hey, options are good! Bonus? It’s FREE.

3 If You’re a Lady Who Likes to Initiate

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Bumble

Are you sick of being approached by creepers you wouldn’t date in a million years? Bumble has got you covered. This dating app allows women to make the first move. Only the queen bee gets to decide who comes back to the hive.

It gives you 24 hours to link up with someone before that connection is lost forever. The pressure is on, girl, so go out there and get your flirt on!

READ MORE: Bumble Pushes You to Meet Up IRL

4 If You’re Looking for a Celebrity Doppelganger

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Badoo

This can’t be a thing right? Believe it or not, it is. The dating app Badoo has a feature that tests facial symmetry to see what celebrity looks most like each app user.

Is your heart set on finding Brad Pitt’s twin for some reason? Then let this free dating app feed into your ridiculously high expectations.

P.S. If you didn’t already know, Badoo is used primarily as a hookup app.

5 If You’re Sick of the Back and Forth

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Whim

Whim is basically a dating app that weeds out flakey people. You know who you are!

When setting up a profile, you have to include your availability during the week and your general location. Then, when you match with someone, the app does all the work for you.

It schedules a date that works with both of your schedules in a meeting place that’s right in-between both of you. Ditch the frustration of juggling social calendars and keep it straight forward with this simple app.

6 If You Don’t Know How to Break the Ice

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Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is a free dating app for singles looking for real conversations and, ultimately, real relationships.

Once you “match” with someone on the app, a chat box opens up and that’s how it all begins. What’s unique about Coffee Meets Bagel is that it provides “ice breaker” questions so that making conversation is a breeze. Skip initial awkwardness now and forever.

7 If You Prefer “Big” Questions to Small Talk

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OkCupid

OkCupid does not mess around when it comes to answering tough questions. Unlike Tinder, with this dating app, you swipe left if someone isn’t aligned with your values. That’s right, it gets deep.

The app asks questions your thoughts on religion, abortion, race and sexuality to name a few. Basically, it helps you dodge the bullet of getting invested in someone who doesn’t share your worldview. Right off the bat, you can tell him “boy, bye.”

To Wrap It Up

Tinder’s time in the spotlight may be coming to a close. There are countless apps taking the ambiguity out of dating. With all of these options, why not mix it up and try something new?

Bottom line, it’s all about what you want, not anyone else. Go find yourself a dating app that best fits you and swipe on, girl!

Edited by Kayla Caldwell

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