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Profile creation is a fairly minimal experience, focusing on a profile pic, user name, and a few simple questions, and choosing a "Tribe" that describes your type, and then you're up finding other users and chatting them up in minutes.
Grindr is free to use and advertisement-supported, but the premium version, Grindr Xtra, offers ad-free browsing in addition to other features like adding multiple Tribes and advanced search filters. Unlike other dating apps, push notifications for messages require Grindr Xtra.
All this is in addition to Ok Cupid's messaging tools, personality quizzes, Instagram integration and other old favorites.
A premium subscription adds other features, such as refined search tools and the ability to see users who have liked you.
Created as a counterpoint to other prominent gay dating apps — and to put a greater emphasis on safety — Chappy (Android, i OS) is backed by Bumble and part of the bigger Badoo network of dating services.
Bumble has a BFF feature for people who are not looking for dates and a separate section for making business contacts.
Tinder continues to tinker with its formula, with recent additions including a looping video feature and a geolocation-based Places to find matches who share your hangouts.
For Android users, Tinder just added a new payment process that bypasses Google Play, so that it doesn't have to share revenue with Google; it will be interesting to see how Google reacts to that move.
The Bumble Boost upgrade, which ranges from .99 to .99, makes it easier and faster to meet or date people.
A recent update to Bumble added video and voice chat features that appear once you've made connections with people in Date, Bizz and BFF modes.