5 times in 5 evenings: Our spies test Grouper, Tinder & more

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Singles today have a lot more options than Match.com, or god forbid, asking out an appealing stranger at a restaurant. a new crop of dating apps vow that will help you find love with some taps on your own smartphone.

By having A internet that is quick search you’ll find an array of these new apps which range from the great, the gimmicky, additionally the downright bizarre. Which among these apps is suitable for you? Many of us don’t have actually enough time to join up for over 1 or 2 of the services, aside from carry on any real times.

Therefore VentureBeat asked two brave volunteers to register for five online services that are dating. During the period of per week, our undercover writers proceeded a night out together each and every evening. Keep in mind that a number of the first names have been changed to safeguard the anonymity of the times — while you might expect, an abundance of awkwardness ensued.

You’ll notice that individuals included few familiar dating apps as well as some general newcomers, like Grouper as well as the rather charming-sounding Coffee Meets Bagel.

Did our volunteers find love in per week? Or were they simply left with a cynical outlook, or even even worse, dating horror stories? Continue reading to learn.

Meet our singles

Rachel Balik, 30, is just a content marketing manager from San Francisco’s Mission District. Rachel is passionate about coffee, her iPhone, and her MacBook. She just about hates dating. Like all real marketers, Rachel can offer anything well — except by herself. [Read more…]