Even for devoted Tinder users, this update has been a bit of a disillusionment and many are now looking for an app to take its place.

I spent some time this week doing some research (sadly, none of which ended in a date) on the best free alternatives to Tinder currently on the market – the classics, the copy-cats, the creative, and the crazy – because at some point, we’re all going to run out of right swipes and need another app to turn to!

As well, Tinder’s messaging system is far from advanced, the majority of its users are college students, and the app isn’t as secure as you might want something connected to your Facebook account to be.

In fact, even the classic apps often had an option to do this kind of matching with others!

These copycat apps follow Tinder’s design almost exactly, but with a twist or two to make them unique.

This formula has been incredibly successful — with over 50 million users, Tinder has become a serious contender in the online dating world.

However, many online daters have some issues with Tinder’s approach to romance.

The focus that Tinder places on appearances has meant that the app has gained a reputation for being a “hook-up” app.

While there are definitely stories about people meeting their significant others on Tinder, those stories tend to be the exception rather than the rule!

These new features are intriguing (and I’ve definitely found myself wishing for a chance to take back an accidental left swipe!

), but with a sticker price of .99 a month, Tinder Plus is definitely outside the budget of most of its users.

Plenty of Fish Plenty of Fish offers a lot of different features.

You browse matches through a variety of different algorithms (including “my matches”; “locals”; “ultra match”; or “meet me”), and can choose to view their profiles, send messages, or hit a non-committal “meet them” button.

From your list of matches, you are able to browse others’ profiles and send messages to the people that interest you.