Streamlining things to this extent won't be to everyone's taste, of course, so if you're shy or just getting used to the idea of online dating, there's probably better options out there.
If swiping right is as natural as shoving a Johnny in your back pocket before a night out though, check it out.
The potential here is obvious and you might be pleasantly surprised to find out a secret crush feels the same way, but as there's a certain...directness to Down, it's wise to use it with caution.
Even though the app keeps all your activity private, there's nothing stopping your friends from talking to each other, so probably best to steer clear of mates' siblings and ex's best friends. Why a Certain Amount of Pessimism is Health on a First Date How About We takes a rather sophisticated approach to online dating, letting users post suggestions for dates and match with the people who like their idea.
Hinge is currently limited to London and apparently thinks 'rando' is an acceptable use of the English language, but on the bright side, it's available for both Android and i OS.
How to Choose the Best Profile Photos for Online Dating Down is similar to Hinge, but has a much naughtier streak.
The free version gives you the basic ability to batch like, but to use the app more than once, you'll have to give it a five star review or share your dirty little secret on social media - a complete con, obviously, but probably worth the hassle as its ads are less intrusive than other add-ons. Alternatives with similar functionality that won't strong-arm you into giving it a positive review include Tinderly, which is available on i OS and Android (where it goes by Swiper Liker), and Bonfire.
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Numerous third-party apps boast this functionality, but Tools for Tinder is the fastest and most sophisticated.
The premium version gives you access to loads of filters (useful when you're about to like 1,000 people) and other neat stuff, like background auto-liking and the ability to manually change your GPS location (so you can scout potential matches at places you're travelling to in advance).
It's a bit of a pain getting signed up (you have to jump through a few hoops to get it to recognise non-US locations) and ultimately operates a paid membership programme, but in the world of happy swiping, it's antiquated feel is quite refreshing.
There's also Android and i OS apps to complement the web platform.