I am a 32-year-old Netflix-addicted, dessert-loving gay man living in San Francisco. Over the course of 30 days this summer, I set out on a mission to use a bunch of dating apps. I selected them based on both popularity and my friends’ recommendations.

My goal was to find a meaningful connection that could eventually develop into a committed longterm relationship. I was looking for a partner — cute, funny, driven, successful — and eventually a home, a family, maybe even a Nissan hybrid crossover.

While I had used some apps before — OkCupid, Grindr and Tinder — others like The League, Coffee Meets Bagel and Happn were completely new to me. What I found was that they enabled a fickle shopping mentality, a Seinfeldian-level of nitpickiness. Now more than ever, we think we can do better; someone hotter, smarter and funnier is just a few swipes away or geo-located on the nearby elliptical. Read more…

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I tried 13 dating apps in 30 days in search of love