According to research by Pet Smart Charities and Match, 59% of singles revealed that discovering a mate’s pet was adopted, not bought, made them more attracted to their partner. Petfinder is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. Tinder: Possibly the hottest app on Earth right now, Tinder has brought dating into the mobile era, with a mate-browsing interface that’s so easy you only need to wiggle a finger to get someone’s attention.The service connects to your Facebook account, linking to your pictures and other relevant data, but keeping your name and contact information private.You have 24-hours to like or pass on your person, and if that person also likes you, the app opens up a private text messaging line to get the conversation started.

Then, serving potential mates up just a few at a time, you can use secure messaging to delve even deeper before diving into an actual date. Finding a mate who’s also a member of The Tribe can be even harder.

e Harmony is available for free on the App Store and Google Play. Combining dating website’s JDate’s Jewish-centric sensibilities with Tinder’s ease of use, this i Phone-only pairing service brings modern convenience to the age-old challenge of finding someone you can bring home to mom. If you both give each other a check, then they’re able to message each other through the app to see where things go. Match: Tried and true, this web-based matchmaking service has been pairing people since 1995.

Four-legged friends also calm anxiety and help with loneliness, just the thing for a broken heart.

If that’s still not enough, rescuing a pet can actually make you hotter.

Of course the service also offers photos, messaging, and chat features, and the apps port these onto smaller, mobile screens.

But Ok Cupid’s most attractive selling point also tends to be its biggest downside: it’s free.Anomo: Anonymous apps have gotten a bad wrap recently, but one of their upsides is how they help shy people open up while still feeling protected.This anonymous social app connects you with other nearby Anomo users, inviting four others to join you in an icebreaker game.The app lets you look for things you’re into, or if you’re open to new experiences, just browse the wide range of get-togethers on the calendar.At its best, Meetup can help you find a life-long partner who shares your enthusiasm for great experiences.The games not only introduce you to new people, but they also help the app to learn your interests so it can find more compatible people for your next game.