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(Paradoxically, someone who was great at dating would not need to go on many first dates.) Fortunately for the rest of us, a new generation of Internet entrepreneurs has arisen to make finding love – or at least, finding someone to make out with – as easy as firing off a Snapchat.

Like other dating sites, the new phone-based dating apps are their own individual world, with their own subtle rules and social mores.

Once matched, connections can chat in the app and setup meetings IRL.

Because the app is location-based, people will only see potential contacts who are nearby.

Stereotypes remain: OKCupid is for grad students, e Harmony is for people who want to get married, Farmers Only is for, well, you get it.

There are downsides – creepy messages for women, the possibility of obsessing over strangers you will never meet – but there’s a reason these sites haven’t changed much over the years.

"There is a shield built into Bumble," said Wolfe Herd.

Whether you’re an OKCupid addict who can’t help writing 5,000-word explanations of your favorite books, or a Tinderholic who swipes left with the unsparing air of a French revolutionary, join us in exploring this brave new world of phone-based seduction.

When people say “online dating,” this is what they mean.

While Bumble Bizz is accessible via Bumble's original app, the vertical intends to be unrelated to dating.

According to CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, a safe space is needed for women who are career networking, just as it is necessary for dating.

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