According to Raya, applications without a recommendation from a current member rarely get accepted.
If you're a woman who's scared or uncomfortable with online dating, Bumble is the closest thing to an online safe space for single women. They don't typically cater to LGBTQ communities, lacking nuance and commonly limiting how someone can self-identify.
It requires you to sign in with Facebook and Linked In (to avoid setting you up with friends or co-workers) and you can set super-specific criteria.
Because of the vetting process, you'll find very few catfishers or fake profiles here, not something that's guaranteed on other apps.
Each has millions of members and full-fledged apps you can download on i OS and Android.
Tinder's the biggest thing to shake up online dating since "You Got Mail." It damn near invented the idea of right-swiping for "yes" and has evolved from its original "hookups-only" origin to a more standard dating app.