Fast-growing dating apps

In a crowded marketplace, a picture is worth a thousand words. These apps aren't just growing quickly -- some are for making snap decisions.

Tinder

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Tinder certainly can be, and is, used for "hooking up." It ties to users' Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) accounts and presents pictures, name, age, and sexual orientation -- and that's it. Users swipe through these minimalist "profiles" and indicate interest. Mutual interest then leads to a chat, and, perhaps, an immediate meeting. Financed by IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI) (which also owns the super-mainstream Match.com) this fast-growing dating app is trying in various ways to evolve past its image as a hookup-enabler.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated October 31 2013 10:07 AM ET
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