But a good friend of mine thinks he's figured out a uniquely effortless way to score dates.
Like many others, he's doing it through a mobile app; it's just not one of those that immediately comes to mind, though. My friend (call him Al) swears by Grab - yes, that ride-hailing app - to find love. Al is 31, single, a business owner, and drives a nice car.
If you like taking a more passive approach to online dating or you don’t like matching with randoms, Hitch could be the app for you.
If you’re like me and love matchmaking, Hitch can be a lot of fun.
If you don’t know anyone on the app, you can invite friends from your contact list to join. You also have the option to add a 220 character description if you want to give people more information.You have the option to make your account private if you only want people you know accessing it.The twist is, if your friend matches you with someone, you’ll only be able to see you match’s age and gender–so you’ll have to trust your friend’s judgment in the looks department!Hitch uses your Facebook profile information to automatically populate your Hitch profile with photos and your school and work details.And if you have a deeper connection with someone than their profile photo, there’s a better chance that it might actually turn into a meaningful relationship.Hitch gives you the option to both browse profiles and “hitch” with people through mutual friends, or play matchmaker and “hitch” your friends.But, if you’re someone who’s sick of wading through endless boring “Hey” openers or being trolled by malicious bros, Hitch might be a breath of fresh air.Hitch is 100% free, so there’s no harm in downloading it to check it out.Once you’re “hitched” with a potential date, you’ll be able to chat as much as you like.Again, the chat function is simple and your only option to communicate with a potential date.