Whatever the equivalent of carpal tunnel syndrome is for thumbs, sometimes the repetitiveness of swiping the same pool of people on apps like Tinder can hurt. "Are there other life forms out there?" you may wonder. And the answer is yes, they've just downloaded a different app. Whether you're a canine lover or a wannabe astrologer, there's room to roam free on these eight new apps, ahead.More
If you're ready to let go and have the cosmos take the wheel, test drive this app that relies on zodiac signs and astrology to find your star-crossed love. Find out whether you're compatible on a cosmic level by selecting six traits paired with emoji that change based on your sign—like the red heel emoji as an option for the fashionable Libra. The only downside is that you don't actually swipe, but receive six matches per day (so, perfect for the laid-back Cancer).
Now that we're in prime Bachelorette season, take some wisdom from the reality TV age by turning the lens on yourself. The video-based app At First Sight is fittingly created by host Chris Harrison. We think of this app as something like Chat Roulette for the dating age, where you're filming yourself in real time, except the time frame is drawn out to 60 seconds. Biggest pro: figuring out real quick if you want to avoid an awkward *60 minute* face-to-face.