But with these few giants in the ring, how can new, smaller sites and apps make their way into consumers’ hearts?
Well, there are a few newcomers who are looking to shake things up and assert themselves as dominant sources for connecting people.
All of this will have to happen quickly though, so you better be ready if you get a match.
For an app with a beautiful and clean UI, it is quite dirty.
In one corner we have Hinge, a dating app that started out as a website back in 2011.
Its creator, Jeff Mc Leod, had his idea to connect people through Facebook and friends of friends a year before Tinder came out, and despite its rapid growth, he really doesn’t care about his biggest competitor.
"Once he was on the Internet, Myspace was big, maybe 20-30 guys [other pimps] he was talking to …
He'd make someone think they're friends, then he'd try and get their girls. According to the sex workers interviewed, Myspace — once the most visited social networking site in the world — today joins the ranks of Craigslist, Backpage.com, Adam4Ada.com, Eros.com, Adult Search.com, The Erotic Review.com, and for soliciting clients.Mc Leod’s app does this, only you don’t have to be invited to a dinner party or get together in order to be connected with someone.This is what he is banking on, and believes it will help him in the long run, as he thinks Tinder will be the new My Space, with his app being the dating version of Facebook."One of the other things is the Myspace, and Moco Space. "We got Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, all this for pimps and for people, not just [for advertising] hos, but for merchandise." Such merchandise, they described for example, would be the production of videos.Believe it or not, people still use them, and the ones that are using them are usually younger, and pimps are on there like crazy," the official said. "She says, 'Oh I did.' She goes, 'Yeah, this is a hook-up site.' That's what she was using as a hook-up site." One worker described these growing trends as an Internet takeover. A request for comment from Myspace was not immediately returned.These passes make your information available to other users for only an hour, so you better use them wisely, unless you are a hook up professional (hopefully not the paid, highly illegal kind).