Choose from different packages that offer an array of virtual and real-life proof, from texts and voicemails to a Facebook relationship status to gifts.The first profile I saw on the dating app Raya was Patrick, 21.

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It was cute, in a weird-text-from-your-little-brother’s-friend kind of way. Watching the procession of photos felt intimate, like Face Timing a friend, but also creepy, like hacking into someone’s phone. Patrick has a last name even your grandmother who’s never used an app would recognize — his dad’s a movie star.

But because we’d both been accepted to Raya, we could be chatting in just a few clicks, if we both tapped the heart on each other’s profiles.

Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.

A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five.

Matches who mutually like each other can begin the conversation via text.

It’s gonna cost about a month to move forward with a match, but Zoosk “learns as you click” in order to constantly deliver relevant matches.Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?On this site, unique date ideas attract potential matches. ” and like-minded individuals nearby can opt to join in on the fun.The true intentions (“trints”), which can range from “let’s talk” to “coffee” to “romance” to “hookup,” aren’t revealed unless there is a successful match.But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.Related: New York Magazine’s ‘Sex Lives’ Podcast: How to Survive the Dating Apocalypse " data-reactid="22"Related: New York Magazine’s ‘Sex Lives’ Podcast: How to Survive the Dating Apocalypse Raya calls itself “an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in creative industries.” I’ve also heard it called “Illuminati Tinder.” Members are admitted by a secretive, anonymous committee, based in part on their Instagram presence.