It requires you to sign in with Facebook and Linked In (to avoid setting you up with friends or co-workers) and you can set super-specific criteria.
Because of the vetting process, you'll find very few catfishers or fake profiles here, not something that's guaranteed on other apps.
For queer users who want to specifically meet other queer people, or who don't want to accidentally be seen by your straight co-workers, it's a helpful option to have.
If the thought of meeting someone you met on the internet makes you nervous, there are apps that can connect you with people your friends already know.
Surprisingly, for such a normcore app, OKCupid offers 22 options for gender identity and 12 for sexual orientation, making it one of the most inclusive dating apps.
OKCupid also makes it possible for users to make their profiles invisible to straight people, as well as hide straight profiles from their matches.
That's not exactly the most optimal dating environment.
Raya, on the other hand, is like the Berghain of dating apps; if the gatekeepers don't like you, you're not getting in.
The app has a vetting process that includes sharing your Instagram account and providing a recommendation from someone who's already been accepted into the Raya inner circle.
Ok Cupid, Match and Zoosk are standard fare for traditional dating websites.
You can write lengthy paragraphs about your interests, hopes, dreams, fantasy football team or whatever and upload multiple photos.