) removes some of that stress by giving you a limited number of matches every day at noon.If you both like each other, you have seven days to exchange contact information and take the conversation offline.

Since its 2012 launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating.

Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users - using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.

If you find yourself on the market in your 40s, wading into the app-dating world can feel daunting.

There are literally hundreds of apps to choose from, and if you’re a busy guy looking for something meaningful, scrolling through an endless stream of music-festival selfies probably isn’t the best use of your time.

On the one hand, this is a little bit obnoxious, but on the other, you know that anytime a conversation is started, there’s true interest there. The League specifically blocks anyone you’re friends with on Facebook or Linked In from seeing your profile.

(If you’re in your 40s, you don’t need the hassle of having your friends or coworkers finding your profile on a dating app.) The League also has networking events, making it easier to meet people offline. It’s kinda-sorta invite only, and it’s only available in NYC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

(Hence the lower rating on our part.) Bumble is similar to Tinder in the sense that you’ll swipe yes or no on potential matches, but it’s different in that the woman has to start the conversation in the first 24 hours after matching. Women tend to favor this app because there’s a lower chance of getting creepy one-liners as conversation openers, which in turn becomes a plus for men who want to meet women who are actually looking for the real deal. The most challenging thing about dating apps is dealing with the sheer volume of potential matches.

In other words, it’s a good resource for both sexes, and for those who aren’t just looking to talk to as many potential matches as possible. Coffee Meets Bagel (have two things ever been more perfectly matched?

Go for Raya.) If you go this route, prepare to be Googled and judged.

Making it past their screening process is no easy feat (unless you happen to be a minor celeb, you’re going to need some luck! But before you thumb your nose at it, it’s worth noting that if you’ve got a hobby that you really care about in your 40s—such as staying really fit, which we wholeheartedly encourage—it’s a terrific way to meet a compatible, like-minded person.

It’s simple, easy, and the opposite of overwhelming, especially for those who don’t have time to spend hours swiping through potential dates because they’re, you know—working.