While it might seem a bit ironic to put an app that’s been around forever in the number one slot, we assure you: we’re totally sincere.

10 percent of us singles are using dating sites-7

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.

Profiles are vetted by real people, and users are required to provide information like where they went to college and what their job is. If the idea of a conventional dating app makes you feel weird, the League may interest you.

A somewhat controversial element is that women pay a basic subscription rate, but men actually pay per message for each woman they get in touch with. First of all, their top priority is your privacy, which is crucial.

Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.

She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.

But that doesn’t mean smartphone dating isn’t for you.

We ranked the best apps that are friendly to people of slightly older age groups—paying special attention to the ones where you’ll have the most potential matches to choose from.

“Many of the users are smart and attractive; it’s a high quality crowd.” When you’re dating in your 40’s, high quality is just about the best thing you can ask for.