(CNN) -- There are many reasons people fall for each other: Personality, looks, humor -- sax-playing ability.But a new class of GPS-enabled smartphone apps is trying to bring dating back to the pure, data-driven basics. In this new era of app-driven love, location is most important.
Foursquare was probably the first entertainment startup to introduce location-based services to the mass-market customer.
Today, with Pokémon GO fueling a wave of augmented reality game app ideas, startups with a location-based touch got back into the spotlight.
It’s almost like location-based messaging app Momo from China but for brands.
For example, Shopkick location-aware app gives users points (kicks) when they enter certain shops and while at the shop people are more likely to buy something since they’re already there.
So, if you are someone who wants to get a date based on your overall personality, rather than only your looks, you need to find a different dating app.
Also, if you are regular Tinder user, you would know that fake & bot profiles are now part of the experience.
Either way, be you Tinder sexpert or consistent victim of the Nope, cuffing season is a distant memory and it's time to check out what else your phone has in (app) store.
Here are 10 of this season's best Tinder alternatives.
Maybe you're already a dominant force on Tinder, swiping and messaging your way towards 5-figure Wilt Chamberlain-level bedpost notches.
Maybe you're not and have experienced the frustration of mobile dating first-hand.
John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.