They say there's plenty of fish in the sea, but for whatever reason, the sea of dating apps appears to be lacking plenty.With the meteoric rise and virality of apps like Tinder, Grindr, and the ever-popular Ok Cupid, it would appear the pool of smartphone dating is a small one. The pool of prospective dates and bed buddies is larger than a five-block radius. You want to casually drop a line (and a wink) to a Facebook "friend"?Dating applications help online singles find love through sophisticated matchmaking tools, compatibility tests and internet profiles that display personal details and interests.

We have all type of personals, Christian singles, Catholic, Jewish singles, Atheists, Republicans, Democrats, pet lovers, cute Edmonton women, handsome Edmonton men, single parents, gay men, and lesbians.

Free online dating in Edmonton for all ages and ethnicities, including seniors, White, Black women and Black men, Asian, Latino, Latina, and everyone else.

You choose your match based on a quick look at a photo, swipe right for yes and left for no.

If that person also swipes right on your photo, you can message each other — it’s sort of like shopping with a pre-approved mortgage.

This tweet on Virginia’s feed says it all: “Got a marriage proposal from one hopeful & a hook up inquiry from a 19yr old. Ugh.”The 27-year-old Vancouver karaoke host and DJ recently returned to the dating scene after a long-term relationship ended.

Despite the regular and unsolicited “dick pics” her Tinder hopefuls send her, other, more genuine prospects are also swiping right for her. Virginia, like plenty of others, is looking for a real relationship. Sure, lust needs to be part of it, but she’s not on Tinder just to hook up.

(Though, let's be real here, the GPS location services of many apps are sketchy at best.) There are apps for all kinds of sexualities ranging from casual hookups to specific fetishes. Go for it — heck, why not do it anonymously while you're at it; app, you can smile proudly to yourself knowing you've found love (or lust) in a rather not-hopeless place.

And, hey, there's no shame if you're just looking for the latter; there's obviously an app for that, too.

The biggest game-changer for the lovelorn is Tinder app.