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.
Bumble has no qualms in calling out unruly behavior on their app and also offers photo verification to quell any fears of being catfished.
If you're a woman who's scared or uncomfortable with online dating, Bumble is the closest thing to an online safe space for single women. They don't typically cater to LGBTQ communities, lacking nuance and commonly limiting how someone can self-identify.
Tinder puts your pics front and center, and gives you a small space for writing an elevator pitch about yourself.
If you're uncomfortable being primarily judged by your photos, you're better off with a more traditional site like the ones listed above, where you can impress your future suitor with more details in a meatier written profile.
If you ever get overwhelmed, or eventually find The One, most let you deactivate or delete your profile.
These dating apps are the equivalent to a pair of khakis from The Gap; there's absolutely nothing wrong with them, they're just overwhelmingly bland compared to what else is out there.
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.