Dating apps are a popular (and convenient) way to meet people. And it's not just swiping to start a chat message anymore: new dating app features like video chats and similar tools can help you get to know someone remotely before you decide whether you'd want to meet up in person.
For the most part, the best dating apps aim to help you find a romantic connection. But a few have also broadened their mission to helping you forge relationships of any kind, even just friendships. That's why we're looking at apps that offer more than simple swiping, but tout other capabilities including video meetups and security checks to make the world of online dating a lot better than it was before.