Some prefer not to have a Facebook at all (myself included), while others have a profile, but would rather not drag mutual friends into the dating equation.
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the dating app possibilities, or by the prospect of dating in general, but if the blizzard that the East Coast just got hit with is any indication, people are out en masse in search of connection, and that is only more true as the temperatures drop.
In fact, winter storms and cold weather in general are the best time for dating, so now may be the time to jump into the fray.
App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.
To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.
But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.
If you want to do it without Facebook, here are eight options.
in the 21st century, it's pretty easy to get laid.
You can take the traditional route and try your luck at a club or a bar. Or you can stick to the Tinders and Ok Cupids of the world, websites and applications specifically designed to aid and abet casual hookups.
But while dating apps and websites might help people find lasting connections in the digital world, there are those who are looking for less formal, less polite ways to hook up.
New updates have rolled out features like the "Super Like" and have put things like your job and education on the front of your profile.