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If you’re dateless this Valentine’s Day, don’t blame the Internet. With Tinder leading the dating-app pack with its virtually stacked deck of ostensibly dateable singles, matchmaking sites and apps are growing more prolific — and more specific.

There’s Luxy for the “successful and attractive,” High There for stoners, Bristlr for beard lovers (see also: High There), Tastebuds for music lovers, Stitch for seniors, and on and on. If there’s not a date for everyone out there, there’s at least a dating app.

And with each new app comes a new idea on how best to light the spark: Revealr introduces matches by voice first in a sort of pixelated hand-held masquerade ball. Bumble is like a love child of Tinder and Snapchat with a twist of Sadie Hawkins, allowing only women to make the first contact. Twine connects anonymous users in conversation, reserving one’s appearance for a dramatic reveal (eek!). And Coffee Meets Bagel drops a single single into your inbox every day.

But despite all of the options (and the options within those options), app-based dating can still feel cold, distant, passive. That is, looking for love more often means getting swiped away than swept away.

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For the uncoupled among us who’d rather gaze into some pretty eyes than a busted-up iPhone, apps like Clover or the soon to be released Whim might be the way to go. Both Whim and Clover’s “On Demand Dating” feature go a step beyond introducing you to prime-seeming candidates; they check your respective schedules and set up your first (ideally not horribly awkward) date.

It’s a refreshing return to the day when a big part of dating was, well, dating. And while it may sting a little bit more to get left-swiped in person, the opportunity to delete all of these apps seems more than worth the risk.

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Michael Andor Brodeur can be reached at mbrodeur@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MBrodeur.