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Make the best online dating profile with tips from YouTube's Taryn Southern

An adventure into the wild world of creating an online dating profile.
/ Source: TODAY Contributor

Whoever you’re looking for, I’m pretty darn sure there’s a platform where you can find him. Or her. Or…both.

What started with swipes on Tinder has landed us in another dimension of immediate, buffet-style dating apps.

While I’ve always been too afraid to log into the world of wireless matchmaking, my friend Davey is a fearless leader of the online dating movement. No one knows more about making a first impression than him, so when it came time to create a profile of my own, he was the man to call.

No joke — I STILL can’t figure out how to turn off the Tinder notifications.

For those of you out there looking to peruse some apps, do your homework first. Every app has its own unique set of rules and ideas about how set-ups should work, so pick the one that’s right for you.

Here are some of the top ones recommended to me by friends: Tinder, Grinder, Pure, HowAboutWe, Grouper, Lulu, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, and CheckHimOut.

Let me know your dating app of choice and if I missed any! Let us know your thoughts here on or tweet us — @tarynsouthern and @todayshow.

Taryn Southern is a YouTuber — writer, and comedian whose videos have more than 500 million views across the Internet. This is Episode 2 in her series, "Self Help for the Digital Soul."