The age range is the only controllable search criteria. Obviously, you’ll be matched with people who share the same sexual orientation as you.
Searching by location
Align is only available in Los Angeles, New York, and The Bay area of California, so you will be shown the people who live in your city for practically, convenience and the higher chance of meeting for a date that proximity brings.
Safety & Security
The Align customer care team is accessible via an email address and a contact form. This will be where you turn if you ever have any concerns about another member or an issue with your app.
Identification of identity is through a connection to an active and legitimate Facebook account. The requirement to use the profile pic on your Facebook page is part of this process.
There isn’t an FAQ section on the Align website though the invitation to email them to ‘chat’ is welcoming and warm.
There is no way to go ‘off-grid’ on Align. It’s not in keeping with the spirit of the app. You could change your profile picture to something generic like a tree, but we sensed that this would lead to very few matches on an app with the customer base of Align.
Align is quirky, but it could be the perfect option for a single person who has lost faith in traditional dating sites and apps. Letting the stars decide your fate is remarkably freeing and allows you to focus on other areas of your life.