Dating apps are very common and popular nowadays. Dating websites used to be frowned upon when they first came out several years ago, but things have changed a lot since, with most people between 21 and 35 recurring to Tinder and other dating apps from time to time. But Tinder’s not your only option, so let’s look at the best dating apps out there right now!
The most famous dating app out there, Tinder requires you to have a Facebook account and to be over 18. You can set up a short bio and choose a few pictures of yourself. You can even link your Instagram account, if you wish, then you’re ready to go.
Swipe right if you like someone and swipe left if you don’t. If someone you’ve swiped right, also swipes you right, you will then be matched and can start a conversation.
You will only be shown a name, age, and the pictures and descriptions these people have set up, the same way you did. You will also be shown how distant they are, as you can choose in the settings the maximum distance for people who pop up in your search.
Hinge somewhat looks like a refined version of Tinder. It works in a similar manner – you choose who you like, you’re matched, you can message your matches – but also gives you a few questions to answer – through the same swiping method –; Hinge will subsequently show you the answers you and your match have in common. Hinge also allows you to see what type of relationship people are looking for, and selects possible matches by scanning through friends-of-friends – using Facebook.
This one does not require you to link a Facebook account. You’re asked to fill a very long profile and can choose to connect Instagram, if you wish. Unlike Tinder, you can answer a variety of questions giving both your answer and what you’d like your potential match to answer. This will create a percentile score based on compatibility.
You can browse for people in the “matches” section, which lists people you could potentially match with. You can like people or message them, but only A-list users can see who’s liked them.
Kind of weird that you can message, and worst of all be messaged by, anyone regardless of matches.
You don’t need to go through Facebook to join one of the first ever dating websites now turned app. You can actually use both the website and the app with the same credentials, after you’ve set up a profile with a few pictures and information.
Match.com allows you to send “winks” to the people you browse and find interesting. It also sends you personalized matches every day based on your preferences, but most of the interesting features are only available for the premium version, which is a little pricey.
This one is for people who constantly fall in love with people the eye on the street. Happn shows you profile of people you’ve crossed path with, pinpointing the place you were near each other.
You can like people secretly, and will be matched if they like you too – like Tinder – or can tap the Charm button to let them know you’re interested – kind of like the SuperLike button on Tinder – but Charms are going to cost you coins.
You will be told if you cross path with someone again, but never in real time and without disclosing the exact location of that person, so to avoid stalking and staying safe.
Similar to Tinder with a big catch: once you get a match with someone of the opposite gender, women have to message first and they only have 24 hours before the match disappears. It is possible to extend the match for an extra 24 hours, though. This is designed so not to let guys bother girls on the app, as Bumble has a pretty clear code of conduct. The 24-hour time limit also adds a bit of pressure so not to let your match sit there. However, if you’re a woman who doesn’t like to make the first move, this app is clearly not for you.