Online dating has taken the world by storm and most couples are meeting online nowadays. Whether you’re meeting your significant other through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, a dating website, or dating app, you’re a part of the newer generation that’s adapting to mobile technology to seek that special someone. If you’re not already adopting it, here are some of the top dating apps for you to check out to cure the holiday blues.
Tinder is quite possibly one of the most, if not, THE most, popular dating app. Chances are you’ve heard of it. Tinder doesn’t require a Facebook account anymore, making it relatively easy to get started. You can setup a profile quickly, upload some images, and the App will start gathering data about you and match you with interested singles around your location.
Another top contender that’s been around for a while in the App store is OkCupid. Ok Cupid requires a bit more effort to get started because it asks you a few questions to better match you with singles around you. Unlike Tinder, you can freely browse singles. It’s a more serious match-making interface that’s not trying to match you with a quick hookup, but instead match you with someone with common interests and with more substance.
Bumble is very similar to Tinder, except with a twist. The women must message first to engage interests. One of the biggest issues with traditional dating apps is the overwhelming inequality in terms of attention that women receive. A typical woman will need to weed through all the desperate messages to find a few interests. Bumble changes that landscape and lets the women message first, and the guy has 24 hours to respond, otherwise the opportunity is lost.
Hinge works similar to Tinder in terms of how it matches you – based on your Facebook connections and interests. Recently Hinge also followed Tinder’s footsteps and allow users to sign up with email and answer a few questions to get started. This is great for those seeking a more serious relationship and not just a quick summer fling.
Coffee Meets Bagel
Bagel separates itself from the others on the list by supposedly offering higher quality matches every afternoon to you. Each match will come with suggested icebreakers that could work in addition to a much more thorough profile.