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30% of Americans
sort of dating site or app and nearly 60% report having a positive experience
with these platforms. So, if you’re looking to join the thousands of people
looking for love online, it’s time to download an app and begin making a
with so many to choose from, how do you know which one is the best fit for you?
Below, you’ll find some of the most popular and effective dating apps and a few
reasons why they may or may not be right for you.
this point, you’ve already heard of Tinder — the original
“mainstream” dating app and king of the Right Swipe. Originally created in 2013
to help U.S.
students meet each other, this app became a major hit within just a few years
and is still relatively popular today.
it’s considered more of a hook-up app than a serious dating app now. So if
you’re looking for a late-night rendezvous with someone in your local area,
this classic app may be the one for you.
following year, the Tinder creators launched Bumble, an app that aims to help
you find empowered and lasting connections as opposed to casual sex. Moreover,
women have to make the first move, which may be perfect for you if you’re shy
and would rather avoid the awkward first message.
BFF feature also allows users to search for friends instead of dates. This way,
you can find a soulmate or a best friend — your choice.
touts itself as a “dating app
designed to be deleted.” So, naturally, the app focuses on relationships rather than
the aforementioned apps, Hinge’s interface doesn’t include a swipe left or
right. Instead, users answer questions that post to their profile along with
photos and stories. Each day, Hinge sends you recommended matches and allows
you to see who’s liked things in your profile. Essentially, it’s like Facebook
Coffee Meets Bagel
Coffee Meets Bagel focuses on the quality of matches rather than the quantity.
Each day at noon, the app will send you a limited and curated selection of
profiles. If you show interest, the app will notify your match, who may or may
not choose to reciprocate.
all matches are within your Facebook network, so your next date may be a friend
or a friend of a friend. So at least you know you have a mutual friend in
you ambitious, and maybe even a little bit bougie? If so, the League may be
right up your alley. Ultra-specify your filters to match with people you truly
connect with. And skip the swipes. The League vets everyone for you and sends
you five matches who meet your specific criteria each day.
all users have to link a Facebook and LinkedIn account, so you can be certain
the person you match with is real, verified and most likely succeeding in life.
of the oldest dating apps out there, Match doesn’t limit you to people you
match with. Rather, you’re able to view everyone’s profile or set filters if
you prefer. The app also sends you curated recommendations and has a missed
connections feature that allows you to find people you may have bumped into
recently. This fun, yet serious, app is a great alternative to more
marriage-focused apps like eHarmony.
you’re looking for a fun interface and connections of literally any kind,
OkCupid takes the cake. Whether you’re looking for another male, a female or
someone who identifies as neither, you’re likely to find a match on this app.
users are in their mid-20s to early 30s and thousands of people use the site
every day, giving you plenty of fish to choose from. Plus, OkCupid is always
adding new features and updates that promise to keep the whole experience
interesting from start to finish.
you find your perfect dating app on this list? You should be feeling nice and
ready to get out there and find your next meaningful connection!