Whether you are looking for great love, a one-night stand, or simply a good friend in a new city, a variety of dating applications are available to you. Whether it is for socialising, getting to know someone before organising a date or even just sexting, there is something for everyone. In this article, we will explore some of the best dating apps that will keep you busy this spring!
Starting with Bumble, an app that aims to change the way the first contact between potential partners is made. Bumble’s unique selling point is that the women on the app make the first move. It also reinforces the security of a woman and lowers the chances that she’s going to be harassed. Once a potential match is made, the woman will receive a prompt to send a message within a 24 hour limit.
OkCupid can come in handy if you are looking for a serious relationship with someone who’s a lot like yourself. With personality quizzes, dating preferences, and a detailed profile, you can finally meet someone who really matches you perfectly!
The app suggests you choose your “flavor”, such as Kinky Nerd, Beard Lover, etc., asks you essential questions to find the best matches for you, and you can also integrate your Instagram and see other users’ profiles too among other features.
You can download OkCupid for Android and for iOS.
Even though most people use MeetMe for dating, you can also find good friends and like-minded people. In the app, you can see a list of people with the same interests as you, who live in the local neighborhood.
You can start a conversation, or even video chat right away, or even start broadcasting (most certainly when it’s not a romantic relationship). Anyway, it’s a good old app that can help you integrate into the local community and, who knows, maybe find true love.
You can download MeetMe for Android and iPhone/iPad for free.
Hinge is referred to as the app designed to be deleted, or the last dating app you may need. There is an extensive list of search criteria and specific information that users can add about themself (sexual preference, religion, alcohol consumption, drug use etc).
Coffee Meets Bagel is designed as an old-fashioned dating service: you fill in the questionnaire, send it to the app, and then it will do all the job. Every day at noon you will receive a personal listing of potential matches. You can choose someone, and if he or she does the same, the app will open a chat box for a week, where you can talk and schedule a meet-up.
Thanks to the app you receive a curated list of matches and don’t have to spend your time swiping or worrying about writing first, being chosen by your match, etc. Moreover, the app helps to start a conversation, so it might be helpful for shy or insecure users.
You can download Coffee Meets Bagel for Android and for iPhone/iPad.
Arguably the most famous, or infamous, dating app in the world with over 26 million matches per day. Tinder allows you to connect with potential matches in your local area. Because it is popular there is a large amount of users and potential matches - and the larger amount of matches can encourage users to swipe right on each profile in an attempt to widen the net.
Happn is a different type of dating app. It is designed to connect with people that you have crossed paths with during your day-to-day life. Naturally, both parties have to be on Happn for a potential connection to be made (it’s not magic!).
The app notes places that you pass by as you walk through the streets. When another user passes by a spot that you have frequented, their profile will become visible to you. If you want to be able to contact them you will need to like their profile. If they do the same, you will be able to start conversing. Who knows, maybe, you'll finally start talking to that neighbor you've liked for so long.
You can download Happn and learn more about the app.
Grindr has become one of the most popular dating apps for the gay scene launching in 2009. It is a network for the bi-sexual, transexual and gender queer communities. It allows you to connect with other users in your local area.
With Facebook already having access to a large amount of your personal information, you will soon be able to use this to your advantage and meet other interested parties on Facebook without the need of a specific dating app.
You can find more information about Facebook Dating here.
Before you get started with any one of these dating apps - depending on what takes your fancy - here is some advice to ensure that you stay safe.