Dating apps apps are hated and loved in the same measure. While one half of the people you meet will have something positive to say about them, the other half treat it as a horror show that’s nothing more than a breeding ground for disappointment.
But one thing we can all agree on is that much has changed in the world of dating, and that a great majority of the world’s population has moved from purely resenting online dating to thinking “wow, the experience isn’t that bad.”
Started with these apps mimicking people’s dating preferences in the meat world. You don’t just want to meet dates for the sake of it, but to be connected with someone you’re truly interested in.
So in a way, there’s no denying that Tinder has revolutionized online dating for the better. The days when you could hop from one app to another, trying to find that one person you could connect with, and still wind up with none are now in the past.
But that’s NOT to say that all dating apps in the present are the same — or on the very least, good enough to produce better odds, in the sense that you can almost be sure of meeting someone you like once you sign up.
That being said, we tried to sample some of the top apps the industry has to offer — and with the results we got, narrowed down the list to the top 5 dating apps you can try out just in case you having a hard time landing a date in real life.
Tinder receives a lot of flak, but there’s no denying it’s facilitated the most hookups and dates in the recent past.
Speaking of which, hating on tinder is like hating on the entire online dating scene. For starters, that’s the app that’s managed to attract the highest count of sign ups. Basically, someone signs up with their Facebook accounts and the app will automatically collect their photos from Facebook and geographically match them with the people closer by.
And in the event that someone strikes you as a possible date, you can go ahead and swipe right to accept them or swipe left to reject their suggestion. And where there’s mutual interest, or let’s say the other person also right-swipes you, the two of you will be connected and allowed to chat and learn more about each other before deciding what’s next.
Bumble is an Android and iOs app that’s specifically designed to help you make new friends and dates within your locality.
Again, the two parties involved must be able to mutually connection before they can be allowed to exchange text messages. The only difference with other similar apps being, with this app, it’s the female (or the Queen bee as christen) that’s expected to make the first move before the two of you can be allowed to chat.
The app even makes things better by setting a time limit within which one is expected to make contact with a connect or else the connect disappears after 24 hours.
OkCupid boasts a massive userbase and along list of straightforward dating aids and tools.
But instead of getting all complacent, OKC have been working on their app, adding more features and refining it bit by bit to make it all easy for their users to find potential matches.
For instance, their app features one of the most advanced messaging tools, such as Instagram integration and personality quizzes that you can use to know more about a potential date before diving all in.
Also, users have an option to subscribe to the premium version of the account where more refined tool such as an advanced search filter or finding who’s actually liked you beforehand are also added.
Her is an Android and iOS app that’s specifically targeted for lesbians, bisexuals people, and all sorts of trans-attractive people looking for a date online.
To use the app, you’ll be required to sign up using your Instagram or Facebook account. You’ll then be presented with a stream of activities from other verified users both locally and on an international ground.
You can proceed to like the photos of anyone who appeals to your interest, and if the interest developed is mutual, the app will proceed to link the two of you so you can go ahead and start chatting.
Grindr is a Tinder-like app that was launched about a year ago, and which is specifically designed for bisexual and gay people where they’ll be meeting like-minded dates near them.
This cuts down on the procedure of creating an online profile, cutting it down to a bare minimum where users will only be uploading their profile pictures, picking a username and answering a few relevant questions and that’s it.
Even better, the app is completely free and ad supported, with an option to subscribe to Grindr Xtra for an ad-free browsing, in addition to stacking other useful features such as Tribe creation and a more advanced search filter.