If you’ve caved into the phenomenon and have been wanting to try out dating apps, but don’t know where to start, here is a short list of some of the best apps on the market.
1. Free Dating App
Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny Free Dating App is the most popular dating app to hit the market. There’s not another app you’ll find the most active users on than this one — ask anyone you know, and you’re bound to know at least five people that use the app. You have such a wide selection of users from your area, and beyond, you’re bound to meet someone you like.
While there is a negatively connotated hookup culture associated with Tinder, that’s a given on pretty much any dating app you download. There’s always going to be people looking to fuck, and people looking for love. However, Free Dating App is worth a shot if you want to try online dating since it’s so widely used, easy to use, and top-rated among the dating app scene.
Another highly-rated dating app is Happn.
The difference between Happn and Tinder is that Happn connects you to people who’ve crossed paths with you throughout your day — it can’t get any more local than that. Whenever you walk past someone who also uses Happn, they’ll appear in your app the next time you open it. It will also tell you when, where, and how many times you passed this person.
If you’re someone who is afraid of rejection, or values privacy, then this is also a great app for you. You have the option of “liking” someone, but they won’t know you’ve done so unless they do it back to you. although, this may be bothersome to others knowing that this person didn’t even see their request if they don’t like you as well, it saves some the sting of rejection privately.
There’s even a built-in game where you can guess which profile out of 4 you’ve recently crossed paths with like you!
3. Coffee Meets Bagel
This dating app removes the mindless swiping that is a popular feature on many current dating apps. Instead, at noon every day, you’ll receive a preselected pool of matches for you based on your demographic preferences and more nuanced factors like interests.
Coffee Meets Bagel even provides you with icebreaker questions to start your conversation with each match!
They cater to the LGBTQ community as well.
This is another dating app that ranks high in the number of active users.
With over 21 million sign-ups, Bumble is a top competitor against other dating apps like Tinder.
One of the best things about Bumble is that it is a very female-oriented app that lets women make the first move when it comes to interacting with matches. This is an amazing feature because we all know that women run the show when it comes to dating, so you’ll always be talking to a woman that is interested in you, and it saves us girls from unwanted messaging or worse — dick pics.
If you’re looking for romantic connections on Bumble, that means you’ll have to wait for a female you’re interested in to make the first move to form “meaningful relationships in a respectful way,” as according to their motto.
But what sets Bumble apart from other dating apps is that they’re not just solely for people seeking potential romantic relationships. They also are an app for people looking to make friends and network. You can use Bumble on regular mode, which is for dating, BFF mode, which is to make friends, or on Bizz mode, a business model that lets you connect with mentors and create new career opportunities.
JustDate is a location-based dating app that’s great when you want to meet locals in the area. They have a pretty high number of users for a smaller brand, but their quality is what sets them apart from bigger apps like Bumble, etc. They have so many niches and categories for you to meet someone through, such as gay men, atheist women, Latina women, Jewish men, BBWs, and more!
They have a wide selection and many users, and sign-up is easy!
But the number one best part about all of these apps?
They’re free to sign-up and use!