Let’s face it, the world of dating apps is a whole ‘nother ballgame these days.
An endless roster of actively seeking singles (even ones with really niche preferences) are now accessible on your commute, and profiles are swamped with uber ratings, food preferences and requests that we don’t use snapchat filters (try and stop us). With all this to consider, how are you expected to find time to pick the best dating apps to bless with your presence?
You’re in luck, we’ve tried and tested the best dating app options on the market and we’re here to help you find your perfect match (the app, that is. No guarantees on the new bae).
Best for: Endless possibilities
It’s no secret that Tinder is one of the most widely used, most saturated apps and it’s changed the way we date. If you’re looking for a whole host of options, Tinder’s the place for you. Disclaimer: 4 in 5 profiles feature dogs and/or naked torsos. Only let the former sway you.
Best for: Putting yourself out there
You’ve got 24 hours, and you get the first word – no pressure, right? Bumble breaks down the unspoken rule of dating where we wait to be approached – ball’s officially in your court here. Try asking everyone the same three questions if you want to see how they all measure up, treating it like a job interview or go for a tried and tested ‘drinks Thursday?’ if you’re feeling bold.
Writer’s block? Check out the tips Bumble gave us on the ten best opening lines – my relationship is living evidence that they work.
Best for: Approaching that guy you always stare at on the northern line without looking like a stalker
If you pass them IRL, they’ll appear on the app, and Happn will even rack up how many times you cross paths. Living in a big city can cause issues, though – think needle in a haystack…
Best for: Showcasing your spellbinding fluency in sarcasm.
Hinge lets you customise your profile to add three key bits of personal information, claiming this will help you find something more real. You can certainly tell more about your potential partners from their profiles, but the catch? It comes with the pressure of coming across as witty, fun and effortlessly debonair.;’
Best for: Giving in to your nagging friend who claims they can totally get you a date by the end of the week.
Feeling exhausted by all these options? Let a good pal step in and take the reigns, from the comfort of their own phone. Wingman offers a competitive leaderboard, so your loyal friend has even more reason to go for the hard sell and find you potential perfect matches.
Best for: Dipping your toe in the dating water
Pair up with one of your best gals and be each other’s ultimate REAL LIFE wing-woman. This is the safest way to gear yourself up to solo blind dates – just make sure she’s fully briefed not to bring up that embarrassing story!
Best for: Finding the next best thing to Tom Hardy
The fancy facial recognition technology means you can scan the single market for someone who looks just like one of your fave celebs. View our Sexiest Men of The Year for inspo. (Badoo will have you believe 95% of Hackney’s bearded population bares semblance to Jake Gyllenhall. Don’t be fooled).
Coffee Meets Bagel
Best for: Patiently waiting for the one
Give the lowdown on your tastes, hobbies, age, education etc. by linking up to Facebook and Coffee Meets Bagel will serve you up a single, quality match each day. They’re right there on a plate, but if they’re not your thing you’ve got a full day to uncomfortably ignore Jordan while you wait with baited breath for tomorrow’s option.
Best for: Finding that likeminded fitness fanatic
Their algorithm promises to match you with people on the same fitness schedule, with a similar lifestyle to you. If you’re looking for a sunrise yoga partner or just an excuse to take an insta or two in your new gym leggings, Sweatt’s got you covered.
Best for: Fitting someone into your crammed social calendar
Who has time to play games or tiptoe around someone else’s schedule? Now narrows down your options to people with the same free window of time as you. What are you waiting for? Go fill that free Friday!
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Click here to read the original.
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