Digital technology and smartphones have transformed our society in a big way, including how people search and establish relationships. It is redefining the dating methods we have known for the past half-century. With that being said, online dating apps have started to take the pace!
People are using smartphones for everything starting from ordering food to shopping for clothes. Likewise, dating is also just a click away, thanks to the latest dating apps like Tinder, Happn, Bumble, eHarmony, etc. that can help you discover truly the person you have been waiting for.
In today’s busy schedule it is really hard to get your true love with the perfect connection. Whether you are heartbroken or in a quest for finding true love an online dating app is an alternative that has helped many people find their better half. With cheap internet and easy accessibility to smartphones all the time, online dating has become much simpler and convenient now.
Let’s go through some of the best dating apps for iOS and Android available in the market:
This is one of the most used and popular dating app available. With the availability of the app in over 40 languages, its unique algorithm can connect you with the other person in a couple of seconds.
Every time you load the app, it will show some profiles and you can swipe right if you are interested or swipe left if you are not.
If any good match is made, you can chat with the person and have a meetup. This app can be used for finding friends, or for one-night stands or for doing anything mutually.
If you are looking for more features you can go for Tinder plus where you can form your group, swipe and meet people with the group.
And in Tinder Gold offers exclusive features like unlimited likes, one boost per month, five super likes per day, rewind –to overcome accidental swipe, etc.
It is available on the Android and iOS operating system.
Unlike other dating apps which show thousands of profile, Happn works pretty fast. It is widely known as a local dating app. For example, you are at your favourite cafe outlet and you are checking the app, you will get a recommendation of people around that area that you have met on way or have crossed paths in the past. Some of the interesting features are:
• You can sync your account with Spotify, which allows sharing of your music selection with the other person.
• You can send voice messages.
• An in-app game named crush time which shows four members that you have recently crossed path with and many more.
3. Coffee Meets Bagel:
Coffee Meets Bagel is a unique dating app with a twist.
Both men and women get a list of potential matches in the afternoon. Women get the authorization to prioritize from the list of men who have shown interest in them.
Women are presented with 6 matches every day. Even if the number of men doesn’t reach 6, the app will still find potential matches for the women.
Once a match is made, a private chat room opens up with a list of questions which works as an icebreaker.
The new interface of Coffee Meets Bagel’s put more emphasis on the profile of the user showcasing more text and providing the option to “Heart” the profile or even comment.
Bumble has been in the dating scene since 2014 and has earned itself in the top position among the dating apps. Bumblee comes with features of making friends and dating at the same time.
If you want to make friends you can go for the friend feature or if you want to date then you can select the other one.
Some of the key features are:
- Women have to message first. This is a unique feature of Bumble which needs women to reach out to their matches before men can chat with them. In case you are a woman seeking for women, the app will prompt whoever swiped first to make it a match.
- There is a verification process where you have to take a selfie within the app which will be matched to your facial features to your pictures. This way there will be less catfishing.
- There is an expiration time of 24 hours. If you don’t want your match to disappear within 24 hours, you need to start a simple conversation within the first 24 hours from the match is made.
- With Beeline paid feature, you can see who has shown interest in you, even before you have swiped on them. And then there is a feature of a rematch, which allows expired matches to be extended for another 24 hours.
Apart from these, there are some other paid features like busy bee, Coins, Superswipes for people who are serious about dating or want to spend some more time on the app.
eHarmony is mostly famous for its relationship questionnaire. The app emphasizes on finding some serious matches for its users.
With the help of the advanced compatibility matching system, each person’s match is narrowed to a fewer list of possible matches.
This dating app claims to make long-term relationships successful. If you want to access this site efficiently, you need to have an upgrade to a premium account.
One of the important features of the app is that you can see who viewed your profile, which is your matches and even send a smiley to your matches.
If you are a free user, you can use the messaging feature but can only send your five favourite site-generated questions, and your match may or may not answer them.
Zoosk is one of the most important dating apps available in the market. Since its launch, it has gained over 40 million singles and has covered almost 80 countries worldwide.
It uses detailed profiles, matching algorithms and controlled communication process to help find the perfect match.
The matchmaking functionality of Zoosk- “SmartPick” and “Dating insights” are different from other dating sites. Instead of asking their members to complete a personality test upfront, its behavioural matchmaking technology allows it to know each member as they use the dating site.
If you are curious about how Zoosk sees your behaviour, you can check them on the “Dating insights” page.
The mobile app provides a seamless user experience which makes the contacting and searching features easily accessible from the icons found at the bottom of the screen.
Zoosk has a strict verification process for its members. Failing to verify the identity will disable you from using the app to find potential matches. And in case you see a fake profile, you can easily report them to the administrators.
If you are someone who struggles with social anxiety, then dating apps can help you get over your fear and become more confident. This is because in dating apps you can easily approach someone, not necessarily for dating, but for a normal conversation.