As in the wise words of Pat Benatar, “Love is a battlefield.” Indeed, Pat, indeed. Dating in real life is difficult enough, but nowadays, trying to navigate online dating is a whole new level. There are tons of different options to choose from the top dating apps your friends are using. Swiping on Tinder, sliding into a potential’s DM on Bumble? Created the perfect profile on Hinge? It’s a minefield out there, guys.
There is an endless scroll of actively seeking singles at your fingertips 24/7. From food preferences, height, to requests that you flow these strangers on Instagram, there is so much to ‘stuff’ to get through to the actual person you’re trying to make a connection with. So with all of this, how is anyone expected to find the best dating apps in the first place? How do you know which app has your potential match?
Don’t stress, we’ve tried and tested all of the free dating app options out there and we’re here to help you find your perfect app match! These are the best apps on the market right now for everyone, no matter what you may be searching for.
Since its release in September 2012, Tinder has become one of the most widely used, most popular apps. It has definitely paved the way for 21st century dating. It introduced the famous ‘swipe right or left’. If you are looking for a whole slew of options, Tinder is the app to download.
Bumble is taken a little bit more seriously in terms of looking for love. It’s great for those looking to get into the dating game with their best selves forward. The name of the game: the ball is in the woman’s court. Only women are able to message a match and they only have a 24 hour window to do so. Basically, Bumble is for people who aren’t looking to mess around.
Hinge’s motto: “Designed to be Deleted.” The app is for those who are so over looking for love on the internet and just want to find bae already! Hinge lets the user customise their profile to add three personal tidbits, ideally to allow them to find something real. The only downfall users have claimed is that its puts pressure to create the perfect formula of wit, charm, and a touch of sarcasm all while seemingly effortless and cool.
The Happn app is best for people who are looking for love just around the corner. According to them, “Find the people you’ve crossed paths with.” Pretty simple concept in a pretty complex ecosystem out there. If you pass them in real life, they’ll appear on the app. Happn even keeps track of how many times you cross each others path! So if you just so happen (get it?) to stare dreamily at the cute guys on the same bus as you every morning, Happn can help make that connection. Living in a big city can make finding love as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. But download Happn and who knows, maybe you’ll just walk right into your new partner.