Finding the right dating app can be hard, especially for those of you who’ve never used one but are looking for trying dating apps out. Dating apps can be finicky, and sometimes annoying; especially if you don’t download the right one, for yourself. Despite being finicky and a bit of a challenge to use, they have become the norm, it’s the way many young couples meet. Nowadays, many use dating apps, and that kind of puts you in a spot where you believe you should be using one to, to meet your match. We’ve come up with a list of our favorite dating apps, that we think are totally worth trying out when it comes to finding your match.
Having tested out each and every app that we’re suggesting, we can’t guarantee that you won’t run into the awkward lad or gal who’ll send you some nudes. It’s just something you’ve got to keep in mind when it comes to using dating apps. Hopefully with the help of our list, you’ll find the right app for yourself, and hopefully your match.
Our first pick is what we would call, Tinder’s cousin. Bumble, an app created by Tinder’s previous executives. Bumble is an app fairly similar to Tinder itself, but there’s one slight difference when it comes to the dating outlet. It’s the one who’s got the wheel in her hands, she’s the one who kind of paints the direction when it comes to choosing and interacting. Once you and the opposite gender match, it’s the woman who has to message you and she’s only got 24 hours to so until the match vanishes. If the man notices that the woman hasn’t messaged him, and is still highly interested in her, he can extend the 24 hours. Bumble is also a great app for same-sex couples, either person can message their match whenever they’d like. The only thing is, is it will require you to sign in with your Facebook account, in order to prevent from spam, and scam accounts to flood the system. Bumble is also the only app the prohibits the use of pornographic material, and clearly, states it for their users to know.
With the 24-hour time limit on replying, this pressure pushes women to send a small hello in the short time span. It’s a great way of boosting your confidence and communication skills, however, if you’re a woman who’s adamant on sending the message first, and just simply really hate being the first to start p a conversation, then Bumble surely isn’t the dating app for you.
Our second app on the list of our favorites is Tastebuds, this dating app is different from others and puts a spin on your usual dating applications. This app basis your matches off of your interests, specifically your taste in music. It’s an app that highlights people’s taste in music, in order to find compatibility between one another. This app also gives you the option of linking your facebook account, or not. It gives you the freedom of privacy to a certain extent. Taste Buds also has the same setting as Tinder and Bumble, you can like a person or you can skip them, the only difference is you can message them before the two of you match, or after. There’s also the option of sending them a song, in order to keep up with the theme of the app.
As with any other app, Tastebuds has its bumps just like any other. There’s plenty of room for improvement, but we couldn’t go without mentioning this app due to its creative concept. Tastebuds doesn’t exactly show you all your matches, only with those whom you’ve started a conversation with. Furthermore, we’ve noticed that the button like and skip, are awfully close together and often times we’ve skipped those we didn’t mean to skip.
Overall if you’re looking for a place to find new music, along with new people to share your music taste with and potentially form a relationship with, this app is for you! It’s a great way of making new friends, and potential partners. Though it’s different from your traditional dating apps, this one doesn’t have the social pressure of starting off a conversation that will specifically give away what you’re looking for. It also gives you a head start, in knowing who you’re talking to and what common interests the two of you share.
Lastly, our last favorite, when it comes to dating apps is Fliqpic. This free dating app allows you to video chat with your potential match. Fliqpic mimics the idea of being on a real-life first date, you get to see your match and figure out whether or not they’re an actual match or not. This app gives you a more natural approach, through an app because often times your potential match could look perfect on paper but once the two of you talk face to face you realize that not everything is as perfect as it seems. The great thing about this app is that you’re avoiding the obstacle of running into catfishes, as the two of you are bound to video chat at one point or another.
The only downside with the app, is the lack of users. The key to a successful and booming dating app is the users and members. A variety of people guarantees that many more will join onwards because they won’t have to deal with being matched to the same person twice, with someone who they might have not exactly meshed well with. Eith, r way if you’re looking for something serious, and somewhere where there’s barely any chance of running into a catfish, Fliqpic is a great option for you.
What are you favorite dating apps? Let us know, we’d love to see what are your favorites!