When it comes to dating and finding their “other half”, people can have some noteworthy concerns and these concerns are only more likely to grow when looking out for the perfect dating site/app.
Online dating can have a major impact on a person’s self-esteem. An unanswered text, or rejection based on looks or what a person does for living can certainly belittle your confidence. However, the success rate of online dating is much higher than offline dating. It is because the pool is immense and you are more likely to stumble upon someone on the internet who matches your criteria of the “perfect” partner. Considering that it has its cons, such as: ghosting, trolls, people who can misuse your sensitive information and having to deal with super tacky sites/apps, it becomes important to dig into all the best available options.
Without further ado, let’s look into what some of the best dating sites have got to offer you:
BUMBLE: If you are a woman who feels no hesitation in texting first and like to take things in your hand, then Bumble is definitely for you. It is a free dating app, which requires females to text first. A man has to respond to that text within a 24-hour time frame, or else he loses a potential partner. This timer is patterned to endorse contact and may not be suitable for men who like to procrastinate. Bumble also happens to have a BFF (Best Friends Forever) feature to help broaden your social circle by introducing new people to you.
TINDER: Tinder has had its fair share of popularity, and its only fair considering all the potential dates, long-term relationships and casual friendships that it has provided a basis for. On Tinder, the profiles (of your potential dates) are very precise―now that is both an upside and a downside. The upside being the fact that it helps you take quick decisions on who you would like to hit it up with, and the downside: you won’t know much about your potential dates likes, dislikes, and preferences. Initial chat without knowing much about each other can be a bit of a challenge.
OkCupid: OkCupid has evolved to a great extent in the last couple of years. It gives more off Tinder vibes: you can swipe through a profile without matching with it ―and loose a potential date forever. You can still, however, message them but it won’t show in their inbox. OkCupid has also provided a basis for long-term relationships and a lot of people have found their spouses on the site, as well. On OkCupid profiles are more detailed and if you take ―presumably a “personality test”, each profile you view will show a Match/Enemy percentage ratio based on both of your interests.
HINGE: When Hinge originally came into being it focused on yours and your potential partners mutual interests and mutual friends on Facebook. Over a time period, it has evolved into more of an engaging site. You can display some very informative and interesting facts about yourself on your profile, like: Political learnings (read: thoughts), Religion, Alcoholic preferences, and even facts like your interest in having children one day. The most amusing thing about Hinge is their slogan which goes along the lines “designed to be deleted”.
Happn: This site focuses on making two potential lovers meet in real life, which is why it matches you with people located in your vicinity or close to it. So if you are someone, who prefers offline dating over just chatting to someone online, then this is definitely THE dating app/site for you.