Dating has evolved so much in the past decade, it is no longer limited to knowing the person in real life and then going on dates. With the advent of the Internet came online shopping, online courses and we can’t forget online dating. This has got to be one of the biggest things to happen since online shopping. Although many people are still hesitant to try out these apps, there are plenty of people who can testify to finding the right person online and no, these aren’t paid testimonies.
To make it clear, there is absolutely nothing shameful or embarrassing about online dating. People tend to be quite embarrassed to even try it but if you think about it logically even if there is someone in your city, it’s near impossible to be able to meet and find out more about every person. These apps give you the chance to view whoever is on the app nearby and get to know them a little more before going out on a date. It even gives you the option to look for just friends from other countries as well.
Let’s countdown to the best 5 online dating apps available on Android:
This is at the top of the list because it is one of those apps that changed online dating entirely. It requires a user to sign up using Facebook but it does not post on your wall, so you don’t have to worry about your friends knowing. It takes your photos from there itself as well as work and education information if you allow it to.
It also has the swipe right feature for interest and left to move to the next candidate. This is also good for women because they get to see the messages of only those who they show interest in. This app is more popularly used to find something casual rather than meaningful because it focuses on the visual aspects. Very few people take the time to fill out their bio and neither does one need a very detailed profile to get matches.
This app requires you to sign up with either Facebook or LinkedIn, it is much different as compared to any other apps. You have to pay to send invites to people but since it is very detail specific this gives one a higher chance at something more meaningful. The profile requires your basic information such as weight, religion, body type etc. and it also asks you to mention your hobbies and interests. You have to pay to be able to talk to people but after narrowing down matching interests and preferences, which are very specific, the paid option is said to be worth it.
Okcupid is one of the top 3 best apps to meet new people because of the success rate. It is a little more complicated to use because once you sign up, you have to provide your basic information as well as answer questions that other people can view the answers to. These questions give you particular traits that show up at the bottom of your profile so that people who view your profile have a better idea of what you are like and you can do the same. It gives you a very detailed profile for better matches.
You can add up to 12 pictures and you can continue to answer questions from different categories, your answer and the other person matching gives you both a higher match percentage and it omits the people who have answers that you deem as undesirable. It shows matches based on the settings you have chosen which depends on gender, age and what you and they are looking for.
To have a higher success rate one would need to write up an intriguing bio and have at least 6 pictures. It is fairly easy to set up your profile and your bio has to be interesting because it cannot be longer than 400 characters.
All you have to do is swipe left to move on, swipe right to show interest, super swipe (Paid feature) to show that you are very interested, after which a woman has 24 hours to reply back before the match is gone forever.
This app is pro women and has a very unique feature, only the woman can start the conversation, this feature was introduced to reduce the amount of unwanted and strange texts that women are tortured with on dating apps.
Coffee Meets Bagel
This app is quite easy to set up and requires you to link your Facebook account to get your profile started, this way authenticity is ensured. You would have to add a few basic answers through 3 phrases and your pictures will be uploaded from your Facebook itself. This app gives men the option to pass or like a ‘Bagel’ (potential candidate).
Women are presented with about 6 potential choices per day and chats stay for a maximum of 7 days and then expire. There is even a chat room available. It creates matches with friends of friends on Facebook so that there is that touch of familiarity which other apps lack.
Surely there a lot of different things on your mind because not everyone is open to finding new people online. But if there’s a fear of safety, well to answer that it’s neither really safe to be set up on blind dates or go to pubs to meet someone new. How much do you really know someone or how much can you really know someone who you met in real life?
Online dating gives you the opportunity to be exposed to new people with whom you may share the same interests with. If you are worried about the expense as well, some of the top apps are free to use. There is a myriad of different people available on these apps, all of whom are of different ages who realize that technology can only help to make their lives better. So, rather than worrying about the negatives why not think of the positives and be hopeful, you have nothing to lose but much to gain.