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Whether you're looking for a hookup, friendship or an LTR (long-term relationship), Tinder has you covered.
It's basically the first stop for those entering the dating world.
However the rate of overly confident males tends to be higher than I've seen on other apps.
Bumble also has a BFF feature to help you meet new people, but that's really not the focus of a dating app gallery, so I'll save it for another time.
Here's an overview of the best dating sites on the market. Bumble requires women to message first and if the guy doesn't message back within 24 hours, he loses the potential dates.
My recommendations for the best dating sites are based primarily on my own experiences with online dating sites as a woman, with some word-of-mouth impressions from friends thrown in for good measure. Because that's the one thing my love life was really missing... The timer is designed to encourage contact, and some people really do appreciate that feature.
Originally the app focused on common connections and mutual friends that you and a potential partner shared on Facebook, which was a gimmick I was never sold on. Hinge has designed the app to make user profiles more engaging (and helpful) than on apps like Tinder.
You have the option of displaying a lot of useful information that could be deal breakers: your political leanings, your religion, your alcohol consumption frequency or even your interest level in having children someday.
On the upside, the profiles are brief, which helps you to make decisions quickly.
You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.
Profiles are a lot more in-depth than most online dating sites, and if you answer a seemingly endless series of questions (much like a personality test), they will spit out a reasonable Match/Enemy percentage ratio on profiles to help you gauge compatibility based on interests.
Unfortunately in my experience Ok Cupid has become a bit of a ghost town.
Hinge finally won me over, becoming my favorite dating app in 2019.