Welcome to the world of online dating! Here you can find women and men who are desperately seeking companionship to fill the void in their lonely lives. Some people just want to hook up, others want genuine companionship and some are literally on there because they want to troll people. However, for those who are looking for a genuine connection, you need to figure out which dating apps are a good place to start. That’s why we are going to bring you our top 5 picks on the best dating apps that can kick start your brand new romance.
So, we had to start our list off with one of the biggest mobile dating apps, Tinder. With over 50 million active users worldwide, it is guaranteed that when you swipe on the profiles, you will find someone happy to swipe back on you. Of course, you’re going to get the stereotypical guy who is only after sex, and potentially a few Camberwell escorts that are looking to make some money, however if you are not interested in a quick hook up, you may want to scroll past these people until you can make your perfect match.
When it comes to making matches on Tinder, it’s best to be patient. You are going to get a lot of people who just aren’t right for you. But eventually, if you scroll enough, you should be able to come across someone who is willing to have a reasonable conversation and doesn’t just want to pressurise you for nudes. Meeting up with someone from Tinder is literally like crafting your own love story. It’s mysterious, romantic and you never know who you’re going to get.
Now that we’ve gone through Tinder, it’s time to jump onto the next biggest app, Grindr. Grindr is a dating app that’s specifically targeted for Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer people looking for love. The app is simple to use and is very similar to Tinder. Upload a picture of yourself, start swiping and then start talking to the people who you think are attractive.
Keep in mind that Grindr tends to be a lot blunter than Tinder. That’s why you may, unfortunately, receive an unsolicited dick pic from someone before you even start. But don’t worry. You can screen these sort of people out and wait to find someone interested in the conversation. Most people tend to get impatient when it comes to talking to people via phone, but if you are patient enough, someone will get to know you and you will be able to find someone you can truly connect with.
Bumble is a dating app that is perfect if you are looking to find a new romantic partner in your area or some new friends. However, the best part of it is that it allows women to make the first move with men. That means you don’t need to worry about getting ghosted if you reach out to a woman you are attracted to. Once you have made contact then there is not much time to waste when it comes to getting to know the person. You get 24 hours to talk to the person and make an additional connection with them. Once the 24 hours is up then the connection disappears. This is why it is a great tool to also expand your circle of friends, as well as find a potential relationship.
Just keep in mind that whilst there is a free option, getting upgrades will cost between $2.99-$8.99
Coffee Meets Bagel
If you’re not interesting in chasing after a long string of people who never seem to be interested in you, why not go on Coffee Meets Bagel? This app focuses more on the quality of the relationship, rather than the number of people who the app manages to connect you to. Every day, the app will send out men a small selection of women who match their profile and interests. From there, the women are sent back the matches of men who are interested in them.
If two profiles click together, then the app will set you up together with a week-long chat window and an ice breaker. This is a great way to get to know people rather than just skim the surface of their personalities. That way there is a more likely chance that you will meet someone who you will want to potentially date in the future.
Going to the other end of the scale, if you are a lesbian, bisexual or queer, you may want to try out using the app “Her.” This has been specifically designed for these communities and users can sign up using Facebook or Instagram profiles. It has a simple interface where you can share photos, videos and chat. It can even connect you to LGBTQ events, issues and articles. These make perfect ice breakers and things to talk about.
All of these apps are fantastic for getting you in contact with people who have similar interests. Don’t feel disheartened when you don’t find “the one.” It will take some time and you will need to be patient. Eventually, you will be put in contact with someone that just clicks with you. Then you will know that it will have been worth it. Good luck!