Bumble (i OS only): Bumble was actually created by an employee of Tinder after she left the company, and was created with an intent to discourage gender issues in online dating.
Bumble includes almost all of the same features as Tinder, but has two key differences – women are the only ones who can message a match first, and if they don’t message within twenty-four hours of matching the match disappears.
Now that Tinder is charging for its services, it might be time to turn to one of the many other dating apps available.
When it comes to online dating, there is a lot of comfort and success in choosing apps that are already popular (unsurprisingly, dating apps without a lot of users tend to not work very well).
These apps are classic choices for those interested in online dating, and many of them have been around since the pre-app age of online dating.
As well, Tinder’s messaging system is far from advanced, the majority of its users are college students, and the app isn’t as secure as you might want something connected to your Facebook account to be.
Until recently, one of the biggest draws to Tinder was that it was completely free.
The focus that Tinder places on appearances has meant that the app has gained a reputation for being a “hook-up” app.
While there are definitely stories about people meeting their significant others on Tinder, those stories tend to be the exception rather than the rule!These apps put their own spin on the idea of mobile dating, as both focus on the importance of an eventual in-person connection rather than online messaging.These apps may not be super popular yet, but apps like these (ones that use mobile platforms to facilitate in-person connections) could easily end up being the future of online dating.As well, you can access people’s profiles without matching with them, and leave a “like” on the profiles that spark your interest.I did find that the interface for this app was more confusing than most of the others on this list – sometimes I would end up on a page without being entirely sure how I got there.In fact, even the classic apps often had an option to do this kind of matching with others!