The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.Pros: Once you get over the slight stalker complex Happn instils on you by showing women who walked past your front door an hour ago, matching with users within a 250 meter radius is actually quite handy.If you lack inhibition, Hinge could throw the door wide open.
Doesn’t matter if the sun is shining, if it’s pouring rain, or dumping snow. “ — a really tiny beer — for you and your delicate Spanish girlfriend. Then you bring the ridiculous mini-beer to your girl.
Her smile and charm transcend language and cultural barriers. She loves the accent of the Argentinian guys just as much or more as you love the French girls’. She might also cook you a traditional healthy soup.
Verdict: The app that started it all, Grindr has been helping men who like men improve their sex lives since 2009. The USP: Members are vetted, and they also run IRL singles events.
Whether they are honest about it or not, every heterosexual internet dating app out there aspires to be the 'Grindr for straight people'. Pros: The screening process ensures out-and-out perverts are banished, which means everyone wins (except the perverts).
Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do different.
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.
Verdict: A dating app where women need not fear to tread, where the sting of rejection is largely removed for you.
Photo: Eddy Van 3000 Because she always arrives late. She has the amazing power of being able to start funny and original conversations with everyone, anywhere, anytime. But she dares to tell you that she wants to honeymoon in Buenos Aires? But it doesn’t matter what you think, so you just do your best to deflect the awkward look the bartender throws you. You just let your mind fly like during that Calculus class where old professor Faustino Rodríguez spent really long hours jibber-jabbering about irrational numbers. “Oh, it’s so romantic,” she says after listening to it for what must be the 600th time.
Verdict: Easy to navigate, simple and free to use, void of distracting gimmicks. Pros: Easy and efficient to use, you can find a hookup within minutes.