They claim that it’s a great way to find that cute girl you spotted at the supermarket, but in reality it tends to just yield a long list of people you were vaguely near that one time.
For obvious reasons, this one works well in major cities, but will be less useful as the local population density drops.
Interestingly, Ok Cupid is owned by IAC, which also owns Tinder and While their famous for their website, Ok Cupid also allows users to use a Tinder-style swipe in their app.
Now you know which apps you should and shouldn’t use.
Of course, that flies in the face of the old adage that dating is a numbers game – with only one potential match each day, it could be a while before you find someone you really get along with, especially if you’re looking for long-term prospects.
You also pick up ‘beans’ (read: points) for joining the app, getting friends to join, promoting it on social media and more.
While not a traditional dating app, Lulu lets users rate men in their social networks.
Recently acquired by London based dating platform Badoo, Lulu is a favorite amongst females. They made national news when Mark Cuban famously made an acquisition offer of million on Shark Tank.
They also just introduced timed matches which give you 24 hours to send the first message otherwise it expires, encouraging users to make matches more quickly.Created by the same guy who made Bang With Friends, Down is exactly what you think it is: a simple way to ask others if they’re “down.” Cool story bro. Created by a former Tinder founder, Bumble is basically the same thing as Tinder but the women have to message the guys first. Happn is kind of like when you act creepy and Google cute people you just met.The app presents you with users in your area who you physically crossed paths with.The power is entirely in the girls’ hands – but at least you lose the pressure of coming up with a dazzling opener. All I have to do is swipe on women I'm attracted to and find interesting and eventually some of them message me.It takes out all of your carefully crafted openers that never get responses from matches that swiped right on you in a drunken stupor or are just looking for validation and not a date.