There are so many dating apps out there these days, and it can be hard to choose one that works for you.
Especially when some apps get tagged as “hookup” apps, it’s understandable that you would need help figuring out which one is best to find a serious relationship. We’ll break down what each app offers and how you can find love on those platforms.
Bumble is a female centric app that makes it so that women have to initiate the conversation with their matches. Also you can’t just wait on sending that cutie in your matches a message. Bumble gives you 24 hours from the time that you match to send a message. And in turn your match has to send you a response within 24 hours. According to a survey from Bumble, 85 percent of their users are looking for marriage or a relationship. I personally know two friends who each found their husbands on the app as well. So it is possible to find the one on a dating app.
Bumble added prompts to their profiles, which is similar to Hinge, where people can answer questions about themselves that can work as conversation starters. The app also has features like BFF and BIZZ which are for finding friends or networking respectively. So there are a lot of options to connect with people in meaningful ways on Bumble. And who knows maybe you’ll make a friend on BFF, and they might set you up with a friend of theirs that turns into a serious relationship. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure you set your intentions from the get go.
Coffee Meets Bagel:
Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app that you may or may not have heard about. When you Google search them you can see their link says “Discover Meaningful Online Dating With Coffee Meets Bagel.” Once you go to their website the front page tells you that you can find something real, and that over 90 percent of their users are looking for a serious relationship. So we’re off to a good start! But how does it work?
Coffee Meets Bagel sends out matches everyday at noon that are picked just for you. Their profiles are in depth so you can share your authentic self and get to know your matches on a personal level. They also offer personalized ice breakers to help you have a real conversation from the start. Several reviews in the app store show people like CMB because it is for more serious daters. So if you’re looking for a serious relationship, now might be the time to give this app a try.
Hinge brands itself as the app that’s meant to be deleted. Which according to Hinge means they want you to find the one and get you off the app. Actually Pete Buttigieg, United States Secretary of Transportation, met his husband Chasten on the app several years ago. I mean if that’s not a stellar testimonial I don’t know what is. As someone who’s used Hinge myself, I can say I have had more pleasant dating experiences on Hinge compared to the other apps.
Hinge works similar to Tinder and Bumble. You pick a few pictures of yourself and you do an ‘About Me’ section. Hinge was the first to do the prompts feature, which means they’ll have a question like “What do you order for the table?” and you would answer with garlic rolls or chips and queso, you get the idea. Because you have to put more effort into the profile, it’s easier to weed out the people who aren’t looking for something serious.
All the dating apps mentioned do have paid options for premium features, Match’s dating app is the only one that makes you have a subscription to exchange unlimited messages. You might be wondering why you should join a dating app with that kind of structure but hear me out… paying for the basics probably weeds out the people who would waste your time anyways. So if you have the money it might be worth it to try. Based on what I could find on Match’s website, plans range from about $19 to about $35 a month.
Plus everyone knows Match’s reputation for helping people find love. It’s been around for more than 25 years and they boast hearing from couples every month who have success stories of finding their special someone. Create a profile and decide if you want a subscription and soon enough you’ll be on your way to finding a serious relationship.
How do I decide what dating app is right for me?
Not every dating app is going to work for you and that’s okay! There’s multiple things you should think of when choosing a dating app. Most importantly it’s okay to try a few different apps until you find one that works for you.
- Consider how user friendly the app feels to you
- Depending on the app their might be a learning curve so make sure you give yourself some time to understand how each app works
- Are you finding the type of people you want to talk to outside of the app
- There are a lot of dating app options these days. You never know if your special someone is waiting for you on another app.
- Do you like the structure of the app?
- Are there paywalls for features you’d want? Does it seem like it’s not worth the money if you do pay for the app? Consider if you like the free features and weigh your options on paying for an app. Also find testimonials and look through reviews to make sure you get your money’s worth.
Considering all of these things will help you make the right choice when picking a dating app that works for you. Just remember to have fun and be safe! Don’t give out any personal information like your address and make sure you meet in public the first few times. So get out there and start making matches. Good luck! You got this!
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