Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Tinder-style swiping with advanced filtering options for paid members 12 million users The online dating giant has thrown its weight into the app arena.
It’s a condensed version of the main site, with the app-ready ‘Quick Match’ feature, essentially offering a Tinder-style stream of photos for you to rate on the fly.
Just like online dating before it, dating apps started out as a bit of a dirty secret – how many Tinder profiles joke that they’ll want to lie about how you met?
But time and ubiquity have meant that apps like Tinder and Grindr are no longer seen as a source of shame, and they’re just another of the many ways people can try and meet each other in the modern digital age.
That’s all well and good, but does slightly fly in the face of the site’s main advantage over Tinder and its ilk – that there’s space for more than a tweet’s worth of information on the profiles.
Still, the full profiles and questions are available, and it’s free-to-use (with a few irritating ads), making it a worthwhile option for anyone hoping to know a bit more about their dates before meeting up for the first time.
Download: i OS / Android Shtick: One match per day 60% female, 40% male / Median age 28 / Largest cities NYC, LA, SF, Chicago, DC, Boston / 95% have bachelor's degree, 24% Masters or higher Another one that prioritizes friends of friends, but with an extra level of gimmickry to try and stop it from running out of matches.
You’ll be served one ‘bagel’ (read: person) each day, in the hopes that it will encourage each of you to give the other your undivided attention for 24 hours.
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.
So you've spotted a beautiful woman who you'd love to date.