Editor’s Note: These 5 apps were Chloe’s choices in 2015 when this article was first featured, as a follow-up to her 2013 review.
Over the last two years, we’ve seen a few new additions, most notably Find Femmes and Compatible Partners.
Meaning those ratchet couples creeping for threesomes can now be instantly spotted and dismissed along with the dishonest and unfaithful. Bumble Bumble’s big feminist twist—only girls can send the first message—is rendered irrelevant by lesbianism.
I’m a big fan of Hinge’s latest innovation, a gloriously simple tweak that weeds cheaters out of the matchmaking app pool.
Hinge now syncs relationship status from users Facebook pages.
Hinge provides users with a small batch every day, along with each match’s job, pictures, and connection to you.
One aspect of Hinge I loved and found super simple and helpful was profile customization.
Users can pick “tags” for their favorite date spots and activities along with religion and race.
This lets Hinge users quickly cobble together a taste profile.
I like being able to see what I have in common with someone before striking up a conversation.
Hinge’s friends of friends model supposedly encourage good behavior because of social accountability, and I did find Hinge users to be more polite and well-spoken than Tinder or Ok Cupid dwellers.
Who you actually find: A passable stranger who hasn't decided yet, but wants to text a lot anyways. Who you actually find: Bored travelers who just used their last minute of free airport wi-fi to get this app. Who you actually find: A flighty 23-year-old who likes talking about his abdominals.
It is: An elite app for celebrities, models, artists, and other generally cultured people. It is: An app that literally tracks you, showing you when and how often you cross paths with other users. Who you want to find: The girl with the dimples you've seen at the corner store twice.
Unlike Tinder and Bumble, Hinge only showed me women.