Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr Back in the day, admitting you had tried online dating was sure to raise eyebrows and at least a few reactions of pity. Now, everyone around you is swiping through options in their spare time.
As a college student, you are likely pretty familiar with the concept of online dating—there are only so many people to meet in your Astronomy class. After all, cuffing season is rapidly approaching. Perhaps the most well-known dating app on the scene, Tinder was largely responsible for shaping the online dating world as we know it.
Users are asked to post up to six photos of themselves as well as a short bio, which other users can swipe yes or no on. If you and another person both swiped right, you have a match.
Bumble Bumble is a refreshingly feminist take on dating apps in a world full of unsolicited and inappropriate messages. Bumble users create a fairly typical profile, featuring several photos and a bio, and it employs the same left or right swipe idea, but once you are matched with someone, the woman must message first within twenty-four hours.
You might also like: Another cool feature is Bumble BFF mode, which applies the same interface, but for matching up with new potential friends instead of romantic interests. This app allows you to create a detailed and full profile where you can add stories and pictures.
Hinge also operates by relying on your Facebook friends to make connections, so it filters out some of the randos.
Happn Happn is great for people who want to take advantage of possible matches right in your neighborhood. While Happn uses your GPS to create matches, it never displays your location to other users. Both OkCupid and Match. However, to make the Most of However, to make the Most of Match. Bear in mind that the audience for both sites is a little older than the others. JSwipe is designed for people who want to meet other Jewish people, Minder for people who wish to meet other Muslims and CDate for people who are looking for other Christians.
Hater Perhaps one of the most interesting dating app concepts on the scene, Hater is unique in that it allows you to match with users who hate the same things that you do.
Launched just this year, Hater lets users to swipe in four different directions to choose if they like, dislike, love or hate a concept, activity or person. Some examples include biting ice cream, zombie movies and blacking out.
Her Unfortunately, most dating apps are pretty heteronormative. Even if they have a setting that allows you to match with the same sex, the vast majority are overall designed for the straight dating experience and limit how someone can self identify.
Her, largely geared toward women, is designed for those who identify as lesbian, queer or bisexual. In addition to functioning as a dating gap, you can also find local events and read and share content.
OkCupid, which has twelve different options for sexual orientation and twenty-two for gender identity.