Senior Neanderthal 4, If you are a single straight guy living in NYC , you would be doing yourself a great disservice by abstaining from online dating. Yes, I used to look down on these apps as "beneath me," something only desperate losers use. That may have been the case in the past, but it is now the norm for young professionals in major cities.
The convenience and quantity are unparalleled, and those who don't take advantage of it are Luddites stuck in the 20th century. Having extensively used most of these sites, I will provide a basic overview of my thoughts and experiences. Tinder Love it or hate it. This site has revolutionized online dating by stripping the game to its bare animal essence: Tinder makes no pretense to helping you find a "soulmate" or a "serious" connection. I love the site's simplicity, and no-nonsense approach. The caliber of women is all over the map, but one should expect such variance from a site like Tinder.
My main beef with the site is that the matches are often flakey, canceling dates at the last minute or not responding to messages. The few Tinder dates I did go out on ended up well since it was very clear what they wanted, and there was no ambiguity regarding either of our intentions. Overall, a fun site but don't take it too seriously.
Match The George Washington of online dating sites, the modern founder of the scene. If you want a serious relationship with a "good" girl, this is the site to join. Unfortunately, too many of them are looking to get married and wanted a commitment after just a few dates. No way I'm gonna fall for the trap of marriage. My freedom is too important to me.
They have ranged from the hideous to the bizarre to the psychotic. One OKC date talked openly about her hatred of her ex-boyfriend and how she could kill him and his current girlfriend if she had the chance. Coffee Meets Bagel Created by 3 high achieving Korean-American sisters, this site brought something new to the table. Rather than allowing you to browse an unlimited number of people, you are given just one match per day, and that person is a friend of a facebook friend.
By using facebook connection as the initial starting baseline, the site establishes credibility and comfort, which are especially important with women. And by just giving you one match per day, one can argue that it gets rid of the distraction of other sites by forcing you to just look at one profile at a given time.
Another advantage is that unlike Match or OKC, you do not have to fill out a lengthy survey that seems to probe into every aspect of your life since birth.
Rather, you answer a few basic questions, and you are allowed to post a maximum of 4 profile pics. The elitist background of the founders Penn undergrad, HBS and Stanford GSB show however because the site forces you to reveal your school and job in your profile. I first joined the site after moving to NYC and went on some very high quality dates with great women. Unfortunately, the site's quality has deteriorated massively, in large part due to the algorithm messing things up. I don't know who their chief programmer is, but it's pretty clear to me that he's not doing a good job.
Hinge Classmates urged me to join this site, and so far I have been extremely impressed. It's similar to Coffee Meets Bagel in that you only see profiles of friends of facebook friends.
The quality of women is outstanding, and you get multiple matches per day, not just one. It seems like a lot of the smart attractive NYC women who are disillusioned with Tinder and Cofffee Meets Bagel have migrated to Hinge as an alternative venue.
I have a few dates lined up through this site, and I'm excited to see what unfolds. Happn Quirky innovative app. Created by really smart tech guys who use GPS to track where you are at a given point. You then see profiles of people who were in that vicinity at a similar time as you. Sort of creepy in a way, but the site is easy to use, with a sleek platform.
It's sort of like Tinder in that there isn't much of a profile, and all you see is pics. Unlike Tinder though, you do see some information such as their height, job, school, interests, etc. It's an interesting hybrid of sorts and a wild card.
I just joined so don't have much to say, but I'm very curious to see how this site will compete with the others.