With so many different dating apps out there, how do you know which one is the right one for you? Don’t worry, here’s a breakdown of the four most popular choices.
Before the digital age, one could try going to bars or other public places to try and find «the one,» but this doesn’t work as well now, especially with introverts. Fortunately, we live in a time that’s ruled by apps and services on our smartphones to help us find our soulmate.
However, with so many different dating apps out there, how do you know which one is the right one for you? Don’t worry, we’re going to break down four popular choices for you so you don’t have to guess which one fits your needs the best.
Tinder is the app of choice for most younger people. It’s a location-based platform that is currently only available as an app on both iOS and Android. And while it has earned the reputation of being more of a hookup app for most, there’s more to it than that (we came up with several other ways to use Tinder).
Not everyone on Tinder is just looking for a one night stand, as there are some who are seeking serious relationships on the service. And others may just be seeking new friendships along the way.
How Do You Sign Up?
Since Tinder’s geared for mostly a younger demographic, the only way to sign up for Tinder is through Facebook Connect.
While this may be convenient for those who love using Facebook, it’s annoying for those who don’t have an account for whatever reason. Tinder does not have an option for signing up via email, so it’s either Facebook or nothing.
On that note, since Tinder essentially uses your Facebook profile, your Tinder profile photo will be the same. This means that if you want a more appealing picture on Tinder, you have to change your Facebook avatar too.
If you’re looking for a simple dating app, then Tinder is it. It’s the app that pioneered the popular swiping gesture that’s used by many apps nowadays to indicate a «like» or «dislike.»
With Tinder, it shows you photos from other nearby users. If you like what you see, give that mugshot a tap to bring up some more information about that individual. This profile info can make or break a decision. Like them? Then swipe that card right. Not interested? That’s okay — swipe left.
If it’s a mutual like, then you and the other person are able to send messages to each other. Otherwise, you can’t chat with that person.
Tinder’s aimed at ease-of-use and being fun. Users won’t be able to get too much information about someone just from their profile, so it’s harder to get into a serious relationship from Tinder alone. But if you’re just looking for some fun, then it’s great.
Tinder Plus and Gold
Anyone can sign up and use Tinder for free. However, like everything else that’s free, there are occasional ads that pop up as you use the app. But with Tinder Plus, you can get rid of the ads, as well as get some bonus features.
The biggest perk of Tinder Plus is the ability to send Super Likes to those folks you’re super into. You’ll also be able to «rewind» your last swipe in case you made a mistake or change your mind. Tinder Plus even allows the user to change their location within the app without having to be there physically.