3 Dating Apps to Rock Your Love Life

[ 0 ] May 6, 2015 |

Looking for a date? It’s never been easier or faster to find love online, or at least put a date on your calendar within minutes due to the explosion of mobile dating apps. These location-based apps allow you to find someone special to chat with nearby with similar interests.

With Tinder becoming a household name in just two short years, singles everywhere are swiping right for love, or taking a pass by swiping left swiftly from the convenience of their mobile phones. The beauty of these mobile apps comes down to how simple they are to use. Rather than creating long profiles and answering hundreds of questions, most of these apps let you sign up through Facebook, where your information and photos easily are transferred to your new mobile dating app profile. Here are three mobile dating apps worth a swipe or two this Valentine’s Day.

Ready, set, swipe!

With more than one billion swipes and 12 million matches a day, Tinder is a free mobile dating app, which is truly addictive and has become one of the hottest dating apps on the planet. Everyone from the girl next door to celebrities with verified profiles have jumped on the Tinder bandwagon. Known originally as a hook-up, casual dating app, Tinder’s demographics are starting to rise and singles looking for committed relationships are now using this app.

How it works
Download the mobile app on iOs and Android, where it allows you to sign up through Facebook. It will pull down your Facebook profile photos, age, friends in common, and pages that you’ve liked. You can write a brief bio about yourself, but less is more.

Since Tinder is GPS based, it will search for singles in your immediate vicinity with your ager parameters. Then the fun starts as you start viewing potential matches, where you can swipe right if you’re interested, or swipe left to take a pass. If your potential match also swipes right, you’re sent a push notification of your new match and can begin chatting privately within Tinder. It’s fun and like a game, which is why it says, “Keep Playing” after each match or you can be daring and actually send a message to your match with the goal of finding a date offline.

Tinder has a snap-chat like feature called Tinder moments, where you can snap a photo and it will be sent to all of your matches. Your matches can swipe left or right on the photo and it will magically disappear after 24 hours.

The key to making Tinder work is to start chatting with your matches, otherwise it’s just an ego boost for some to swipe right on as many photos as possible to see how many matches they will receive.

Wouldn’t you love it if your friends actually were setting you up or gave a recommendation on a potential date? This is where Hinge comes into the digital rescue.

Similar to Tinder, Hinge also is also free and linked to Facebook, but it will only match you with mutual friends of yours on Facebook, which provides an opportunity to have that vote of approval offline before you set up a potential date. Hinge prides itself on validated profiles for potential matches and takes a more serious approach to finding love from your mobile phone. They also claim to have an algorithm that helps select the potential matches for you based upon your past choices.

How it works
Download the Hinge app on iOs or Android. Where Tinder is a numbers game, Hinge limits the number of potential matches to about 5-10 every day at noon. Hinge also takes the approach of the more information about someone, the better. This means that it pulls your place of work, age, location, and lists the mutual friends while you’re viewing someone’s photo.

If you’re interested in a potential date’s profile, you can click on the blue heart or swipe right and if you’d like to take a pass, just click on the blue X icon or swipe left. If it’s a mutual match, you can then start communicating privately on the Hinge app.

To make the most of Hinge, make sure you expand your match radius to 50 miles and list your minimum and maximum age (between 18 and 65).

Coffee Meets Bagel
With the tagline of “The only app that women love,” CMB was created by the Kang sisters who were recently featured on Shark Tank. Coffee Meets Bagel is a fun web and mobile dating app where you get matched with friends of friends on Facebook.

How it works
Download the app on iOs or Android. It will ask you for permission to access Facebook. Every day at 12:00pm you’ll receive your “bagel” or match of the day, based on friends of friends. You’ll have 24 hours to accept your bagel or take a pass. If it’s a mutual match, you’re sent to a private chat room, or on the web-based version, you’ll be sent a private text message to communicate with your match for a limited time period. CMB will curate some of the questions for you to get to know your match better.

Users can buy coffee beans to access premium features such as viewing your friends in common, getting 10 additional matches after receiving one bagel, which you can recommend to your friends or take those bagels for yourself. You also have the option to go back to select a match that you missed within the 24-hour window with your coffee beans.


For more on mobile dating, visit CyberDatingExpert.com and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter, where she’s the host of #DateChat on Thursdays at 5pm/PT, 8pm/ET.



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