Tinder style dating apps

Pros: Easy and efficient to use, you can find a hookup within minutes. What it specializes in is showing you people you've physically "crossed paths with" on a daily basis - people who frequent the same bars and restaurants as you, work out. Pros: The screening process ensures out-and-out perverts are banished, which means everyone wins (except the perverts). If the date bombs, you're with friends! Verdict: Worth a shot, if only to kill time answering bizarre questions about yourself. Grouper ( iOS ) Grouper Grouper, an invite-only social club, lets you jump straight into the terrifying fun part of dating: meeting in real life. Each one of them brings two friends to join the date. Cons: A high number of ually frustrated virgin-trolls means a lot of women find using it a harrowing experience, which understandably makes them cagey when you come along. If a mutual connection is made, the option to chat opens up in the app. Cons: Too many basic functions are restricted to paid membership. Though one minor gripe is that Bumble's algorithm clearly pulls ten of the highest rated profiles to the top of your feed every time you log in. But here's the twist: instead of a one-on-one blind date, Grouper sets up a triple date. Like Hinge, the app obtains your Facebook information and connects you with friends of friends in your network. 8 Inner Circle The USP: Members are vetted, and they also run IRL singles events. SEE ALSO : 6 Plenty Of Fish The USP: It's a huge ocean, with more members than any of the others (around 70 million). If dating apps have an 'atmosphere then How About We is a pleasant summer garden party where people enjoy polite conversation and no one makes an inappropriate lunge on anyone. Bumble ( iOS ) Bumble Bumble is not only Tinder's less sleazy sister, it's also jam packed with girl power and is perfect for guys who find hitting on girls. It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no pests' appendixs on their profile information. And unlike Tinder, users tend to write a bit about themselves, meaning you have more to go on (and sell yourself with) than just your 5 least-worst selfies. Somewhat similar to Bumble's timeframe, users have but 24 hours to "like" or "pass" before their match expires. Happn ( iOS, Android ) Happn If you enjoy reading Craigslist's Missed Connections, consider implementing Happn in your life. Coffee Meets Bagel ( iOS, Android ) Coffee Meets Bagel For those feeling overwhelmed by the infinite number of potential partners, we suggest trying. Verdict: A dating app where women need not fear to tread, where the sting of rejection is largely removed for you. GIF When someone is posing with a sedated tiger in their profile picture 7 Grindr The USP: It really works. Pros: It means women have an extra barrier against the 'hey hun wanna fuk?' brigade, which is good for all concerned. But which apps should you pursue and which should you delete from your phone? The app favors quality over quantity by presenting you with only one match (a "bagel every day at noon. Created by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, Bumble is designed to empower women to initiate conversations. Once a day, you'll receive a select list of about 20 matches on which you can swipe Yes or No. If both parties "like" their match, chatting capabilities open up. Pros: You can weed out people with traits or points of view you find simply unacceptable. Bonus: Coffee Meets Bagel offers discounts for a first date at a local restaurant or coffee shop, if you found your date through the app. Pro-tip: The app announced earlier this year that it will start to display Facebook relationship statuses on Hinge profiles, so you can filter out the cheaters. Co 9 Bumble The USP: Like Tinder, except once you match, only the ladies can make the first move and say hello. Unlike Tinder, the woman then has 24 hours to make a move by sending her match a message. Cons: It is notoriously 'glitchy with messages disappearing and some functions not working properly. 5 a week for the advanced user options is just too much, though. Similar to Tinder, users swipe to connect with a match and mutual connections are added to each other's "hive" of connections. Cons: After sending someone a message, you're notified when they're checking your profile, which means you can actually see yourself being rejected in real time. Using your Facebook network, Hinge pairs you with friends of friends to find someone who isn't a total stranger. It also means if she's got in touch with you, you definitely weren't an 'accidental swipe meaning you'll be leaving less of those unanswered hellos that slowly chip away at. Hinge ( iOS, Android ) Hinge Not a huge fan of meeting random strangers online? 4 OKCupid The USP: Endless personality quiz questions that give you a match percentage with would-be partners. Most Popular Verdict: Easy to navigate, simple and free to use, void of distracting gimmicks. Which cover a drink, a pre-planned night out and of course, the matching service. Looking for someone to Netflix Chill with? The fun and well organised events means membership feels a bit more like a club, and less like pin-balling around a vast galaxy of random singletons. If you happen to be gay, biual or curious.