New technologies have provoked very notable changes in our society and in the way we form relationships with other people. If decades ago finding a date online was impossible, it is normal nowadays.
These technological changes haven't stopped coming and if only some years ago dating webs weren't a thing, dating apps now are. Smartphones now allow us to be connected to these tools 24 hours a day, 356 days of the year. Basically, we can develop relationships wherever we are.
You will see that these apps are an awesome tool when it comes to having amorous adventures, to meeting interesting people with similar visions and tastes. In some cases, these apps even allow people to create deep connections and unique bonds with people that otherwise you would have never met.
Regardless of their fame and success, not everyone knows everything about dating apps, here, let us tell you all about them and make you an expert on online dating.
Best New Dating Apps That Are Free
Some dating apps are paid, and not anyone wants to spend their money in any kind of app, even less when there are free options that can even be better than paid ones. These are the best free dating apps that work wonders and will definilty find you a date:
This free app is one of the most effective nowadays, but many users come here only looking for flings and adventures, not stable relationships. If that is you, welcome to this amazing app that will get you all the fun you want.
If you are looking for something serious, it won't hurt to give it a shot, as it is an app that allows you to meet a lot of people and you might be able to find someone with the same interests as you. After all, it is free, and it won't cost you anything to give it a look.
POF is another amazing free dating app that we strongly advise you to check out if you are looking for dates and love. With their advanced matching algorithm and unlimited messaging services, you will be able to find yourself the date you are looking for.
We all know that getting ghosted in dating apps can be very common. If you are tired of this, Hinge is the best dating app for you. Why is ghosting combated with Hinge? Well, because they have a thing called " Your Turn", which lets people choose who will be the first to talk and then it reminds them when it is time to answer. In the first tries done by the company, they affirm that Hinge reduced ghosting by 25%. Incredible, right?
New Dating Apps That Are Better Than Tinder
As in everything, there is not only one app for dating, but many may think there is. When we think about dating apps, I know Tinder is the only one that pops out in your head. You are wrong in that, my friend, as they are other new dating apps that can even be better than Tinder. Yes, I know we have all heard pretty much everything about it everywhere, but seriously, there are other options that can be way more successful for you depending on what you are looking for than Tinder. As people say: " there is one for each". Check them out:
1. Our Time
Our Time is, no doubt, one of the most known and effective dating app if your goal is to find a date and you are over 50 years old. That is where it differs from Tinder. We all know it can be hard to find love online when we are older as it is not so frequent to see senior and mature people in dating apps, but in Our Time, everyone is on that age range, making it way easier for my older pals out there. Only drawback; it is only available on iPhones.
Happn is currently hot because guess what? it works. It has a similar approach as Tinder, but instead of showing you people that are around you, it shows users who you have crossed by. Then, you will be able to show these people that you are interested in them with a 'like' in their timeline. If the other person thinks the same as you, you can talk and proceed to meet up.
Why is it better than Tinder? Well, because you can meet people that are in the same pub as you having a drink, in the subway, or in the university you go to, basically anywhere!
If you are gay or bisexual, Grindr is a way better dating app for you than Tinder, as it is for people with this sexual orientation only. Seriously, the whole community has an account here, and you might not find so much gay or bisexual people in Tinder, so it might become harder to find dates. It is free and it is easy to use, so don't even doubt on using it.
Dating Via Facebook
Believe it or not, Facebook isn't dead yet. For millennials, it might be, but many people still use it. You won't believe this either, but dating via Facebook is a thing, and a really successful one may I add.
Facebook first announced their dating platform, called Dating, in May 2018, so it is pretty recent. It allows 18+ users to create a profile and find potential matches to meet and have a possible long-term relationship with. The only drawback is that it is only available in Colombia at the moment. Still, it is supposed to be launched soon in other parts of the world, so look out for it.
The huge advantage that Facebook has over Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, and others, is that millions of people already got Facebook accounts, and it is so simple to join Dating as it is part of the Facebook media itself. It doesn't require additional downloads that can be annoying for some people. It is pretty much ready before you even join it.
What you will have to do is create a profile only for Dating, as there might be things from your Facebook you won't want in it. Your name and age, address, gender, and sexual preferences are the requirements for getting your account started. You can also add stuff like height, religion, job title, past schools and universities, and if you have kids or not. Then, you will have to pack your profile with your best 9 pictures or ice- breaker questions that they have for you to chose from.
From now on, the platform will match you with people that have similar interests as you, and friends of your friends. You will never get matched with people you are already friends with as it is a place for strangers only. Who doesn't love stranger danger?
Dating only shows matches that are less than 60 miles from you, and you can choose to filter people by their religion, height, age, or even if they have kids or not.
Now, let's talk about how it actually works. There is no swiping in this Facebook dating platform. Instead, you have to tap on " Not Interested" in order to pass people you are not interested in as the words say it. Then, when you do find someone you like, you won't be able to start a simple conversation with jus a "Hello". Dating allows starting conversations only responding to one of the 9 pictures or questions on the person's profile. Also, there is no way of sending pictures, transfers or documents through this Dating chat. For that, you will need the person's actual cellphone number. After this, all you got to do is have a fun conversation, plan a meetup, and wish he or she is the one for you! We hope it will be available for all of us around the world!
I hope you are extremely motivated to hop on the App Store or Google Play Store and get yourself one of these amazing dating apps. After all, I will say that you have now become a complete expert in online dating and its perks. Dare to try them, and see how you find the best dates out there, with a chance of actually getting somwhere, if that is what you are looking for. Good luck on online dating!