Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Focuses on getting people offline and meeting in person 5 years old / Gained 2.3 million users across both its dating and couples services / Available nationwide and in 30 countries across the globe How About We puts your dating skills to the test before you even lock eyes with your matches.
Instead of simply browsing profiles, you must suggest ideas for potential first dates.
The power is entirely in the girls’ hands – but at least you lose the pressure of coming up with a dazzling opener. All I have to do is swipe on women I'm attracted to and find interesting and eventually some of them message me.
Shtick: Just like Tinder, but women have to send the first message after matching More than 1 million users / Over 90% of female users with matches initiated chat / 700,000 matches per day Bumble is the creation of Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, who left that company amid a storm of allegations of sexism against her former co-workers.
Of course, that flies in the face of the old adage that dating is a numbers game – with only one potential match each day, it could be a while before you find someone you really get along with, especially if you’re looking for long-term prospects.
You also pick up ‘beans’ (read: points) for joining the app, getting friends to join, promoting it on social media and more.
That’s all well and good, but does slightly fly in the face of the site’s main advantage over Tinder and its ilk – that there’s space for more than a tweet’s worth of information on the profiles.
Still, the full profiles and questions are available, and it’s free-to-use (with a few irritating ads), making it a worthwhile option for anyone hoping to know a bit more about their dates before meeting up for the first time.
Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Shows you people you've crossed paths with in real life 8.2 millions users worldwide / 850,000 US users / Biggest city being NYC with 230,000 users Outside of Tinder and Grindr, Happn has a claim to being the most popular of the app-only options out there.