Online dating has become widely spread due to the growth of the services offering all sorts of match finding. There are dating sites that help to connect people with various religions, ethnicities, orientations and other parameters. Some of them suggest you meet friends of your Facebook friends, some can set you up on a double date. There’s even a dating website for mustache owners and their admirers, and when you dig deeper into this subject you’ll be surprised how many unique and awesome services there are. The absolute majority of such websites offer mobile apps so that you can stay tuned in to the messages of your potential SO 24/7. If you’re searching for peace of mind then take a look at our review of the best dating apps of 2016.
Tinder (Android, iOS)
Tinder is probably the first app you think of when someone mentions online dating. The simplicity of Tinder is that you create a profile based on your Facebook page, so there’s no need to spend a lot of time on customization. Everything’s simple — you can send messages, you can mark people that you like and don’t like. The best part of Tinder is that since it’s one of the most popular dating apps, there are so many users online, so your chances of finding your SO are increased considerably.
OkCupid (Android, iOS)
OkCupid has been around for a while and it has millions of registered users. Besides setting up your profile you also get to answer various questions that can help this dating app find you the best possible match. When you are interested in a profile you can check how the person answered on these questions, which is a highly convenient way to briefly understand what this person is all about. Also on OkCupid, you can send personal messages, search for people nearby and, of course, search for matches.
HowAboutWe (Android, iOS)
The HowAboutWe concept is pretty awesome and it completely differs from other dating apps. You can simply post a date by continuing the phrase “How about we”. For example, you could say, “go grab a coffee”. Other users will be able to see your proposition (and you can see theirs) and you can both agree on a date that both of you like (no awkward steak house dates for a vegan). Personal messaging and searching for dates by five major categories is available on this dating app as well.
Match.com (Android, iOS)
Match.com is one of the largest online dating services that was launched over 20 years ago (wow!). As soon as you register there you can pick what you are looking for: serious relations, you are not sure, or nothing serious. You can customize your profile, send messages and winks to other users, like their profiles and add them to your favorites. While searching for your potential SO you can browse Mutual Match, Daily Matches and Reserve Match filters. This dating app offers a Premium account with personal assistance in setting up your profile and finding the right person for you.
PlentyOfFish (Android, iOS)
PlentyOfFish is a popular free dating service where you can insert information about yourself such as your age, height, religion, personality type, ethnicity, education, profession and your intent on the PlentyOfFish community. You can filter the profiles by gender, age, intentions, ethnicity, and location, which is definitely convenient. The possibility to send messages, add profiles to your favorites and see who viewed your profile are also available. For finding a better match for you, this dating app offers personality tests. All the above-listed features are available to all users at no charge.
eHarmony (Android, iOS)
eHarmony is an online dating service that offers a unique algorithm of match finding. The registration on this site starts with a ton of questions, which will help to find your better half. This dating app will be great for those who are wanting serious relationships since those who are looking for something casual won’t spend their time answering countless questions. eHarmony also has a blog where you can read plenty of dating and relationship advice.
Happn (Android, iOS)
The idea of Happn is pretty unique and quite smart – the profiles of this dating app are matched according to common locations. You won’t see other users until they happen to visit the same places as you within a 250 meter radius. If your paths cross, you can see your match’s profile and pictures, like the profile, add it to your favorites and send personal messages.
Thanks to the integration of the Internet everywhere, online dating services have become a casual thing rather than something odd or awkward. With so many various dating apps you are just a couple of taps away from your perfect match. However if you don’t feel like dating and wish to spend the upcoming holiday on your own, you can have more fun with the websites for singles on Valentine’s Day.