5 Dating Apps for Those Who Hate Dating Apps
Let's be real - we're all tired of swiping right on superficial apps; tired of having conversations that are meaningless; tired of wading through creeps and fake profiles. So for 2020, here are the best dating apps for those who really hate dating apps.
It’s the New Year, and one resolution a lot of people around the world are taking is to let this be the year they step out of their comfort zones and find love.
But here’s the thing - finding love is so much easier said than done; especially for those who just hate dating apps.
And let’s be honest - apps that let you swipe left or right on a photograph aren’t the best match makers.
So here’s our selection of the top 5 dating apps for 2020, all of which might just be instrumental in helping you find your soul mate.
Why it isn’t Tinder: Once you match, only the ladies can make the first move and start a conversation. Also, it has BumbleBiz, an option where you can meet people not to date, but to network! And third, matches expire in 24 hours; so you aren't left hanging for too long.
Why it works: It helps not to have creeps (women can be creeps too, we know) bombard your DMs, and to have more control over who you start to speak to.
Why it isn’t Tinder: Rather than strangers, it matches you with friends of your friends, so you aren’t straying too far out of your social comfort zone.
Why it works: You can finally connect with your friend’s cute neighbour without making it awkward for the middleman! That being said, it does eliminate any privacy from the people in your circle.
Why it isn’t Tinder: It makes some effort to understand your interests and tastes, rather than matching people based on a superficial swipe right or left. Each profile you see offers up a compatibility analysis, after you take the compatibility quiz.
Why it works: It makes the decision to date just a little more substantial. Your matches are presented based on your quiz answers and other prompts, and the whole process is just a little more scientific.
Why it isn’t Tinder: It lets you hook up with people you walk past on the street. It just hooks you up with users within a 250 meter radius.
Yes, this sounds a little creepy and has stalker undertones.
Why it works: It’s effective. You see someone cute in real life, check Happn, find them on the app, and voila! You have an easy way to ask them out.
Why it isn’t Tinder: It’s all about Body Positivity. This is an inclusive dating app for people of all sizes, to let go of the usual dating app inhibitions, and show themselves in all their glory.
Why it works: Let's be honest, the main reason some of us aren't on dating apps is the fear of rejection. This app changes that. Marketed as an app for ‘Curvy singles’, it just feels so much more real than Tinder, where all you have are closeup pictures of peoples faces so you don’t judge each other on your bodies.
So that's all you need.