The world of dating apps has exploded in recent years with millions of active user from across the globe. Dating apps a great way to meet new people wherever you are. But are all dating apps alike? we look at some of the most popular dating apps that you should be using right now and explore what makes each app unique.
Tinder is of course still the most popular dating app, and really the one that started the boom in location-based phone app dating. Based your location Tinder gives the user a selection of people that are available in close proximity and according to the user’s specifications. There is, of course, the infamous swipe left and swipe right system that allows a user to intuitively sort through available matches for someone that appeals to them.
SWEATT is a fitness based dating app that is designed to cater for gym goers and fitness fanatics almost exclusively. Rather than having a large group of people with diverse interests and diverse fitness levels, the SWEATT app aims to reduce the number of dating opportunities that might lead to disappointment for those heavily immersed in physical fitness and training. SWEATT is location-based which potentially allows users to connect with other people from their local gym.
The grade sells itself as a female-friendly dating app. Designed to fix a lot of the issues with Tinder, The Grade differentiates itself by allowing users to report inappropriate behavior and have that behavior incorporated into the algorithm. Users may be reported for sending unsolicited photos of genitals, failing to respond and if another user knows that that person is already in a committed exclusive relationship. The Grade is designed to limit some of the predatory behavior that can be common on platforms like Tinder.
Score is a dating app that, like many others requires that you fill out the online personality profile, but details are obscured until another user matches your details. That means that unlike Tinder which is purely based on appearance, users need to find someone who they can connect with on some other level as well. Score harkens back to the days of online dating where personality profile matching was a huge component of the services a site offered.
Bumble is another app that aims to tip the male lead world of online dating on its head. In an endeavor to make the app a safe space for women, it must be a female user who makes the first move. Whilst Bumbles premier use is a dating app they also tout its usefulness as a networking tool and a way to make new friends. The dating side of the app has an emphasis on respectful connections and non-predatory behavior.