Our smartphones help us to do a variety of everyday tasks, but in this modern day they are now also acting to guide us on the journey to find ‘the one’.
This Valentine’s Day, you can take advantage of a number of apps that can match you with the perfect partner.
We’ve all heard of Tinder, but there is an abundance of other apps on the market…
Have you ever walked past someone and thought ‘that’s the love of my life?’
Probably not, but with Happn you can discover if you’ve crossed paths with the people you like, as well as the people you’d like to find again.
Every time you cross paths with another Happn member in real life, their profile shows up on your timeline. On every profile, you can even see the number of times you’ve encountered this person.
On Happn, people you don’t like will never be able to send you any messages. You can only communicate with someone if they like you back.
Download Happn here.
In today’s digital world, singles are so busy swiping and matching that they’re not actually connecting, in person, where it counts.
Hinge is on a mission to change that, advertising itself as an ‘app to be deleted’.
The app quickly learns your type and sends matches directly to your phone.
You’ll get to know potential dates through their unique answers to prompts, and personal information like religion, height, and politics.
Download Hinge here.
Match with prospective dates quickly using Zoosk.
Take advantage of the app’s personalised SmartPick system that matches you with candidates based on mutual interests.
Zoosk’s Photo Verification feature that lets members submit video selfies to confirm that they look like their photos.
Advanced search options including body type, religion, height, and more, and there’s also a dedicated customer service team to give you support when you need it.
Download Zoosk here.
If you want to meet friends as well as a potential match, or instead of, Bumble is the app for you.
When using Bumble dating, women have to make the first move to initiate a conversation with a potential match.
On top of dating, on Bumble you can also meet friends and potential business partners through Bumble Bizz.
Download Bumble here.
Never wonder whether that CEO was too good to be true again with The League.
The League is a members-only swiping app aimed at professionals, with acceptance and matches based on LinkedIn and Facebook profiles.
Your profile will only be viewable by those who match your credentials, and matches expire after 21 days.
Download The League here.
Clover has a lot of the same features that make it comparable to other dating apps, but there’s one thing that makes it stand out.
Using Clover you can ‘order’ a date just like you would a takeaway or some clothes for a night out.
The On-Demand Dating service allows users to set up a speedy date.
You can also find local singles nights, parties and events to get you off your phone and meeting real people.
Download Clover here.
Don’t trust your own judgement on potential partners? Say hello to Wingman.
Rather than signing up on your own, you get to recruit a friend to sign up and create your profile for you.
Based on the concept of an actual ‘wingman’, the app allows your friends to take control over who you match with and helps make swiping left and right feel like less of a chore.
Download Wingman here.
Badoo has a series of safety features that make it a popular dating app for thousands of users.
Choose to only chat with verified users. Badoo verifies users with a photo, Facebook or a call – so you know that match is actually as good as they appear to be.
You can ask for a live selfie when you start chatting, and the chat feature only allows people to send two messages in a row before a reply is received.
Download Badoo here.
Man’s best friend is his dog, but sometimes he needs a different kind of companion in his life.
Created by Holidog, Tindog allows you to chat to, share photos with and meet other dog lovers in your area.
Simply browse the images of pooches and their owners in your vicinity, and then swipe right on the one you think might be worthy of a doggy date.
Download Tindog here.
DO I DATE
Ever had a terrible date that you want to warn the world about? With Do I Date, you can.
Search honest open reviews and ratings of your matches, from friends or previous romantic interests.
And if you find other dating apps too intimidating or tawdry, let your friends tell Do I Date’s users what a fine catch you are, and use its contact service to find love that has a real possibility of lasting.
Download Do I Date here.
One thing that connects us all is music – whether we have the same favourite bands, or loathe them.
Tastebuds is a dating and social networking app that matches people based on their tastes in music.
The app can even match you with new music you’ll like based on your interests, so you can buy a new CD on your next date.
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