Mature dating bucks
Inevitably, that success has sparked a wave of imitators and successors, from established dating websites dipping their toes in the app waters, to start-ups with a bright idea and a novel gimmick hoping to make an impression.Primer's editor and founder Andrew field tested a lot of the options out there and has included his own experiences.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.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.
However, in the last 15 or so months it seems people are moving away from this option and gravitating towards the briefer, quantity approach.
Download: i OS / Android / Windows Shtick: Shows you 12 daily matches that are in your Facebook social circle (friends of friends, etc.) Hinge users are 99% college educated, 90% are between 23-36 / Most popular industries include banking, consulting, media and fashion / Live in 38 cities total / 99% of downloads are coming from word-of-mouth. Hinge is one of a clutch of apps that try to leverage your existing social network.
Once you connect your Facebook account, it recommends matches you have mutual friends with – letting you know their employment and education, then giving you the chance to chat if you both like each other.
There’s also their paid service, A-list, which offers a few perks, including loads more filtering options, including attractiveness, body type and the answers to certain questions, making it a lot easier to avoid bad matches.
Of the main web-based dating sites (Match, e Harmony), Ok Cupid's user base and app balance the best of features and matches.