Computers and electronics are no longer the exclusive realm of the nerds. These days, everyone uses them, including the hip, trendy, and especially, the rich and powerful.
It follows that people online are no longer the congregation of geeky ones that populated the early iterations of the information superhighway. Not that there’s anything wrong with nerds and geeks, it’s just that a majority of the population prefer to date other stereotypes.
Now that every kind of person is online, online dating apps are more diverse and exciting. Here is a list of the best free dating apps 2019 in no particular order.
Best free dating apps
We can’t create a list of the best dating apps without mentioning Tinder. If Mcdonalds is the big annoying brand for fast food, then Tinder is the same for dating apps.
It is free, but not totally. Paying premium plans allows you to access more features. Catering to the young and wild crowd, its intuitive and responsive build turned Tinder into the standard that all dating apps are compared to.
Tinder also has a high number of users which means a lot for a dating app. If you are looking for quality relationships, then it can become overwhelming, unless your the type that wants to test drive all options before buying.
If you are looking for the best dating apps for relationships then check out Bumble.
Unlike Tinder that implies just hook-ups with strangers, the Bumble system actually forces you to make a connection with people you connect to and automatically cleans up your network if you neglect to interact with people. Like Tinder, it is also basically free with possible paid upgrades.
Bumble has the disadvantage of allowing only women to reach out and make a connection. It is designed that way to prevent women from receiving spam from men playing the numbers game.
However, it alienates two huge chunks of the population. The first is suave and aggressive men and shy women. This may not be everyone, but that is a lot of people.
Coffee Meets Bagel
This is potentially one of the best dating apps for women.
Concentrating heavily on quality over quantity of the connection (if you want it the other way around, there’s always Tinder.)
It does that by showing men (the coffee) a limited number of girls, daily, based on their preferences. They can then like or pass on those profiles. The women, (bagel) that were liked by the coffee, would then receive profiles of men who liked them and make the same decision.
If a coffee and bagel user liked each other, they are then given a 7-day chat window to get to know each other. The system also lets the matched coffee and bagel users know what they have in common to start the conversation.
It sounds perfect, if not for its confusing interface.
We have already listed the best dating apps with a high number of users, great user interface, and a unique way of finding quality partners online. OkCupid is the best dating app with the most flexible search and match engine.
Let’s face it, one of the fun things in using a dating app is searching through profiles and hoping that the people we like would like us back. The chances of that happening are dependent on our compatibility, preferences, and how you actually look on the photo (If you’re ugly, tough luck, online or not, life sucks). -but don’t worry there are always filters, angles, and photoshop.
OkCupid is one of the best online dating apps because of the amount of matchable information available when searching. It filters out a lot of potential matches that won’t likely be interested in us anyway.
If you can get in, it’s awesome, because it’s the only dating app out there that can guarantee every profile is real.
But good luck getting in.
If the league is too much of a hassle for you just for a guarantee of real profiles, then Now is the other dating that you should look at.
However, if you value your privacy, then this app is not for you. Now lets other users know your location, and if you are available for a hook-up. The problem with this app is it’s currently available in iOS. (Probably because Android users are smart enough to turn on their privacy settings)
Now is marketing itself as a dating app for busy professionals. You can set short windows of opportunity when and where you are available to date. People who have the same settings become available to you and vise versa. In that sense, it’s more of a blind date right “now” app than anything else.
It’s set to launch this 2019, given that it’s most likely just an extension feature of Facebook itself, it should come full of features with lots of users off the bat.
Facebook has been making itself clear for years that it’s not a dating app, and have set up annoying features to prevent itself from being one. In an ironic turn of events that Facebook management is known for, it now announces a separate app release by allowing FB users to create a “dating profile.”
So look forward to it, but we can’t judge it until we try it. Besides, when has Facebook got anything right the first time.
The best online dating apps are based upon how much you are willing to expose yourself out there for everyone to see while protecting yourself. Like finding an actual date, there is no one size fits super feature.
There is also no problem with using more than one app on your phone. Unlike boyfriends or girlfriends, apps, even dating apps, don’t get jealous of each other when you give your time and maybe a bit of money to all of them.
Spending a bit to support the developers is also not a bad idea. Keeping the app going ensures that it’s still there when you need it. Besides, some of those additional extra features are cool.