For many people, going out there and meeting new people can be a scary job. That is if you are heterosexual, then chances are you are more likely to secure a job that requires you to be experienced without any real-world experience than finding a date through socializing. This is where dating apps come in and there are a lot of them. It’s as if every week a developer comes up with a new idea and creates a new dating app based on it. Due to our traditional culture and our reluctance to try the real-life version, let alone online dating, dating apps are not widely used. However, this is changing with the youth being more open about their choices. This has led to the entrance of even niche apps that focus on one or a few specific requirements of people.
Here’s a list of a few dating apps that cater to people with a different set of requirements than others;
This app has had a dedicated user base of gay/bi men for most of its life. It has only recently started gaining followers who are trans women or queers. It has mostly been considered an app for just hook-ups but despite its reputation, it lets users indicate on their profiles if they are open to forming deeper connections. One unique feature of this app is that it lets its users disclose their HIV status and the date when they were last tested for sexually transmitted infections. (STIs).
Bumble is an app that proclaims it stands for women empowerment and that’s why it literally requires the women to make the first move. If a match is heterosexual, the woman is given 24 hours to make the first move and then the man has to respond within 24 hours before the match expires. This is a great approach to online dating when compared to other apps where most of the time men are contacting the ladies due to the so-called norm where a guy has to make the first move. One great thing about Bumble is that it doesn’t only focus on dating. It also offers Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz where you can find and meet new friends or make business connections.
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Dating app for seniors:
After you’ve passed almost 3 or 4 decades of your life dating, being married, getting divorced, or just hooking up, you know exactly what you want in a relationship. There’s no place for bullshit. However, there are no one or two popular apps that caters to seniors’ dating requirements and technically speaking every regular dating app out there is also an app for seniors. So, here are some of the apps that you can try if you’re over 50 and are looking to get into dating again – TrulyMadly, okCupid, Match, eHarmony, Silver Singles, SeniorMatch, and Elite Singles.
Ever wondered what would have happened if you had made a move on that attractive guy/girl you came across in the metro? This wondering is what Happn has eliminated. If you ever come across someone you’d like to approach, you can connect with them on Happn, of course, both of you need to have Happn installed. It lets you connect with people who you’ve passed by. In that regard, it has more of a local appeal. This app takes away the need to muster the courage to approach someone then and there.
No list of dating apps is complete without a mention of the current king of online dating – Tinder. It is an app that can be called a ‘Jack of all trades’ as it caters to the needs of straight people as well as those from the LGBTQ community. It even has an option for creating a couple accounts for people who are seeking a third wheel or as they call it “unicorns.”
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