You connect to your Facebook to make a profile, so the photos are pretty much selected for you.
Plus, no one can start a conversation with you unless you’ve already liked (or “swiped right”) them, which theoretically limits the chances of creeps (key word: theoretically). Some of them were incredibly sweet, even if they were sweet in a cringe-inducingly cheesy way (No, I’m not a Charlie’s Angel).
I sincerely believe that Tinder is a great way to realize just how many fish are in the sea, even if that only serves you the purpose of realizing they’re not quite the fish you’re looking for. ” – 75% response rate The high: Bumble is genuinely full of nice guys.
The low(s): There was the guy who told me he wrote me a “poem,” which turned out to be an unbelievably offensive piece of pornography that prompted me to feel like I needed to simultaneously take a shower and scream into a pillow; and of course there was the disturbingly high amount of men I accidentally “super liked.” I thought you could only “Pass” (left swipe) or “Like” (right swipe), but no – if you swipe “up,” it notifies the guy that you “Super Like” him. The fact that they know they have to wait for female-initiated conversation is a pretty good indicator that they are aware that most girls on this app are not looking for a one-time hook-up.
Price: Free (optional in-app upgrades available for purchase) Bumble is pretty similar to Tinder in that they both function on the premise of “swiping.”The thing that differentiates Bumble from Tinder is that, once mutual swiping occurs, the woman has to be the one to initiate a conversation. The low(s): First of all, it’s definitely disappointing when you have what you think is a great opening line, and then the guy never even responds.
While I understand that love knows no age (and I have no judgement for those who prefer to date outside their own age demographic), I’d like to have a bit more control over who can approach me (as I do with the other apps).
I wanted to definitively compare and test the worth, consistency, and value of each individual app. I, along with the rest of my editorial team, chose the five most popular apps to try (most popular based on relevancy, not actual numbers). This part was harder than expected – for the sake of the experiment, I wanted to keep each profile consistent to the next.
I tested their standards of profiles (yikes – see more below), their processes, and their successes and failures. While each individual app is unique, I wanted to present myself as uniformly as possible.
If your self-esteem can’t take the potential (and likely) hit of not getting responses after putting yourself out there, this app’s not for you.
Price: .99/mo on i Tunes for app access; full online access price differs by plan is one of the OG dating sites, and you’ve probably seen their very active marketing strategies.