This app boasts being the very first dating app ever for iPhone and only people who meet the criteria that you set are able to view your profile, pics or send you messages. After filling in their whopper joining questionnaire (they say this is for weeding out the fakes and the ‘players’… Go DNA!) you’ll be given a DNA Dating Number, which will be compared to other DNA Dating Numbers to show you how much of a match you are on a scale of 1 to 10.
This is an app that doesn’t mess about or make any apologies for being a hook-up app. As they themselves say, it’s ‘the secret way to get down with people nearby.’ So, if you want to get your rocks off and not have to pussyfoot around it, this seems to be the app for you. It does offer you the chance to ‘Get Down’ or ‘Get Date’ with matches, but why buy the whole cow for just a little milk, amirite?
This is essentially a paid for dating app but sometimes, this weekend for instance, they allow you to communicate for free with your matches. eHarmony sets out to be different, declaring that you are worth more than a free dating site. Founded by a clinical psychologist and marriage counsellor, eHarmony matches you up with people based on compatibility.
Available on iPhone or Android with no web based version, FindFlirt allows you to ‘like’ people, message them, send them gifts (emojis), and choose your favourites that you can make your own reminder notes for so you can keep on top of things (i.e. ‘this is the one I lied to about being vegan’).
Hailed as a message in a bottle for the 21st century, fling lets you send your video message to 50 random people around the world who can then message you, with you choosing to reply or not. The only information about you given out is your username, your general location and whatever else you wish to disclose.
This is a video dating app with real-time video and text chat that helps you figure out if you have chemistry with potential matches or not before matching with them. It allows you to hear and see potential matches in motion before you decide to ‘yes’ or ‘no’ them.
You can chat, see who checked you out, get updates from nearby users, buy and send gifts, save your favourite users and earn points to unlock their premium features.
Believing that ‘everything starts with friendship,’ Friendable focuses on helping you make new ‘friends’ who share the same interests as you. You can connect with people around you by chatting and sending gifts to them. You are also able to find events near you or set them up and arrange hangouts inviting new people to join.
Grindr is the world’s largest gay social network, a.k.a. the dating app for gay casual sex. What? It’s true. It’s available in 192 countries and is location-based, so anywhere you are, you can log in, meet someone near you (perhaps at the next table) and then chat, send pics or do whatever else you want to do, consensually.
This innovative app allows you to meet friends-of-friends. The app has a scheduling tool which plans the date for you, a ‘Grouper,’ which is not a one-on-one date but rather drinks between your friends and your match’s friends. It even chooses the perfect time and place and coordinates with your friends for you so you don’t have to. You can’t send messages, you just have to be there or be square.