Even for devoted Tinder users, this update has been a bit of a disillusionment and many are now looking for an app to take its place.
I spent some time this week doing some research (sadly, none of which ended in a date) on the best free alternatives to Tinder currently on the market – the classics, the copy-cats, the creative, and the crazy – because at some point, we’re all going to run out of right swipes and need another app to turn to!
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Since the launch of Tinder back in 2012, and with people bored of long drawn out profiles and endless messaging back and forth on traditional dating sites, there is no denying that dating apps are now the go-to method if you want to meet someone online these days.
Even though everyone knows about these apps, they’re still worth considering.
This is especially true since recent updates have made the apps more intuitive, more interactive, and more open to different dating preferences.
When it comes to online dating, there is a lot of comfort and success in choosing apps that are already popular (unsurprisingly, dating apps without a lot of users tend to not work very well).
From bearded men only to double dating, here’s 10 dating apps you need to be on in 2016. Voicecandy An app with an audio twist, Voicecandy connects people by choosing an icebreaker question and allowing you to record and listen to spontaneous replies.
It connects to users Facebook accounts and by matching people with profile info, gender, age, education, background, religion etc and promises quality of quantity for anyone suffering with a case of swipe fatigue. While preferring a clean shave myself (on my men obvs) there’s no denying that the beard trend is set to continue well into 2016, meaning that whether it’s a bit of facial topiary you like or a full on cave man, this is the app for you. Bumble An app that claims to change the rules of the game by putting women in the driving seat by always giving them the option to make the first move, and if she doesn’t say something within 24 hours, the connection disappears. 3nderapp And when you’re tired of looking for love, check out cheeky 3nderapp – for ‘kinky, curious and open-minded singles and couples’.
You might not meet your husband but it beats a night in front of East Enders.
Which sounds complicated but simply means if you’ve been to an event the night before but left without that hot guy’s number?
No problem, ‘app’ him up the next day to continue the conversation. Double The dating app as seen on Dragon’s Den, Double takes the awkwardness out of that first date by allowing you to bring a friend – even the profiles are plus one.
Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users – using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.