How does it work?
Tinder is an interesting way to connect with and meet new people around you. The interface is extremely user-friendly and quite easy to understand for a newbie. All you have to do is download the app from the app store and log in by using your Facebook ID. The app automatically starts finding matches based on your geographical location (and a specified distance and age range). You are then given two options: an "X’ which signifies disinterest and a "heart" which indicates approval. If your match thinks you’re hot too, and taps on the heart button on when your profile shows up on their screen, you get to chat with them! Depending how well the conversation flows, you can choose to take it forward - and offline! ;)
Ratings & availability: 4/5 rating; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work?
Probably one of the most popular and oldest dating apps around. Very detailed in terms of design, questions, matches and chats. The app gives you a chance to express yourself better through a set of questions and interests which will be visible on your profile. Remember Orkut days? The only website that allowed you to see which people visited your profile? Well, this app has the same feature too. Be careful, though - try not to reveal a lot of information about your location and or post too many personal images as this could attract a lot of unwanted attention. Keep your profile simple, look around and talk to the right people.
Ratings & Availability: 4/5; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work?
To get started on this app, you can either sign up or just log on by using your Facebook ID (tip: it’s easier via FB). Before you get to the matchmaking bit, you’ll have to fill up a questionnaire for the app to get a better idea of your personality type and your dating likes. Compared to most dating apps, this one is slightly complicated to use. You’ll have to play around with the app to get a better understanding of it. The good part here is that none of the profiles displayed on this app are fake. They’re all verified on FB. So, if someone does try to mess around with you, you can report and block their account on FB. The only drawback of this app is that some of the features are not free. You will have to subscribe and pay for extra services.
Ratings & Availability: 4.1/5 rating; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work? Here again, you can use your FB ID to sign in. It does not have a slide feature to preview matches, but it has a grid layout. It tells you which people are closest to your location, filters the newbies and lists down the popular "liked" profiles. You also get to see frequent visitors to your profile. This app has a privacy feature in the form of a two-way contact option. Anyone can send a message to someone else; if you’re interested in getting to them, you can choose to reply to the messages. Once you do that, they are automatically added to your friends' circle. It’s as simple as that! Ratings & Availability: 4.5/5; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work? You don’t need to be Einstein to figure how to go about with this app. Once downloaded, it automatically syncs with your FB account - it copies the bio data on your FB profile and pastes it on the app's data space. It also gives you the option of chatting, rating pictures and visiting people’s profiles who are close to your area. You can also select a particular age group that you want to talk to and find profiles based on your personal likes and interests. Ratings & Availability: 4.5/5 rating; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work? If you’re looking for something more than a regular fling, Blendr is the place to be! It starts off by asking you to pick a few interests. Based on your choice of interests, it finds like-minded individuals for you. You can also change your status from time to time like on BBM, check in to places like you do on Foursquare and find people around your area like how Swarm enables you to do! The best thing about this app is that you can also use it on the computer if you are unable to get your hands on your cell phone. Is that super-cool, or what? Ratings & Availability: 4/5; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work? Well, I’m guessing we all get the drift on how this one works, right? Very simple to use and understand. You can sign in using your FB or Google+ ID. You will see two options below a profile on the main screen - a cross and a heart, and you use these options to rate the profile. Based on the number of ratings, you can add your favourites to your contact list and chat with them there. If you want to connect with your FB friends, there’s an option for that too! Keep rating more people to earn more points and build up your social status. Ratings & Availability: 4/5 rating; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work?This app will shake things up on a timer. Here, the queen bee, that is you, needs to make the first move and message the guy. However, there is a catch - if he doesn’t message back within 24 Hours, he loses the potential match. What’s more? If your are just looking to widen your friends circle, Bumble also boasts a BFF feature within the app.So score a confident male and allow yourself to have a classic dating experience without any bottlenecks in arbitrary time limits. Ratings & Availability: 3.6/5 rating; Windows, iOS & Android
How does it work?Hinge app refuses to follow the trail blaze of biswipes to find the perfect match. It drops swipes for a more detailed profile that’s full of pictures and stories. The app focuses on the common connections that you share with your potential partner on Facebook. You can also choose to like and comment on their profile which will work as an ice breaker. Hinge app also asks you some personal questions based on choices to help you match with better connections with new recommendations each day. Good luck to finding true love here! Ratings & Availability: 4.2/5 rating; Windows, iOS & Android