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The idea is you can build an authentic picture of yourself, with answers, photos, details about what you’re reading or listening to and even video. You can like someone’s activities and photos, which reminds us more of Facebook-style interactions, but packaged up within a dating app. It’s got a large user-base and when it comes to success rates, it really divides opinion.
So you’re more likely to find someone with genuine shared interests, rather than just a nice face. The huge choice of, erm, fish, tend to mean there are a few long-term love stories and lots of “okay I guess” dating anecdotes. Be ready to hunt for people through the droves and droves.
But no matter who you ask, it seems to have become synonymous with casual dating and hookups rather than those looking for long-term love. Hayley Minn told us: “I used to love it, it's so easy to use and fun, but it now feels like a game more than anything and I've never had a date lead to anything serious.” Despite the fact it seems to be losing its edge, we included it because it’s still popular, and the large user numbers mean the more chance of dates.
And how they go about making those matches can be very different. D., is a professor at the Harvard Business School who was on the scientific advisory board of Ok Cupid.“They are all matching on obvious stuff, like age range," he says, "but they vary a good amount on how they consider other factors that might affect compatibility.”Sound vague? Online dating companies keep their proprietary algorithms closely guarded.Nick said: “The OKCupid dates I went on were often the most interesting, with people I could genuinely chat to.” The app is free and, unless you use its ‘quickmatch’ Tinder-style feature, it’s all about browsing lots of profiles and breaking the ice with a message. Sarah said: “The fact you can easily message for free comes with the downside that you might get a fair few unwanted messages.”Now is, as you can maybe guess, all about meeting up right now. This immediacy is refreshing in the murky world of ‘will we ever meet or just awkwardly flirt for weeks before getting bored? Dating blogger told us: “I did a lot of research into online dating and Now is the solution to what I found to be the single biggest complaint of women on Tinder - no more pen pals.”But it turns out that an app designed for instant dating gratification doesn’t always attract those looking for a long-term partner.Louise said: “It could just be because of the area I live in, but in my experience most of the guys on Now are only after one thing right now, and it isn’t romance or a coffee...” to global warming (okay, we’re making that last one up). If you’ve swiped right on someone and they’re swiped right on you as well, you’ll be notified and can begin messaging one another.After all, we’ve all got a friend-of-a-friend who married someone they met on Tinder, right? And I’ve had a few good, well, mediocre, dates.”In many ways, the Bumble experience is pretty much identical to the Tinder style of swiping, but rather than either party making the first move, it’s up to the girl to say something witty and impressive first within a day.Unless we’re all just referring to the same couple... For many women that we chatted to, this was a breath of fresh air in the often seedy and overwhelming world of online dating and cringe-worthy first messages. The woman speaks first, and it means guys are way more likely to speak to you if you're not just one of many.” It also seems that the higher quality experience and focus on women being in control attracts a slightly better standard of men.