Review of the Top 3 Dating Apps on the Market

Dating apps are a new entrant in the mobile market. And while they’re much more convenient now than having to make a phone call or visit a website, they also come with a host of problems.

Here, we review the top 3 dating apps on the market and how you can make the right choice for your needs.

Tinder

Tinder is the worldwide #1 dating app. The concept behind Tinder is very simple — you can connect with other people who are nearby and that’s pretty much it.

The catch is that, like a lot of the other dating apps, Tinder is free but generates a lot of its revenue from advertisers. This means you’ll inevitably see a lot of pop-ups and banner ads on Tinder. While this might not bother some users, those who are sensitive to advertising might find it irksome.

With over 600 million downloads, Tinder is now available on all major platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows. So, if you’re looking for a cross-platform dating app then Tinder is a no-brainer.

Bumble

Bumble is the newcomer on the block but has quickly become a global success. The concept behind Bumble is also very simple: you can share your photos and those of your friends, family and coworkers, and either the other person you’re matched with can do the same or you can just comment on each other’s photos.

Bumble started out as a standalone app but has since evolved into a full-fledged social network where users can interact with each other via their photos.

Bumble is a cross-platform app, available for iOS, Android, and Windows. So, if you’re looking for a dating app that works on all major platforms, then Bumble is your answer. And, if you’re looking for a more traditional dating app experience, you can give Bumble a try as well.

Happn

Happn is the Swedish version of Tinder where users can browse profiles and connect with whoever they want, whenever they want. It’s similar to Bumble in that it’s a cross-platform dating app but has a more streamlined user experience. And, similarly to Tinder, Happn also works by automatically matching you with people who live nearby.

The biggest difference between Happn and the other two apps we’ve mentioned so far is that you don’t have to be connected to Wi-Fi to use it. This removes a significant barrier to entry as most people don’t have 4G or 5G at home and that’s a lot more common than Wi-Fi. So, if you’re looking for a dating app that doesn’t require a constant connection, give Happn a try.

Happn is available for iOS, Android, and Windows 10. So, if you’re looking for a more streamlined dating app, you can try Happn on all platforms.

How To Choose The Perfect Dating App For You

If you’re wondering where to start your search for the perfect dating app, here are some helpful tips.

Cross-Platform

If you travel a lot for work or school, you’ll appreciate an app that works on all your devices. This way, you can always log on wherever you are and check out who’s around you.

Similarly, if you have an iPad or Android tablet and you like to use it as a laptop replacement, you can benefit from apps that support touch screens. Not only will you have a more immersive experience with the larger screen, but you can also use the touch screen to navigate your profile and messages more easily.

When choosing a dating app, make sure that it supports at least Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as well as iOS 8.0 (iPhones) or newer. This way, you’ll ensure that you can use the app on the devices you have at the moment and, if you upgrade in the future, the app will still work for you.

Light On Ads

If you’re concerned about ads, pop up ads, and other kinds of distractions on a dating app, you can look for an app that has a minimalistic design with the bare necessities (no icons, for example, or at least less icons than usual).

If you value your free time, you can also try looking for an app that doesn’t generate as much revenue as the other two apps in this group as this will allow the developer to provide more features and less distractions.

Secure

If you’re worried about your personal safety while using a dating app, you can try looking for a more secure version of the app. For example, Bumble and Happn are both completely safe to use as neither app has any invasive elements. While Tinder has a slightly more streamlined user experience, it’s still a safe option for those who are looking for a more traditional dating app experience. So, if you’re looking for a secure option, you can try one of these apps.

If none of this has convinced you that any of these apps is the perfect fit for you, you can try looking for an app that suits all your needs. For example, if you want a simple yet secure app that also supports cross-platform usage, you can try MatchDalton, which is entirely free. Or, if you want something a little bit more elaborate, you can try One Night Stand, which is also completely free but gets its revenue from advertisers.

No matter which app you choose, make sure you always keep your phone’s back up against your body when using it. This will prevent you from being assaulted or harassed. Plus, it’s generally easier to reach someone by phone if you have an emergency. So, by keeping your device next to you, you establish a greater connection with the person you’re talking to. This is especially important if you’re meeting someone you’ve never met before. It would be best to avoid sharing personal details on a dating app until you’ve at least spoken to the person a few times in real life.

If none of this has convinced you that any of these apps is the perfect fit for you, you can try looking for an app that suits all your needs. For example, if you want a simple yet secure app that also supports cross-platform usage, you can try MatchDalton, which is entirely free. Or, if you want something a little bit more elaborate, you can try One Night Stand, which is also completely free but gets its revenue from advertisers.

No matter which app you choose, make sure you always keep your phone’s back up against your body when using it. This will prevent you from being assaulted or harassed. Plus, it’s generally easier to reach someone by phone if you have an emergency. So, by keeping your device next to you, you establish a greater connection with the person you’re talking to. This is especially important if you’re meeting someone you’ve never met before. It would be best to avoid sharing personal details on a dating app until you’ve at least spoken to the person a few times in real life.

Mobile Phones Versus Laptops

The type of device you use for dating matters. If you’re looking for a more streamlined dating app experience then you can try one of the apps we mentioned above. Alternatively, if you want something a little more traditional, you can look for a desktop or laptop version of the app. Not only will this give you a more immersive experience, but you can also use the touch screen to navigate your profile and messages more easily.

When choosing a dating app, make sure that the device you use supports at least Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as well as iOS 8.0 (iPhones) or newer. This way, you’ll ensure that you can use the app on the devices you have at the moment and, if you upgrade in the future, the app will still work for you.