When it comes to dating, life becomes really hard for a man. All thanks to the f****d up sex ratio of our country. Getting matches on a dating app isn’t easy if you don’t have the looks of Ryan Gosling and humour of Chandler Bing. On apps like Tinder, where girls get 30 matches in one day, guys get one measly match in 30 days.
If you too are swiping right and right and still not able to find a match, worry no more. Other dating apps have come in picture and some of them are as good as Tinder, if not more.
Bumble has been in India for a while but officially it was launched recently by Priyanka Chopra. This is the app which has better UI than Tinder and somehow, pictures on it look even better. Bumble works on the same principle as Tinder: swipe and match. However, here you can enter more than just your bio and pictures.
Bumble lets you enter your height, your drinking and smoking habits, whether you have pets, whether you have/want kids, what are you here for (something casual/relationship/marriage), your zodiac sign, and even your political leaning. All these things apart from your bio.
In addition, it lets you answer questions like two truths and a lie, recent act of kindness, and many more. And if you are bad at breaking the ice, worry not. Here girls have to make the first move. Guys can’t text first. It definitely is a great alternative for Tinder.
This one broke the swiping barrier and launched a whole new concept – anyone can message anyone. And if you’re bad at even messaging, then you can just like the other person’s picture and they will get a notification.
Hinge has found a decentish way to check the authenticity of the profile. On Hinge, you can’t get away by just uploading one or two pictures. You will have to upload six pictures, no more and no less. Like Bumble, Hinge also gives you an option to put three questions in your profile. Putting questions and answers make it easy for the other person to break the ice.
3. Truly Madly
It doesn’t have a very pretty UI, but it does the trick. This one is again for people who are not a big fan of bios. Truly Madly gave no space to bios but put the latest fad, hashtags, to describe yourself. You can use up to five hashtags to define yourself, or your hobbies, or what are you looking for.
The chat room of this app has some bugs in the latest version where if you type a long message, sometimes only half of it gets delivered. So this is a perfect app for the people who use “chatroom here sucks, let’s move to Instagram” line.
This app is also good when it comes to privacy, as your name won’t be displayed to anyone until you get matched with the person. And, for an ice-breaker after getting a match, Truly Madly has games where you answer certain questions and can check what the other person answered to see how compatible you are. This app also gives you an option to mention your favourite music, movies, books, food, and games. Again, becomes a good ice-breaker.
If you’re lazy and love your bed too much, this isn’t the app for you. Happen shows you people only in the area where you are or where you have been. If you cross a person and you both have Happen installed, it will show your profile in each other’s phone.
Happen comes quite handy if you’re too shy to pick girls in a pub. When you see a girl in a club you like, you can just take out your phone, if she is on Happen then it will show her profile. If you both press like, then bam, it’s a match made on Happen! You can go to her and talk or if being an introvert is your thing, then just chat over the app until you’re comfortable enough to buy her drinks.
If you are looking for something casual, then this isn’t the app for you. As the name suggests, it is made for the prospect of finding a long-term partner. Also, the app isn’t free https://datingranking.net/tr/flirtymature-inceleme/ and after a short trial, you need to shed some good money in order to like profiles. If you have decided to join it, make sure you have plenty of time when you sit to make a profile.
You will have to answer quite a few questions, actually, 5-page long questionnaire. And it gets checked and verified by their team. Only after the verification, you can join the app. But all this seems worth it when you don’t see fake profiles on the app. Because of such lengthy joining process and the joining fee, only people who are genuinely looking for something serious make their profile here.
I hope you made it till here without downloading all or a few of the mentioned apps. Desperation has no place in the dating world!