It’s hard to say whether apps have complicated or simplified the confusing world of dating, love and sexy-time. On the one hand, the hand used for swiping, your next date is just a tap away, and an endless stream of potential matches smile up at you, their profiles laid bare and literally at your fingertips. On the flipside of things, the huge amount of possible lovers for you to flick through on these top dating apps means there’s an inordinate amount of choice; sometimes it’s hard to tell who you’re saying yes or no to, other times it’s just simply hard to commit to one choice.
In any case, dating apps are here to stay, and UK singles, young and old, are waiting, thumbs at the ready to swipe yes to the match of their dreams. If you’re looking for your next baby-babe but you’re struggling to make that connection, take a look at the 5 top dating apps UK singles love, and get ready to meet your next golden delicious.
Happn’s tagline is ‘Find the people you’ve crossed paths with’. It shows you who’s nearby and whether you’ve crossed their path. If you get a match you’ll get a ‘crush’ and you can start chatting away. If you see lots of potential suitors on your daily commute who always seem to disappear into the crowd or if there’s a certain barista you’ve always held a candle for, this dating app can help you pursue those desired connections and make things ‘Happn’.
If you like the idea of a more rigorous matching process, Match connects you with people based on a range of qualities and attributes, while also taking into consideration what you want in a partner. The app cleverly learns more about who you are and who to match you with as you use it. Although it’s not free, Match’s ‘smart search’ technology means that you get what you pay for, especially if you’re searching for something more serious than what the free dating apps typically provide.
Tastebuds is an exciting alternative to online dating, and if your record collection is significantly more impressive than your love life, this app’s growing popularity will be music to your ears. Unlike most dating apps that match people based on their age and location, Tastebuds sends people your way on the basis of your music taste- so if you tend to struggle with the typical dating app small talk, the focus on music encourages conversation to flow organically. Even if you’re not looking for love, you can simply use the app to find yourself a gig buddy. Maybe they’ll come to all those experimental jazz concerts with you.
Bumble is a female-focused dating app which gives women the opportunity to make the first move. For heterosexual matches, the lady in question has 24 hours to message their male match, and the match has 24 hours to respond, or the connection disappears. This not only encourages people to take action and get in contact with their matches quickly, it also means that women feel safer and more in control of who they meet online. This results in a refreshingly respectful atmosphere in the occasionally crude and tactless realm of online dating. Could this finally be the end the impromptu torso mirror-pic? Probably not.
The ole reliable. Swipe left for ‘Ew’, swipe right for ‘Ehh- Okay’. Tinder remains the biggest and the best, and for good reason. It has a simple yet user-friendly interface and has more people signed up than any other dating app; there’s plenty more fish in the sea with this one. Tinder is great for efficiently finding people nearby who you instantly connect with. The only thing? It focuses on your photos over information on your personality which means it may be preferable to those looking for ‘short-term’ dating. But it’s all about how you do it, plenty of great relationships can ignite from a few sparks on Tinder, you just have to use it right! This is probably the most popular of the top dating apps.
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