You then have 24 hours to decide whether you want to “like” or “pass” on your bagel.
If you like your bagel and they have also liked you, you’ll connect, meaning that you’ll be able to message one another in a private chat.
Sadly, you also will only be able to see the five most recent visitors to your profile unless you pay for an upgrade and — worst of all — anyone can message you. Download now from: i Tunes Google Play Coffee Meets Bagel is another dating app that piggybacks on Facebook.
Once you’ve set up your profile and input your preferences, it will send you one “bagel” a day, which is essentially the profile of a potential match.
While there are a fair few people on Tinder who use it strictly to collect swipes, many people are actually inclined to meet up in real life, which is not always the case with dating apps.
Tinder is possibly the most popular dating app too (hitting almost 50 million usersback in late 2014), meaning the likelihood of matching with someone you’re interested in who doesn’t live super far away is greater than with apps that have fewer users.
As successful as it is forming long-distance relationships and successful marriages, Tinder has long been accused of changing dating into some form of hookup game.
But it’s the king of the dating hill for a reason and the first port-of-call for many daters.
You can also earn “beans” that allow for extra app functions, either by purchasing them outright, recommending the app to your friends, or logging in on consecutive days.
Ok Cupid has as many downsides as Tinder, and fewer positive ones, with the exception of learning a lot more about your potential dating partners.
The interface is extremely clunky and the photos are a little small.
Download now from: i Tunes Google Play Ok Cupid is one of the few dating apps that doesn’t require Facebook to sign up.
You create a username and fill out a very long profile, which you can link to your Instagram account if you choose (which is, admittedly, almost Facebook).