Now that Tinder is charging for its services, it might be time to turn to one of the many other dating apps available.
Since its 2012 launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating.
Far from cringeworthy speed dating events of the past, there are now fun, quirky and time effective ways to meet like-minded people.
We’ve rounded up the new ways you can meet your soulmate the good old fashioned way. From rude words only Dirty Scrabble to truth or dare Jenga, Drink Shop Do offers a range of game-based singles nights for those out to meet their creative match.
The Android and i Phone app both have rave reviews for ease of use and functionality. The site is still an effective tool for someone looking for a match, and can be perfect for the older crowd wanting to keep away from contact by the more than eager young ‘uns.
Speaking of POF, the site can be great for finding a match, as it employs an effective matching algorithm and a team of data scientists constantly updating their algorithms (even attempting to stop anyone over the age of 30 from contacting 18 to 21-year-olds). There seems, from the many testaments on Reddit and other social sites, to be many people on there in search of, uh, more than just a match. You can download the Android POF and i Phone app at any time.
When it comes to finding a dating app for those who are single and ready to mingle, there are plenty of fish—we mean dating apps—in the sea.
It is, however, a challenge to find the right app if one is going for quality rather than quantity.
Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users – using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.
Profiles consist only of a first name, an age, a 500-character description, and up to six photos.
This helps keep your public identity somewhat disguised.
When you find someone you like, you can inform them of your other profile so they can get a complete idea/look at who you are.
For starters, it claims to be "anti-Tinder" and is quite selective.