The best dating apps for the year 2018
With our selection of apps, discover a new way to meet people.
Twenty years ago, Match.com launched its first dating site. Since then, the idea of getting to know someone online has gone from incongruous to banal. The number of applications dedicated to the subject has multiplied, and their users now number in millions.
Since dating apps are not limited to Tinder, we’ve chosen to show you 10, to help you choose the one for you.
Tinder is the forerunner of dating apps. In its early days, the app was mostly talked about for its sulphurous side and one-night appointments. Now, it seems that his audience is more inclined to serious relationships.
Here, no questionnaire, no personality test. Everything is played on geolocation and photos. If you are close to another user, that your photo pleases him (and vice versa), then you “match”. You can then chat via chat.
Tinder is a free application (with advertising), available on Android and iOS.
It’s the most used dating site in the world. You can download the application for free but to access the service you must subscribe to a subscription (from € 14.30 per month).
Once you are registered, you need to create a profile, and answer a series of questions. Meetic then goes in search of your ideal partner.
Note that the mobile app has a geolocation feature that allows users to know if other Meetic subscribers are nearby.
The site also organizes events so that its subscribers can meet in their city.
Meetic on Android – Meetic on iOS
Adopte Un Mec
Adopte un Mec is an application made in France. As on Meetic, it is necessary to create a profile but the questions which are put to you are rather shifted.
On Adopte un Mec, it is the women who choose who can contact them. They can answer or not, to the “charms” (sort of Facebook poke) of their suitors.
The concept “online shopping” of the app is rather fun, and access is free for girls but paying for boys.
Adopt a guy on Android – Adopte un Mec on iOS
Have you heard of slow-dating? Once is his standard.
On Once, you only have access to one profile per day and this one is not selected by an algorithm but by a human!
Every day at noon, you receive the notification of a “match”, then you have 24 hours to start the conversation. If the person does not interest you, it will be necessary to wait the next day for another suggestion.
The app is free but includes in-app purchases.
Once on Android – Oz on iOS
Bumble arrived in France in late 2016 and intends to compete well with the application above. The two are very similar, and for good reason … Bumble was created by the co-founder of Tinder.
If the geolocation / photo principle remains the same, only women can initiate a conversation. If after 24 hours there is no “match”, the option disappears.
Like Tinder, Bumble is free.
Bumble on Android – Bumble on iOS
OkCupid is still a bit niche in France. Yet it works on the same concept as Meetic.
Again, you must create your profile and answer many questions about your tastes, preferences …
You can access OKCupid for free but there is also a paid version that allows you to get more information about who sees your profile, to use certain search engine options, to navigate from profile to incognito profile, etc. .
OkCupid on Android – OkCupid on iOS
If you like music, this application will please you! Tastebuds is based on your musical tastes to put you in touch with other users.
You can choose three groups or artists you like and build a profile by answering questions about your favorite music style, your favorite shows, and more.
Registration on Tastebuds is free, but its features (such as email) are paid.
For the moment Tastebuds is only available on iOS.
The slogan of Happn? “Find who you meet”. Indeed, this application allows you to contact people you have met in real life.
You can look at their profile and press the heart logo to indicate that you are interested. That the timid do not worry, this information is revealed only if the two individuals wish this meeting.
The app is free but includes in-app purchases.
Happn on Android – Happn on iOS
While more and more apps are aimed at both gays and lesbians, there are special apps for the entire LGBT community.
Grindr is probably the best known application for men and works via geolocation like Tinder or Bumble.
The app is free but you can buy advanced features if you wish.
Grindr on Android – Grindr on iOS
Like most applications, Hater bases its algorithm on the commonalities of its users. The difference is that here, these common points are matters of discontent.
You hate the song Despacito, Trump and the anchovies? Meet other people who hate Despacito, Trump and anchovies!
For now, Hater is only available on iOS.