20 Feb 2015

Tired of Tinder? Here are Other Cooler Dating Apps

No doubt about it: Tinder is the most popular hook up app in the land. Along with rest of the familiar ones like Grindr, Match.com and OKCupid, like you we’ve grown weary of these apps.

Don’t get us wrong. Tinder does have its strong points but curiosity got the best of us, we wanted to explore greater waters by diving into other dating apps.

So if you’re tired of Tinder, we’ve done all the dirty work and sorted out the best dating apps out there that don’t box you in five of your least incriminating photos.

Hinge

Hinge

Hinge isn’t coy about proclaiming to be “anti-Tinder”. It separates itself by focusing on users meeting friends of friends using one’s Facebook network.

You know how you always see that cute eyeglasses-wearing brunette your brother is friends with? This is exactly what Hinge is made for. If you don’t have enough balls to approach her the first time, you can “like” her there and see if she “likes” you back, you can begin to chat.

Plus points for making it easy for users to have an instant topic to talk about: Common friends.

Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish

With over 90 million users (and counting), it seems that the name of the app is an understatement to itself. POF is popular for plenty of reasons — it’s easy to use, very simple to navigate and it allows you to describe yourself in actual words, not just photos.

Extra points for the app for being absolutely free though with the amount of users, you can expect a handful of sexually frustrated trolls on a mission.

3nder

3nder

We do understand that not all people are looking for love when using dating apps. In fact, if you’re one who just wants to have fun, then 3nder is the best app for you.

See, good things come in three’s — Long weekends, BLT’s, the Hanson brothers. Heck even the primary colors. Thanks to 3nder, you can now fulfill your ménage a trois fantasies by swiping up and down until you find your matches.

It helps to have a cohesive list of desires, from American Psycho to 50 Shades of Grey. If you want to be on full blown stealth mode, all you need to do is to pay $1.99 and you can instantly hide from your Facebook family and friends.

TrueView

TrueView

If you want to go pass the About Me page and actually spend time with someone you have common interests with, then the award-winning app TrueView is for you.

It uses a real time Microblogging platform that allows you to find a match depending on what you’re currently doing and where you’re doing it. Whether you plan on going fishing, boxing or collect shells by the beach, trust TrueView to help you find a possible match and partner in crime.

Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel

It’s become common for Tinder users to gather as many tomatoes as they can and pick out which ones they want for the day, if you get our drift. Au contraire, Coffee Meets Bagel is an app that helps users focus on one possible match a day.

Information is gathered through Facebook and by noon, the app presents you a possible “bagel” to match your coffee. You can either eat it (figuratively) or pass on it and wait for a new bagel tomorrow. When you choose to pass, you can take note of the reasons why you did so the app gets a better picture of what you want.

Your dating chances are definitely not doomed if you drop Tinder. Just give these other five dating apps a try and you might finally get lucky.