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How To Choose The Best Dating App?

Updated: Mar 7

After thinking about it for a while, you have finally decided to put yourself out there and meet new people. And you are determined to do this is through a dating app. But you may be wondering now which dating app you should sign up for. There are so many to choose from that it can be hard to make a decision. In the end, you want to pick the best one.


To find the best dating app, we first need to establish what is best for you. And in order to do this, we need to go through a few questions you may want to ask yourself.


Let’s begin by establishing what you are looking for. A relationship? Something casual? New friends? Once you have figured that out, you may want to steer in the direction of the dating apps known for targeting users with identical goals as yours.


For instance, let’s say you would like to meet somebody for a long-term stable relationship. You may have a better chance of connecting with someone with a similar goal on a dating app that aims to promote committed relationships. On the other hand, dating apps intended for casual relationships might be your best choice if you are looking to meet somebody for a fling.


How can you tell them apart? Committed relationship-oriented dating apps will generally involve filling in as many details about yourself (e.g., self-summaries, stating your values, sharing your interests, etc.) on your profile. In some cases, you may even be required to answer a series of questions to estimate the compatibility between you and potential matches.


Dating apps meant for casual relationships generally place more emphasis on your profile pictures and very little attention to your interests and values.


Keep in mind that dating apps are not limited to these two categories. Some of the most popular dating apps fall somewhere in between.


Nowadays, most dating apps are accommodating their services to meet the demand of all kinds of users, so if perhaps you are looking to make new friends or you do not know what you want, you will not have a reason to feel left out.


The next thing you may want to consider in a dating app is the available features. Though most dating apps are similar in many ways, their main distinction lies in the uniqueness of their features.


For instance, some apps will allow you to send an opening message to a user you are interested in instead of simply swiping right. Some other apps may provide fun questions that you can incorporate into your profile, and a few others may offer you additional filters to narrow your options even further.


If you do not want to be spending time on your phone going through countless profiles, then perhaps an app in which other users can reach out to you first would be your best bet. Or, if you are afraid you may feel overwhelmed by all the swiping, you could opt for a dating app that offers a different matching format.


There is a lot to choose from, so it is a matter of personal preference.


Keep in mind that dating apps will often offer additional features by upgrading your regular account into a premium one. This comes at the expense of a subscription fee. For-which leads me to my last point, should you pay for a dating app? The short answer is: it depends.


Throwing in your money on an app without knowing what you are paying for might be a rushed decision that could lead to high expectations and unsatisfactory results. If you are new to the field, it would be best you first familiarize yourself with the functionality of dating apps. Most dating apps possess a similar user interface, so it should not take you long before you get the hang of it. Once you have, then you could consider the possibility of upgrading to premium.


Premium features typically include revealing users who liked your profile and removing restrictions on the number of users you can reach out to.


Going premium does not guarantee you will find what you are looking for. But it just might affect your probability of finding it.


Upgrading to premium is only worth it if the additional perks align with your wants and needs. So be sure to go through the details before upgrading to a premium plan.


If you are still undecided by now, you could consider asking a friend or reading some reviews online. Or, you could try some of them out and see for yourself. Regardless of what you choose, I wish you good luck in your search, and may you find what you are looking for.


Thank you for taking the time to read this.