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Surely, some of us remember the times when it was embarrassing to admit you’re using a dating app. It’s become so much easier these days with smartphones at hand! Nobody can prevent you from looking through the available dating candidates when you’re having a spare moment. Wanna know what’s new in the world of dating apps for students? Tune in!
Bumble is deemed a feminist dating app for a reason! In heterosexual matches, only women can start chatting up with their male matches. In same-sex matches, either party is permitted to start a chat first. The app employs the same swipe principle, but there’s one condition. A woman must message her match within 24 hours, or it disappears. If you’re not in the mood for love, Bumble has another cool feature - BFF mode, meant for matching up with new potential friends, not romantic interests.
Coffee Meets Bagel is a hit among women who support 60/40 relationship rule. The application allows creating a more detailed profile, then users are sent one “bagel” a day. The bagel is a potential match’s profile, also there’s up to 30 “maybe” profiles a day to look through. In case there’s mutual sympathy, users are connected and have 8 days to message each other. In case of writing an ice-breaker, the app will send one to your potential match.
Toffee is a brand-new dating app geared for privately educated students. After downloading the app, users have to choose their private school (the options will show up), and declare "that the information provided is true and correct." And this is no joke! If you lie, you’re getting kicked out, because there’s going to be a background check across all your social media. The idea behind the app is that people with similar educational background are more likely to be drawn to each other.
Happn is good for those who want to meet a potential match in the neighborhood. The application shows user profiles and tells you the last place/time you were near to your potential match. The app matches you only with the people you’ve crossed paths with in real life. This surely eliminates the risk of being scammed by a nice-looking bot. As soon as there’s interest between you and your potential match, you can start chatting. Happn takes care of your safety: it never displays your location to other users despite using GPS.
Hater is an app that matches you with people who hate the same things you do. Users can swipe in 4 directions to indicate if they like/dislike/love/hate specific things, activities or people. Similar to other dating apps, users can message each other once they’ve had a mutual match. What makes Hater stand out is that it doesn’t show a potential match’s education or job.
Her is an app for the LGBTQ community, mainly targeted at women. The app is designed for people identifying as lesbian, queer or bisexual. Apart from the dating functionality, there’s also a possibility to find local events, read, and share content. The app has a Questions feature which allows asking users anything LGBTQ-related.
Okcupid/match.com are the two sites used at the dawn of online dating, when people didn’t know what swiping was. OkCupid/match.com provides users with a possibility to fill out a detailed profile. Users can even select from over 10 gender identities to giving other romantic prospects a good look into their personality. Still, all of this is not for free - the subscription costs $21 for 6 months. OkCupid allows anyone send messages to you.
Hopefully, this selection is useful. Go ahead and try these dating apps to see which one is better!
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