As a preface for a dating article I’ve been working on (coming soon to Zany Lady!), I’m starting the dating conversation off with the best dating apps of 2018, according to my research. Now, I personally have not used any dating apps, but according to my ~very~ reliable sources, here are some of the best.
- Coffee Meets Bagel
This app is perfect for those of you looking for a serious relationship. Founded by the Kang sisters on Shark Tank, their idea was for ladies to have the power to choose.
“Each day at noon, guys will receive up to 21 quality matches – known as “Bagels”. They are given the option to either LIKE or PASS”, explained on the CMB website. “Then, Coffee Meets Bagel will curate the best potential matches for women among the men who expressed interest. Women will choose who gets to talk to them among quality men who already liked them. That’s right. No more guessing games!”
Something that seems interesting about this app, is that the algorithm sorts through your Facebook and Instagram (if you allow them to) to curate matches with people who you would have similar interests or friends with. Sounds intriguing.
I know, you probably just rolled your eyes because Tinder is a bit overused at this point, but Tinder was one of the OG dating apps, and is not going anywhere anytime soon. With the option to swipe through people who fit into your description of what you’re looking for, many people find Tinder as a “comfort app”, considering they’ve been using this app the longest. If you’re looking to swipe through tons of eligible bachelor or bachelorettes in hope for a match, Tinder is your go-to.
Hinge’s mission is to “humanize modern dating by connecting singles through friends.” Hinge is all about meeting through mutual friends, something that is popular among millennials, according to my survey results. So if you’re looking to meet new people who have similar taste in friends, Hinge is your ticket.
Bumble is another crowd favorite regarding dating apps. Bumble states they were “first founded to challenge the antiquated rules of dating. Now, Bumble empowers users to connect with confidence whether dating, networking, or meeting friends online. We’ve made it not only necessary but acceptable for women to make the first move, shaking up outdated gender norms. We prioritize kindness and respect, providing a safe online community for users to build new relationships.”
Sounds great, right?
If you hate getting messages from random guys, Bumble is the way to go.