5 Best Dating Apps in 2018

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.

  1. 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 themThat’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.

    2. Tinder

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.

   3. Hinge

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.

     4. Bumble 

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 We’ve made it not only necessary but acceptable for women to make the first move, shaking up outdated gender norms.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.

     5. Happn
Founded in 2015, Happn is all about finding the people you cross paths with. If you cross paths with someone who also has the app, their profile will appear on your feed in real time, allowing you to reach out if you desire.
According to Happn, you can check out any person’s profile that you have come in contact with, seeing the exact time you crossed paths with them, and how far away they are. If you like them, you can “heart” them, and they will only find out if they “heart” you, too. If you really want them to notice you, “charm” them with a sent notification.
If you’re into that whole, I-saw-a-cute-guy-at-a-coffee-shop-and-I-think-hes-my-future-husband, then this app will be perfect for you.
Know a good dating app that I didn’t post? Send me an email or insta DM!


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