Bumble: It’s never been easy to find a partner, and challenges from COVID-19 have made dating even more complicated.
Luckily, even if you’re not getting out as much as you used to,
online dating sites and mobile dating apps can help you make connections that lead to a long-term relationship (or even a fun fling!). Yes, the internet is a wonderful thing.
But where to start? There are lots of good dating websites and apps, whether you’re looking to meet new people, try casual dating, find others with similar interests or finally find your ideal match for a long-term relationship.
I took into consideration everything from each online dating service’s dating pool to whether it provides daily matches to whether it’s a free dating app or a paid service. A new person that fits your exact dating profile is sure to be out there!
Here’s an overview of the best dating sites on the market. My recommendations are based primarily on my own experiences in the online dating platform arena as a woman, with some word-of-mouth impressions from friends thrown in for good measure.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for these top dating sites or apps, start chatting and maximize your chances of meeting your perfect match. We’ll update this list periodically.
Bumble is basically Tinder for women… and on a timer. Bumble is a free dating app that requires women to message first. If the guy doesn’t message back within 24 hours, he loses the potential dates. Because that’s the one thing my love life was really missing: Arbitrary time limits.
The timer is designed to encourage contact and some people really do appreciate that feature. But if you’re someone who procrastinates, Bumble may not be for you.
Because women must message first, Bumble tends to weed out the more insecure males from the dating pool. However, the rate of overly confident men tends to be higher than I’ve seen on other apps.
Bumble also has a BFF feature to help you meet new people, but that’s really not our focus, so I’ll save it for another time.