Canadian Living Relationships 7 best mobile apps for dating Jul 23, By: Linda Cotrina Share With the growing trend of love blending with technology, there are a variety of online dating sites with mobile apps that are helping connect more people. Here are seven top dating apps for you to consider.
OkCupid free for both iPhone and Android devices This popular online dating site also has a location-based mobile app that allows you to take your experience on the go. Users can sign in via Facebook or directly through the app to find local singles. The app allows you to watch the activity stream for potential matches, "favourite" a profile and rate your potential matches through the Quick Match feature. With over five million registered users since , you never know whom you might find.
Match available on iPhone , Android and Blackberry devices Match. People can sign up through Match. The app allows members to view profiles, upload up to 24 images, add users to their "Favourites" and rate their "Daily Matches.
Pick one that suits you best. Its claim to fame? Over one million people who used eHarmony went on to find lifelong partnerships. Users can sign up via the app, complete a relationship questionnaire, upload photos from their mobile phones or from Facebook, and receive daily matches—all free of charge. Paid subscribers get access to email and can also see who has viewed their profiles. It's the perfect app for those of all ages who are looking for long-term commitments. Badoo free for both iPhone and Android devices With a community of more than million users, Badoo is perfect for those looking to socialize and meet new people.
The free basic service allows users to chat with and message other members, and upload photos and videos. Members can sign in with a Badoo or Facebook account via the mobile app or website to connect with locals who share common interests.
The app also features a fun game called Encounters, which allows users to view potential matches and then tap "yes" or "no" to indicate whether or not they would like to meet.
If you're not looking to date, Badoo is also a great app for social networking and friendship. Plenty of Fish free for both iPhone and Android devices Plenty of Fish POF allows users to find potential dates and perhaps even their soul mates for free! It does have paid services as well, but users don't really need to upgrade; most of the best features such as Meet Me, which allows members to flirt with locals in their areas, are free of charge.
This app allows users to search for singles using filters such as education, height, religious affiliations and body type. Another cool feature is Date Night , which tells other singles in your area that you're available for a date. Zoosk free for both iPhone and Android devices Zoosk is one of the top mobile dating apps for iPhone users and is one of the Top 10 grossing social networking apps in the iTunes store. This app is available for free and also has a paid subscription option that allows you to access more features.
Tinder free for both iPhone and Android devices Tinder has quickly become the go-to dating app for young adults. And the best part? The app is completely free and works on the premise of anonymity. Users, who need a Facebook account to create a profile, can upload up to six profile photos and scroll through recommended matches from your area. If you don't like what you see, you can anonymously "like" or "pass" on the person. But it isn't just for the younger demographic: Tinder reports that 31 percent of its users are aged between 25 and 34, making it a great app for anyone looking to casually date or form potentially long-term relationships.
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