Top 7 Award Winning Dating Apps in 2018

It’s 2018! And the world is hooking up left and right! Dating apps are the talk of the town and have revolutionized modern dating forever. There is no end to dating apps today, and sometimes it can get pretty confusing which one suits you best. So here is a list of dating apps to help you find the love of your life, a casual relationship or a friend to hang out with over the weekend.

Top 7 Award Winning Dating Apps in 2018

CROWN

Crown

   Many of you might not have heard of this one. This application turns online dating into an actual game. According to the makers, the main problem this application looks to solve is the cognitive overload of online dating. That basically means being spoilt for choice.

In conversation with wired.com, Dr. Helen Fisher explains “There is a natural human predisposition to keep looking—to find something better. And with so many alternatives and opportunities for better mates in the online world, it’s easy to get into an addictive mode”.

Crown solves this problem with a game of sorting and elimination. Instead of providing an endless stream of options, Crown provides you with 16 profiles every noon. All these profiles come to your screen in pairs and you have to choose one of them, while the other profile gets eliminated. This process continues till you reach the final four profiles and get to ‘crown’ one of them the king or queen of your heart. These winners are then given an option to chat with you or pass the opportunity. The application focuses on quality over quantity and is released in LA only.

Coffee Meets Bagel 

Coffee Meets Bagel 

The USP of this application is that they give preference to quality over quantity. The application is said to be the one that women say they “enjoy” using. This is because the application provides much lesser profile matches (sometimes even one in a day) but these matches are thoroughly filtered to match your given preferences. Things work very differently in this application as people review the profiles in detail rather than making a decision just based on the other person’s profile picture. Both parties are able to start a conversation only once both of them have liked each other’s’ profiles. So are you ready to make your coffee meet a bagel?

Tinder  

Tinder   

If you don’t know this name I would say you were born yesterday. Launched in 2012 and registering 2 billion “swipes” a day, tinder has been in the online dating scene for quite some time now.  Many of you might have already used it, and why not? 

The speedy profile set-ups and easy to use left and right swipe interface has revolutionized dating. The application lets you set up your profile using your Facebook account and gives you an option of linking your Instagram handle with it. Users can choose to share their music preferences by integrating Spotify as well. It also lets you set the proximity and age groups of the profiles suggested to you. It’s the biggest dating app in the market and it’s awaiting your right swipe.

OK CUPID

OK CUPID

This US-based application was originally started in 2004 and currently has about 1 million active members. The application has a slower set up than its counterparts and uses the results of 25 question long questionnaire to build the user profile and match it with other users.  There is a lot of emphases placed on member interaction. In some respects, it is somewhat like a social networking site and there are plenty of interesting features that will encourage you to spend some time on the application.

The application provides you with auto-generated matches but also lets the user manually search for other users that match particular criteria, which may be the answers to the question that they have given, or their age range or the type of relationship they are looking for.

There are different tests on varied topics that can be taken by a user, the results of which reflect on his or her profile and give other users a bit more information about them. The application also provides an active forum where people discuss topics related to dating and relationships.

Happn: ‘Find the People you have Crossed Path With’

Happn: ‘Find the People you have Crossed Path With’

 This is one of the newest dating apps on the scene.  As the tagline suggests, the application not only suggests users in the proximity but also match you with users, you might have crossed paths with. So, next time you cross path with an attractive person but are too shy to ask them out, this application is your wingman.

Similar to tinder, the application profile can also be directly set – up using your Facebook and Instagram profiles.  Judging by the user reviews this application seems to be more popular among youngsters and has better usage for casual dating than a serious relationship. It also lets you ‘like’ a person secretly which means that they won’t know you are interested in them until they ‘like’ you first.

This French dating app breaks away from the concept of other dating applications of matching based on algorithms and similar interests rather focusing on the geotagging system. This brings back the possibility of chance encounters – a dating trait that has its roots in the pre-internet age.

Hater

Hater

Not the name you might be expecting to read in a list of dating applications, but this app facilitates dating with a twist. Instead of matching its users in a cliché manner based on the things they like and preferences, it bases the matches on the things you dislike or absolutely ‘hate’.

You get to swipe in four different directions to tell whether you love, hate, like or dislike another person, activity or concept. There is an endless list of available topics and the app keeps adding user-generated ones as well.  It also provides a feature that helps you start a conversation with your matches with a creative ice – breaking message so that you don’t have to awkwardly send a “hey! Whatsup”.

The makers believe that this concept would be a fresh change to the monotonous swiping on the dating apps. So maybe next time when you want to express your negative opinion about “Donald Trump” or increasing inflation in the country, put it to good use and Hater may find you a date using the same.

Bumble

Bumble

No. they aren’t mocking your 7th-grade proposal which I’m sure was ‘bumbling’ at its best. Bumble here is an app which tries to focus on something more than just dating. It’s not just an app it’s a movement. It encourages integrity, kindness, equality, confidence, and respect during all stages of any relationship — whether online or offline. This motto of theirs is fulfilled right from its basic working, when members of the opposite sex match on Bumble, women are required to make the first move. Well, we are sure all the bumbling boys there just got their favorite app on the list. Thus we see that bumble is working to lift the stigma of online dating by employing unprecedented standards for respectful behavior. So what are you waiting for getting bumbling. 

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