Meeting people online and finding a connection with a complete stranger can be a scary proposition to some, but nowadays people have become more open to the idea of finding a perfect match online. As social networking grows helped by the booming and advancing technology, online dating too is gaining popularity. While some may not be lucky enough, many have found their soulmates and perfect life partners online. Here are some of the popular online dating options where those looking to find their ideal date can register themselves and find themselves a perfect match for a happily ever after.
Tinder - One of those very few apps Tinder has become quite popular among those interested in looking for dates online. In order to sign up for a Tinder account, the user will have to have a Facebook account and once Facebook verifies the user account, one can go ahead with choosing preferences and settings to look for prospective dates.
Tinder shows the name, age picture and a brief description of its users and one can choose the desired profile by swiping right. The dating can be personalised according to one’s preferred settings. Although Tinder is a free service extra options like not disclosing your location or the option to ‘Unmatch’ is available on Tinder Plus which is a paid service.
Woo - Another dating application, which is wooing prospective daters if one could call them so is quite popular among those looking to date more seriously. To like a profile, users need to swipe down and to reject an upward swipe is needed. Higher credibility is added if a user verifies through LinkedIn. Woo does not offer free services and charges a minimal fee after a free access of first 30 days.
Coffee Meets Bagel - This dating application syncs your preferences with the users Facebook friend list. The application offers a free service. Only catch using this application is that it allows only one match in a day during which a user can either like the matched profile or pass it up.
OkCupid - Prospective daters can find their match based on their interests and hobbies. Apart from asking about the user’s sexual orientation the application also seeks to know about drinking and smoking habits and matches the profiles based on the location of the user. OkCupid’s basic services are free of charges. However, it also has a paid version which allows more search filters and advanced access.