The tool basically works by swiping yes or no based on each user’s picture. Bumble: to meet the nice guy Bumble’s USP is that it challenges female users to make the first move, basically eliminating the bro-culture of other dating platforms.
In traditional apps, when women match with guys, the unspoken rule is that they hesitate to initiate a conversation for fear of seeming weird or desperate. Its founder Whitney Wolfe told us that her feminist matchmaking tool is designed to reset the “heteronormative rules in our current landscape”, giving women the power to message their matches without stigma. Someone who’s on board with the idea of evening out the romantic playing field. Coffee Meets Bagel: to meet 'The One' It’s been described as “the anti-Tinder” - and with good reason too. Happn: to meet the girl at your local coffee shop Got your eye on your local barista? The French app plays on natural serendipity by flagging mutual interests in real time.
Coffee Meets Bagel’s radical focus is on the quality of matches it offers, rather than an endless sea of faces you find yourself vacantly swiping through elsewhere. It works as simply as this: every time you cross paths with someone in real life, their profile shows up on your timeline.
Every day, you’ll be offered just one single ‘holy grail’ match based on information you’ve already inputted on your tastes, preferences and hobbies. It captures other users within a 250m radius of your own smartphone, giving you a cross section of Londoners around you - and potentially your coffee house crush.
There’s also a journey planner featuring easy, moderate and fast routes to satisfy all cycling tribes.
Free Here’s an app that will have booze hounds raising their glasses.
Today January 3 is also set to be the UK’s busiest ever day for online dating, according to Match.com, with dating app users scrolling through an average of 43 profiles and message 22 people on their first day back in the office.
If one of your resolutions is to fall in love this year, statistics say you’ll have a better chance by getting yourself online with the rest of the capital’s young, social and connected singles - as an estimated one in five relationships are now forged on dating apps.
Which apps are for romance and which are for casual fun?
Cara Delevingne, Ruby Rose and Elijah Wood are all reported to be members of Raya, the world’s most exclusive dating app.
Getting on there, however, is harder than finding a great date. Tastebuds: to meet a fellow hipster What if there was a dating app that provided potential matches based on musical listening preferences?
Night Capp is a map that pinpoints more than 1,500 London watering holes that stay open past 11.30pm.
It also shows users when a bar is about to close by highlighting it in orange. Free Promising to introduce women to ‘a lesbian that hasn’t slept with any of your friends’, this revamped dating app includes queer-themed news and blogs, upcoming event notices and an improved algorithm-matching system.