Best Dating Apps with a Twist

Feb 5, 2018

We’ve all heard of Tinder, (there’s no escaping it in modern society) but it is not the only dating app on the market. There are a variety of apps out if you’re looking to meet someone but want a little more than just swiping right and left all day.

Below is a list of the best dating apps with a twist:

Bumble (iOS, Android)

Bumble is an app based around connecting people and creating meaningful relationships that last, rather than quick matches and a string of first dates. In an interesting twist, Bumble turns dating on its head with a dating app where the women have to make the first move and the men then have 24 hours to respond. In the spirt of creating meaningful relationships the app goes beyond the dating game, offering users the chance to connect with people purely as friends, perfect for those moving to a new city and looking to meet new people.

Coffee Meets Bagel (iOS, Android)

Coffee Meets Bagel does away with the endless swiping left and right and instead does all of the hard work for you. Once you’ve set up your profile, the app will use your information to find ideal matches for you. Once a day males will receive bagels, bagels being people who you have been matched with based on your profile information. Female users will then only receive bagels (matches) for those males who have already expressed an interest. From here females can ignore their bagels or respond, setting up a private chatroom, valid for eight days. You can also earn or buy if you choose beans, opening up an array of extra features.

Coffee Meets Bagel: How It All Began…

Coffee Meets Bagel was founded by three sisters who wanted to create a fun, safe, quality dating experience for people looking for meaningful connections. No mindless swiping, no guessing games. Receive curated matches based on your preferences.

Tastebuds (iOS)

Tastebuds is a dating app tailored towards music lovers, allowing you to chat and form relationships with people who have the same music taste as you. You can easily scan the music on your phone to see who else using the app has the same taste in music or manually input your favourite bands and songs. Tastebuds goes beyond just being a dating app and also offers users the chance to make new friends and even find concert buddies.

Happen (iOS, Android)

Happen takes an interesting approach to the world of online dating by introducing a little bit of your real life. Happen allows you to see all of the people who you have crossed paths with who are also using the app. Ever walked past someone on the street, wanting to approach them but feel too nervous? Happen provides an easy, embarrassment-free way of introducing yourself. You can even see how often you have crossed paths with people, you might even find you frequent the same bar.  There are two ways to get the conversation going, you can brave it by sending a Hi! or send a secret like that they will only see if they have also liked you.

Hinge (iOS, Android)

Hinge is a dating app that caters towards those looking for a serious relationship or don’t want to play games. When setting up your account you are asked to complete what fills like a full personality rest, this helps to deter people just looking for a quick fling but also means you’re much more likely to be matched with people you actually have something in common with. Once you’re set up you will receive a limited number of likes a day that you can then use to like certain part of people’s profiles, leading to matches. The limited number of likes means that people really have to think before using them, rather than liking everyone profile you find hoping for a match. Hinge has created a community of people that are serious about dating and don’t want to waste time.

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Sam Eskenazi

Sam is a YouTuber, Streamer & Games Journalist. He loves to cook and listen to the sound of his own voice, ideally at the same time.

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