It was actually mind-boggling how many of the different apps I downloaded had a design similar to Tinder’s, complete with swipe right/swipe left directions.In fact, even the classic apps often had an option to do this kind of matching with others!However, many online daters have some issues with Tinder’s approach to romance.The focus that Tinder places on appearances has meant that the app has gained a reputation for being a “hook-up” app.I spent some time this week doing some research (sadly, none of which ended in a date) on the best free alternatives to Tinder currently on the market – the classics, the copy-cats, the creative, and the crazy – because at some point, we’re all going to run out of right swipes and need another app to turn to!When it comes to online dating, there is a lot of comfort and success in choosing apps that are already popular (unsurprisingly, dating apps without a lot of users tend to not work very well).Since its 2012 launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating.Its simplicity has been part of what makes it so attractive to its users – using geolocation, the app shows users profiles of their preferred gender and age-range within a set geographical area.
These new features are intriguing (and I’ve definitely found myself wishing for a chance to take back an accidental left swipe!
Badoo has places for users to list their interests and demographic information, as well as a space on their profile dedicated to awards that can be won by being active on the app.
As well, you can access people’s profiles without matching with them, and leave a “like” on the profiles that spark your interest.
), but with a sticker price of .99 a month, Tinder Plus is definitely outside the budget of most of its users.
Even for devoted Tinder users, this update has been a bit of a disillusionment and many are now looking for an app to take its place.