(It’s a long story.) Your Dating Apps: Ok Cupid; Plenty Of Fish; Ok Cupid, Plenty Of Fish and Match are the godmothers of online dating.
They’re reliable, unfussy and have a large pool of singles to choose from.
Users sign up via Facebook, provide a short bio and up to six photos and are ready to mingle with all other singles (and sometimes not-so-singles) in their area.
Ok Cupid via Facebook You: You know exactly what type of partner you’re looking for (with requirements including but not limited to height, political affiliations, temperament and whether they’re a Trekkie or a Star Wars fan).Your friends think your list of deal-breakers is too long, but then, they haven’t spent a date with someone who ate off the floor.Users post a date idea (e.g., ), and the app connects you with someone who isn’t afraid to dance the YMCA with you in a room full of strangers.You can also log on and scroll through users’ date ideas to find something you would like to join in on.With so many dating apps hitting the market seemingly every day, sometimes it feels like singles need an app just to match them with the right dating app.
In the absence of an algorithm that can dig as deep as your therapist (but what do you want, hmmm?
Your Dating App: Coffee Meets Bagel Dubbing itself the dating app for real relationships, Coffee Meets Bagel picks your matches from your Facebook friends of friends.
Every day at noon, the app sends you your match of the day (or “Bagel”) and you have 24 hours to either like or pass.
On mobile, Ok Cupid (Android, i OS) lets you set up a profile, rate profiles of other users, take quizzes and chat.
With more than 70 million members, Plenty Of Fish (Android, i OS) not only lives up to its name but is also the most popular matchmaker in the world.
Quit fearing another lonely Valentine's Day, fire up the app that speaks to your wants and go get 'em.