Tinder has been the daddy of online dating apps for some time.
With millions of matches made each month, it’s still an essential app if you want to meet potential partners via your smartphone.
But it’s not the only app for expanding your romantic options.
Download the following three Tinder alternatives and your dating life will explode in action.
1. Coffee Meets Bagel
This app has a fantastic feature called Photo Lab, which lets you complete A/B testing on your pictures.
Just choose two photos and send them to other users to compare. You get the results back in 48 hours.
Work with this feature to find out your best four or five photos in order of attractiveness, then use this knowledge to your advantage on every smartphone app you have.
The biggest issue with most online dating apps is that women are inundated with messages. Most of them are boring and unoriginal or vulgar and rude.
Meanwhile, most men are frustrated at their poor response rates, even when they pen the perfect opener.
Bumble cuts these annoyances for both sexes because it forces women to have to make the first move. They have to message their matches within 24 hours, or they’ll be automatically unmatched. Men then have 24 hours to write back
The result? Bumble users are therefore more active and more serious about meeting up. Get on it.
Snapchat is the most popular social media platform among young adults right now – and it’s the simplest way to show a potential partner how awesome you are.
Exchange Snapchat addresses with all your Tinder matches. Add it to all of your social media profiles. It’s the best way of getting to know someone before you meet them. Profile pictures can only convey so much of your personality.
Snapchat also lets you see which users are viewing your snaps, so it’s easy to get an idea of who is interested in being more than social media associates.
It’s much easier to send them a funny, interesting message through this app too.
BONUS: Make the most of Tinder with our cheat sheet
This document includes five clever Tinder hacks that make it effortless to meet sexy new singles.
Joe Elvin is a dating/relationships blogger based in London. His book 'The Thrill Of The Chase', which explains how to truly thrive in singledom, was published in 2017. Download the first chapter for free at eepurl.com/c-cmGP.