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Best Dating Apps and Friend Finder Applications

Best Dating Apps and Friend Finder Applications

Are you searching for your perfect match? Have you already tried using free online dating sites? And what about dating apps? Your smartphone is more than just a portable communication tool. There is an impressive choice of free online dating apps that you can install on your gadget and start searching for your perfect match.

If several years ago Internet dating meant that you need to stay next to your desktop to chat with singles, then in the present-day time you can chat with ladies from overseas right from your smartphone. Today it’s not an issue to find a dating app for any purpose. The online world has turned in the communication playground that lets you search for matches, start relationships, etc, You can choose from a range of dating apps, including sex apps, gay dating apps, trans dating apps, hookup apps, cougar dating apps, adult friend finder apps, cheating app, nerd dating app, Christian dating app, gamer dating app, etc. You may even notice such popular social media platforms as Facebook launching their own free dating apps as part of their social network.

If you wonder what dating app to install on your smartphone, then the following showcase of free dating apps will come in handy to you.

Tinder

Tinder Best Dating Apps

This is one of the most popular online dating apps. This is one of the best solutions to form long-distance relationships and successful marriages. Some time ago, Tinder required you to have a Facebook account in order to complete the registration. This is not needed any longer.

To start using Tinder dating app, you need to be older than 18. As soon as you install the application on your smartphone, proceed with setting up your profile. The “About me” text is set to feature 500 characters maximum. You can also attach up to 6 images to your profile. To let your match get to know you better, Tinder lets you insert a link to your Instagram account and include general information about your job, education, etc. 

While tweaking the discovery settings, you allow other users to find your profile in the search results. You can also set your own preferences regarding whom you see and who can reach your profile. 

Using this online dating app, you can see a photo of the person you like. Tapping on it, you can find additional information about this person, see a list of Facebook friends you share (provided that you used your Facebook login details for the registration). The application offers simple and intuitive navigation patterns. To like the profile of a person registered on Tinder, simply swipe right. Swipe left to leave a person’s account or up to send “super likes” to your match.

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Facebook

Facebook best dating apps

Facebook dating app was launched in 2018. Initially, the service became available for USA users only. Now the company runs tests in other countries as well. To start using the online dating app, you need to install the Facebook social media app on your device first. Once done, you can access the Dating section to create your online dating profile separate from your regular Facebook profile. 

Once you complete your Facebook online dating profile, you can start looking for the matches based on your preferences, interest, and activities on the social media platform. The online dating app won’t reveal suggestions that are already added to your Facebook friends list. However, if you use the Secret Crush feature you can choose up to nine Facebook friends or Instagram followers you have an interest in. 

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Grindr

Grindr dating

Grindr is the largest LGBTQ+ social media platform and an online dating application. The application is available for both iOS and Android users. The sign-up is easy. You can either register using a simple sign-in form or sign up using your Facebook account details. As soon as you sign up, start setting up your profile. Set the display name, profile picture, and make it clear if you are looking for friends, love, hookup, etc.  

As soon as your profile is ready, you can start using the dating app. It will display who’s there in your area. You can add people to your favorites and talk to them in real-time or later. If you want to send a message to a user, simply tap the messaging icon on the person’s profile and start typing your message. Just in case something goes wrong during your communication, you can report or block a user. Please mind that using a free version of the online dating app, you have a limited number of such reports available. 

Using the dating app for free has a set of other limitations. For example, you can see up to 100 profiles in your area. If you want to lift the limit, then you can choose from two premium subscription plans. The first one costs $20 and allows you to see up to 600 profiles in your area. You can also preview profiles of the users that are online now and other updates. For $25 a month, you get Grindr unlimited. There is no limit on the number of people that you can find in your area. You can check out who’s viewed your profile and browse in incognito mode.

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OkCupid

OkCupid Best Dating Apps

Here is one more big name in the free online dating field. Right after your registration in the application, you are asked to fill out a long profile to increase the chances that you’ll be able to find your ideal match. Thus, you’ll be asked to answer several questions about what your perfect potential match should be. This lets the application create a percentile score for users that reflects compatibility. 

The application is easy to use and doesn’t take you a lot of time to learn how it works. All options are located in the slide-out menu. Tapping the “matches” option you can see a list of people that you could potentially match with. If you want to browse the search results that restrict to photos only, then tap “quickmatch” button. On the whole, the way you message the users and add them to your favorites is pretty much similar to the way Tinder works.

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Is there a different online dating app that’s worthy to be mentioned on this list? Please speak up in the comments below the article.

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