/Tired of being single? These dating apps can make your monsoon cozier

Tired of being single? These dating apps can make your monsoon cozier

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The season of rain is here, and if you want to meet new people for casual chat or dating, there are a few good dating apps to try. For the longest time, online matchmaking in India has been restricted to matrimonial sites but from the past few years, it has been upgraded. The steady growth of online dating apps has made it easy for you to find your special connection.

There are several good ad popular dating apps in India and around the world, but here are our top 5 picks where you can find people with similar interests.

Tinder:

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When it comes to dating apps in India, Tinder leads the pack, not only in India but it is the most famous dating app in the world. It has taken the dating world to a whole new level altogether and largely contributed to making online dating socially acceptable, it also started the craze of swiping.

The app is free for download and it is available for both Android and IOS, and it is also available on the web now. To start with this app you need to have a Facebook profile, from where you set up your pictures and chose your preferences – distance, gender, and age range and you are ready to swipe in. The UI of the app is super easy and appealing.

Tinder is actually a good option if you aren’t looking at spending money, but there are some good features in the paid versions that you can explore. It has two paid versions Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold. The paid versions give unlimited right swipes, one free Boost to your profile every month, the ability to see other active users, and five extra Super Likes. There’s another feature that will let you rewind your last swipe, and have the option to find matches in any city around the world. And of course, signing up for Tinder Plus also removes all ads.

The matching process is very easy and you can go through people’s profile before actually starting to talk. The members of LGBTQ are also welcome to register this app.

TrulyMadly:

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Since everything is going on mobiles nowadays why not dating, this is where TrulyMadly comes in the picture; it is an app that is built for the smartphone generation. It is an online dating platform that helps you find your match using safe and secure methods. The app is available for Android users for free; it doesn’t make big promises but ensures the complete safety of your privacy and information.

Once you download the app and get started by linking your profile with Facebook, the app starts giving you choices on the information added by you. The initial process is very easy and UI of the app is undoubtedly user-centric. The app is designed in such a way that you can only see the names of those you choose to select and for the rest, only ‘xxx’ appears instead of a name. The app works on a ‘Trust Score’ system, which lets people rate you on the basis of your interactions with them.

The app cuts on the time on making you write an impressive bio it makes use of hashtags you add about yourself. These are visible publicly so you can click through and see others who have also used the same hashtag.

The app also has some cool games you can play with your matches and all over it is a fun app to meet people.

Happn:

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This dating app will not disappoint you, in fact, it works on a very interesting method of location criteria. This is probably the only app whose algorithm primarily depends on GPS and proximity. This app will match you up with everyone whom you’ve ever crossed paths with, and who has the app installed on their smartphone.

The app allows you to connect your Facebook account with it, but the problem is that Happn tracks your movement like a stalker and it will only show you the profiles of users within the range of 250 meters. You can send a secret like to these other profiles and can get connected with them if they like you back as well. There’s another option of a direct approach to getting noticed is by sending a “HI”, but the number of Hi’s you can send a day is limited, and you will have to sign up for the premium service to send more.

By signing up for Happn Essential gives you access to not only more Hi’s a day, but you can also see who has secretly liked you. UI of this app is easy but has nothing out of the box. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices for free.

OkCupid:

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OkCupid is another popular dating app in the country with an ever-growing user base. This app is easy to use and available for both Android and iOS for free. By just adding some picture and a short self-summary, you can start.

OkCupid asks a series of questions during setup to allow for a better selection of potential matches. The “double-take” section works with the usual like/reject options, while the “discovery” tab lets you find profiles based on the particular preferences that you’ve selected. Apart from a self-summary, you can also add information like your likes and dislike, movies, binge-series, etc. You can also select “topics” to showcase your interests and further fine-tune potential matches.

The UI and presentation of the app are impressive, and there’s another way how the app is a game-changer, it offers 12 gender identities and 20 sexual orientations, so no one is forced to choose a pronoun they’re not comfortable with. However, answering traditional questions to get a perfect match is actually very fake. And if you have used other dating apps you will feel the difference.

Apart from the traditional questions, the app asks some fun questions as well to help you find your perfect partner.

Woo:

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Woo is a dating app that focuses only on well-educated professionals. Just like other apps, you can set up your profile by syncing your Facebook ID and you can add descriptive hashtags to describe who you are. The app is free to download and available for both Android and iOS devices.

The app’s UI is very easy and it is equipped with other interesting features that no other dating app has like it offers voice intro, Tag Search, Question & answers, and Direct Messaging features. This app even offers voice calls option. So, girls can do voice calls without sharing the numbers. It never shares the name, number or location of women.

The app also allows users to post questions to other users and answer a question posed to them by other users. The app suggests that Sending Crushes and using question and answers helps in boosting your profile for more visibility and you are likely to find your match sooner. Another cool attribute is that the app also allows users to do a Tag Search to find people matching their interests.

Pahi Mehra is a hardcore journalism enthusiast, she holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from IIMM. She loves to travel and explore and believes in world peace.

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