When lockdown hit many people turned to dating apps, most especially the ones with video call functionalities. Dating applications and online dating are the most popular ways to meet a new partner these days. For instance, in the UK alone, there are over 1400 sites that accommodate people from all walks of life looking for love. Now, we don’t normally post a lot about relationships but in light of the pandemic still raging on and everyone needing to CTA (cover their asses) to make sure love doesn’t cause death, we’re sharing some of the more popular ways you can meet someone online.
So if you’re interested in good wine, love dogs, and are passionate about green issues that affect the well-being of the earth, these apps will help you find a like-minded person with the same interests. So let’s dig into the list of great dating apps and websites to consider – and don’t forget to check out and join Mingle2 here.
We’re quite sure you’ve heard of Eharmony, a contemporary matchmaking service. The brand says more than two million individuals have found love on their site! Candidates are required to fill in a simple quiz to establish their key values relative to other people. Your responses are then assessed and you are given a personality profile, compatibility scores, and relationship advice to help you find love with these assessments.
Downloading the app and registering is free – you simply need to send icebreakers that are pre-written to get a good conversation going. To get messages that are customized; however, you’ll have to subscribe and pay a membership fee which can run anywhere from $59.95 for a 1-month plan to $19.95 for a 12-month plan.
This site makes use of a personality test to match singles based on their compatibility status. The test takes your personality, your looks, your social skills, and how ambitious you are into account. It even goes as far as to describe what you are looking for in your better half, and also if you are looking to have kids in your relationship or not. Several users may be seeking an intellectual match or a long-term commitment. 85% of site users hold a degree and are between the ages of 30 and 55.
To be able to send messages to your matches you will need to subscribe – which enables you to see their pictures and write comments. The price for a premium membership starts
This site is very popular in the United States and is starting to catch fire in the UK as well. To be registered you are required to fill in a personality test, which takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and then those results aim to pair you with the right match.
Profiles can be detailed and are therefore kept behind a paywall. To send messages to potential matches you need to pay for a premium membership starting from $24.95 for 12 months.
This site has someone for everyone. All you need to do is build a detailed profile and then look for a prospective partner using a search criteria. You have the option to be on “zen mode” so that only those who meet your criteria can contact you.
Becoming a member is free; however, you are only able to receive and send messages if you subscribe. The 6-month plan is currently $21.99 a month and the 12-month plan is only $17.99 a month.
Is a new brand in the dating market, and is breath of fresh air for those who have grown weary of swiping and prefer to meet their special someone in ‘real-life text speak’. Our Time often hosts occasions for mature singles in a specific location, where it’s possible to meet people who are like-minded. If you feel a bit shy, you’re welcome to bring three friends to give you moral support.
The Match Group owns the application, which means your profile will make an appearance on dating sites you have not registered on – this helps widen the pool of meeting your prospective partner.
Some Dating App Pointers
When you’re seeking a partner online there are a few things you need to be mindful of. If for example, you come across a suspicious profile it’s important to make the app or dating website aware of it so that they can carry out an investigation. Always exercise caution and do your detective work, such as asking a prospective partner for their full name so you can search for them on social media or google them online.
Take your time to interrogate their authenticity, if they are sincere they won’t be offended. You should also ask your friends for advice, this can help keep the relationship healthy as your friends may notice something you miss or cannot identify because they are not involved emotionally.
One last thing, in your investigation be on the lookout for stolen or fake photographs. TinEye.com can help you verify the authenticity of a picture or you could run a reverse picture search on Google to find out if they’re using a fake image or not.