Natalie Gil photographed by Refinery29 Anyone who's single, or has been recently, will know that meeting people through dating apps is a double-edged sword. It may be easier than ever to connect with random hotties you'd never otherwise meet, but without necessarily having any mutual connections, it's far more difficult to gauge whether they're genuinely a decent human being. Without a character reference, you're shooting in the dark. If this struggle is real for you, you may be interested in a feature launched by dating app Badoo, which has over million users worldwide. The new 'Friends of Friends' tool promises to make it easier to be introduced to that smoking single pal of your friend who you've hitherto been too shy to make a move on.
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Blendr , a location-based app for straight people, was created by the same folks as Grindr and retains much of its hookup focus. And Tinder , another hugely popular app, puts a premium on superficial looks, as users swipe through an endless photo carousel of potential mates. What happened to finding love the old-fashioned way: through mutual friends? That is the premise behind Hinge , the next mobile matchmaking app that is catching on with urban millennials. At first glance, it looks very much like Tinder.
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We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love and live happily ever after, or at the least find someone to hang out with next weekend. Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what if anything they do differently and what sets them apart. Pros: The brashness.
Reddit users love POF for its mature users and adorable success stories, but its design needs an update. Why it's awesome: It steers clear of fancy features and gives the people what they want: a black and white path to love. It's not the prettiest site you'll ever see, but if you don't care about aesthetics and don't mind that it's been begging for an update since, like, , you're good to go.