Tinder What makes it different: The OG of mobile app matchmaking has stood the test of time, creating an entirely new culture of left and right swipers.
Regardless, I have generally seen more consistently attractive women on Bumble which is an obvious plus, but the amount of matches has been significantly less than other apps.
What I liked: Girls talking first is a relieving change of pace and it gives you an invaluable insight on how to start a conversation like a normal person.
The fact-first layout was initially refreshing, but once you place your finger on the screen to swipe up or down, the person’s picture appears, revealing who was behind the veil. What's the catch: That shred does not stick around for long.
This causes an existential crisis in which you debate your initial intent to swipe up for their interesting fact or swipe down now that you see who wrote it. Hitch What makes it different: You have the power to match your friends together, but remain at the mercy of your friends’ matching you. I only had two other friends on Hitch which really limited my fun (unless you consider a completely self-sustained love triangle fun).
I have been active on dating apps ever since they entered popular culture three years ago.