Break out of your comfort zone and try these out-of-the-ordinary apps to find a partner online
Exclusively for professionals, one can narrow down preferences by vocation and fields. The interface is easy to use, but you are not asked to feed your profession in your profile, nor is it mentioned in the bios of others. The emphasis is more on the casual interests. Its just like any other dating application. You see people, and if interested, click on the like button and if the person likes you back, it’s a match.
Growing in popularity among those looking for serious relationships, the basic version of this app is free. The timeline feature allows you to find people whom you have crossed paths with your current Google location, increasing the possibility of chance encounters. On the flip side, those from small towns may run out of potential matches fast.
As the name suggest, this complicated yet powerful application aims to find (sweet) love. In order to send like, one needs to verify through selfies verification, adding a prompt/bio and uploading three photographs. This application allows you to share your diverse interests while also learning about your matches via text or audio prompts. However, there may be speed breakers on the road to love as the application closes automatically and the pictures take a long time to upload.
Coffee Meets Bagel
Designed to counteract never-ending swipes, and help users find long-term serious relationships, Coffee Meets Bagel makes it mandatory to give your surname and connect your profile to your Facebook account. Great for verification, but what if someone doesn’t want to reveal their personal life?
Ostensibly to meet and make new friends, its verification process helps sift fake accounts—it asks to pose in a particular way and click a picture and upload the same. This step verifies your account, letting people know that it is an original account and not a fake one. Though it asks about your preferences and interests, we get the feeling that matches are suggested on the basis of photographs and not actual compatibility, because it emphasises more on uploading the photographs and doesn’t ask for interests. It is an interesting yet scary insight into how looks may matter more than common interests.