During the lockdown, more and more of us have turned to dating apps – including those with video call functions. Even as lockdown restrictions start to lift, and we can meet prospective partners in the park or (soon) the pub, dating apps still have a part to play.
As the internet plays an ever greater part in our social lives, with sites such as Facebook helping us to keep in touch with our friends, it’s inevitable that we use it to help run our love lives as well.
Online dating and dating apps are one of the most popular ways to meet a new partner and there are more than 1,400 sites in the UK alone, catering for people from all walks of life and interests.
The list of the 10 best dating Sites and Apps:
Pros: Tinder is one of, if not the, most popular dating apps. As so many people use it, you’re bound to find users to chat with, even if you’re somewhere super rural. You can also use Tinder online if you head to their website.
Cons: It’s a tad too easy to accidentally swipe the wrong way – particularly with ‘Super Likes’ (where the other person gets notified) – so swipe with caution.
Top tip: Avoid the typical Tinder cliches in your bio (i.e. “fluent in sarcasm”, “don’t match if you’re not going to talk”, “6ft because apparently that matters”…). Be original and keep it light.
Paid-for features on Tinder
- Tinder Plus – Includes bonuses like unlimited likes, the chance to undo your last swipe, extra Super Likes and one Boost a month (Boost makes you one of the top profiles in your area for half an hour).
- Tinder Gold – All the same features as the free and Plus versions, and it also lets you see who’s already liked you and receive updated Top Picks every day for a slightly extra cost.