Dating doesn't always come naturally to people, and digital hassle added by dating apps can feel downright daunting to the average single. There's no one-size-fits-all solution to online dating, and even the most popular dating apps and websites have their downsides. Tinder horror stories can be equal parts chilling and depressing, and lengthy profile processes for services like eHarmony sometimes feel overwhelming. Thanks to tech developers and one former Bachelor star, tons of different dating apps exist out there for you to try out.
Some of the most unique dating apps provide platforms that focus more on a person's interests and requirements for partners. For pet owners, TwinDog might be your cup of tea. For the saltiest of souls, Hater offers a chance to bond over mutual dislikes. Regardless of your preferences, there's definitely something below with the potential to meet your dating needs better than Tinder ever could.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the large amount of dating app choices, this could help you find the right dating site for you.
- Photo: Bumble129 VOTES
It's a simple fact: men harass women on dating apps and make the process a crapshoot at best and a nightmare at worst for girls and femmes on these platforms. When you match on Bumble, women—and only women—get to make the first move, filtering out a large portion of unwanted interactions. The platform also comes with photo verification, meaning you're less likely to be catfished on Bumble.
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Tastebuds pairs users up with people who share the same musical interests. By finding matches who listen to the same artists, users automatically have a conversation starter and potential first dates, depending on touring schedules.
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Coffee Meets Bagel
Instead of swiping through potential matches all day hoping for a connection, Coffee Meets Bagel sends guys a curated number of matches every day at noon. The app determines matches through the info guys provide so they don't have to waste time swiping through a ton of profiles - much like this helps you determine what dating sites won't waste your time.
Once guys select potential matches, ladies are notified and get to decide if they want to start a conversation with their potential suitor. This #LadiesChoice feature means women only interact with men who liked them.
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With a slogan like "Meet someone who hates the same stuff," Hater makes a perfect option for those jaded by dating apps or generally cynical singles. It creates matches based on topics you and someone else mutually dislike. Who knew hate could turn to love?
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On TwinDog (originally TinDog), man's best friend becomes your best wingman. Users match based on pictures of their dogs. This serves as a great resource for both dog lovers looking for a relationship and dog owners looking to socialize their pups.
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Avoid catfishers and uninvested matches via The League, where your profile is only shared withe other members that meet your specific criteria. You need to apply to join, but if you consider yourself very much invested in finding a partner, The League may be worth it.