Just like Tinder, you swipe left for "no" and right for "yes" through a slideshow of singles, but on Bumble, women hold all the power – only they can start the conversation.
If you’re looking for matches of the same gender, the same rules don’t apply. After a match, women have 24 hours to respond – if they don't, the match disappears. Bumble came with a keyboard of hilarious gifs that I could use in lieu of actual words.
However, men have the option to extend their time by one day with one girl – just one – from all their matches. Instead of typing “hey,” I started the conversation with a gif of a penguin waving. After matching with a solid number of attractive men – most of them from GW, Georgetown University and the University of Maryland at College Park – and striking up conversation with 10 of them, I managed to grab myself a date.
If Tinder is your tried and true, Bumble definitely won’t disappoint.
Hinge Likability: 4/10 Age range: 23-27 Hinge is meant for professional men and women.
The app saves you from Tinder’s endless swiping by matching you with people you share mutual friends with on Facebook.
Better yet, Hinge asks you dozens of questions after you download it to further narrow your selection and find the people with whom you have the most in common.
With all the new dating apps on the market now, I thought there had to be a better alternative to the endless cheesy pick-up lines and downright dirty openers on Tinder.
I chose three different dating apps for my experiment – Bumble, Hinge and Coffee Meets Bagel.
I connected each app to my Facebook account, chose my pictures, added a bio and answered some questions about my likes and dislikes.
Bumble Likability: 8/10 Age range: 18-24 Bumble is easily the best alternative to Tinder as an app designed for women who are sick of pick-up lines, disrespectful messages and innuendos.
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