The smartphone is the best thing to ever happen to online dating. Swiping through profiles on your phone is so much sexier than finding dates on your computer like a dork. The more people feel comfortable dating online, the more chances there are for people to find love. Countless young singles have found fast dates thanks to the ubiquity of Tinder, while Bumble services those who want to let women make the first move. But which dating app should you use to soothe your lonely heart in these trying times?
Interface and Profiles
Tinder and Bumble both want to get you out there as soon as possible, so they don’t bog you down with long questionnaires or list of preferences the way some other dating apps do. The tradeoff is that there’s little room for profiles to express much of a person’s personality beyond looks, which is the point. Tinder just wants your name, age, gender, email, preferred age range, and local search radius size. Bumble wants your photo, name, age, and if you’re looking to date or just network and meet friends. It also asks you what gender you identify as, including Hijra, genderfluid, and two-spirit.
Although they both offer desktop apps (Tinder can turn into a spreadsheet for stealth dating at work), Tinder and Bumble both truly shine on Android or iOS devices. Tinder’s mobile interface is the one others draw most of their inspiration from. This applies not only to new rivals like Bumble, but also to old stalwarts like Match and eharmony….
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