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How to Get the Best of Dating Apps

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The first dating profile advert was in an agricultural journal in the seventeenth century. Quite in contrast to 2016 when dating is digital. People spend more time on the Internet and in popular dating apps than on reading newspapers. However, before you think about installing dating apps, it is important to know the apps that are available and if they are good for you.

Should you use dating apps?

Many people of different age groups turn to free dating apps hoping to find a date or partner. The stigma that was associated with virtual dating has significantly diffused. It is estimated that one out of five relationships begins online.

How to create the best profile on dating apps

Your profile picture should express your personality or interests. Take action shots while doing the things you like and use one as your profile picture.

Add your education background and job title to your profile

Write a funny and interesting bio

Are dating apps safe?

Meeting strangers through dating apps can be risky. The following are some of the measures you can take to ensure that you stay safe while using dating apps.

Limit giving too much personal details about yourself in your dating profile

Avoid giving your phone or address to strangers.

Meet people you have met on dating apps in public places.

Arrange how you will leave after the date on your own.

Inform your family member or a friend where and when you will be going to meet the person.

Research the person on Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and Facebook before you meet them.

Give out your phone number with caution.

If the person makes you feel uncomfortable, stop talking to them altogether.

The popular dating apps

Tinder

This app was launched in 2012 and it has become one of the most popular dating apps. Tinder users get a picture of a prospective partner and have the option of swiping left if they do not accept and right if they accept.

 

Who uses Tinder?

Tinder users are mostly socially connected young people. Recently the app incorporated the use of GIFs and allows users to “like” other users’ posts and messages. It also allows users to show their interest for new match.

Pros

Tinder is interesting to use

It is faster to use. The user can swipe quickly and easily get a number of potential matches

It is easy to set up and use

Cons

Due to the ease in setting up a profile on Tinder, it attracts users who are less serious about finding a potential partner.

 Users are required to pay monthly membership fees.

 

Bumble

This app was set up by Tinder’s co-founder. On Bumble, women have to make the first move and send a message to the men they find interesting.

Bumble Users

Most users on Bumble are creative young professionals in their mid to late twenties

Pros

It is known to have very attractive users.

Conversations are mostly of good decorum because of the women first rule and design.

Cons

Users on Bumble are so good looking; many people question the legitimacy of their profiles.

To read more dating advice, please refer to https://www.facebook.com/OurTimeOnlineDating/


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