For the purposes of this piece, I'm sticking close to apps that I know are effective, either from personal experience, second-hand experience or high ratings in general.I know one couple — in fact, I was just with them last night at a Julia Holter concert — that met on Coffee Meets Bagel.
You don't want to waste your time gadding about, flitting from app to app like a crazed bumblebee without getting any results.
The results you crave likely vary, depending on who you are.
The ubiquitous app that everyone loves to hate or hates to love — or just, like, loves — is effective in part simply thanks to its saturation: Some 50 million people have Tinder, according to Wikipedia.
Though the app is known for its nefarious hookup culture, people totally meet and fall in love here too. If it's love, be upfront about it in your self-summary.
One profile contains great photos and little information, while the other contains great info and vague photos.
This helps keep your public identity somewhat disguised.
Whether you're down for dating or looking for love, Her is certainly worth a download. (At least if you stay off Tinder, that is.) Mesh offers you a chance to "de-clutter your dating experience," thanks to their "patent-pending Mismatch," which "automatically filters sub-par messages to a Mismatch folder." Sounds like a dream.
Since we're talking about effectiveness, I have to include Align. Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage?
Speaking of POF, the site can be great for finding a match, as it employs an effective matching algorithm and a team of data scientists constantly updating their algorithms (even attempting to stop anyone over the age of 30 from contacting 18 to 21-year-olds).. The site is still an effective tool for someone looking for a match, and can be perfect for the older crowd wanting to keep away from contact by the more than eager young ‘uns.