There are apps that bring together people with similar nerdy interests, apps designed for encounters even more casual than what Tinder delivers, and profile-heavy apps that really get into the specifics of users’ personalities. Bumble is like Tinder, but with all the power in the ladies’ thumbs, and far fewer inappropriate pics.
Here, the female always initiates, and instead of collecting matches, you’re forced to actually talk, with matches expiring after 24 hours (you can extend one promising connection per day).
And if it’s not working for hot people, then you know it’s not working for anyone.
If anything else that didn’t pay you made you as miserable as Tinder does, you’d jump ship.
The classic dating site, OK Cupid’s app puts more thought into your matches than much of the gimmick-based competition, with more attention paid to the profile. Your pet is the ultimate wingman, and this way you can be the same for them.
You can also use it to make friendship connections, which allow either sex to initiate. Ladies choose from a selected group of the most compatible guys who’ve already liked their profile.
Originally the app only showed one match per day, but after an update last year, that’s increased.
For now, it only services Toronto in Canada, but plans to roll out in Vancouver this fall. Dragonfruit matches couples based on their particular nerdy obsessions.
A Captain America fan might be connected with someone who’s really into Bucky Barnes, for example.