Dating is not a modern concept, it has existed since time immemorial. However, dating for older women and same-sex couples was a taboo until a few years ago. Well, thanks to a bunch of companies, the taboo no longer exists. Further, the emergence of mobile devices have made sure that there are a handful of apps out there to help you reach out to the people in your vicinity. Keeping this in mind, we’re going to talk about a few apps that help you get the best out of your dating life, regardless of your age or sexual orientation. Surely there’s someone out there for everyone.
No, we’re not going to talk about the popular apps that you probably already know about. The idea behind this article is to help you find an app that might not be known to you, but is still pretty useful in finding the best people meant for you. Some of the popular names are mentioned here too, so you will have enough to pick from.
5 best dating apps for women
This app needs no introduction as it is a widely popular matching app that lets you connect with people from all walks of life. The women have to pick their matches, and the guy/girl has 24 hours to respond. If they don’t, the connection expires and you lose that particular match. The idea is pretty simple here – to save you from the trouble of endlessly swiping till you find your potential match. By giving control over the matches to the women, it is hoped that there will be no endless harassment from fake profiles, a problem that dating apps often contend with.
Bumble is not perfect and it has its own flaws. But for an app that’s offered to you for free with no intention of charging you money for it, we like it. This coupled with the fact that you have less chances to encounter a fake profile, Bumble is a great place to start of you dating life. You can report users who behave inappropriately online, which I feel is a prerequisite for any modern dating app. Bumble is completely free to download, and has no ads or in-app purchases. The app will work with a wide range of devices as the company doesn’t mention a specific version of Android compatible with this app.
CMB Free Dating App
Coffee Meets Bagels is an exciting take on the modern dating app as it allows you to make genuine connections with one another rather than relying on chance and coming across shady people. CMB offers you the chance to pick from a list of potential matches that pop up every afternoon. The app picks high quality matches for each user, allowing you to get the best potential results for your suitable man/woman. You will also get filtered results based on ethnicity, age, height and a couple of other factors. Linking up your social media profile is recommended as it can let you get more detailed matches suited for your tastes. The app has potential matches for LGBTQ members as well, so no one is left out here. The same algorithm will be used to find the matches and will be refreshed every noon, just like the heterosexual matching system works.
By connecting to Facebook, you even get information on friends of your friends who are on the app and might be well suited for your tastes. Overall, the app is an incredibly helpful resource for those who are looking to meet genuine people and not just those who are “down for it”. It’s a free app and has no ads, but you’ll have to make in-app purchases to unlock certain features within the app.
Lesbian Chat & Dating
If you’re lesbian, you would know that it’s quite difficult to find a dedicated app. Sure, we know about Grindr, but something that doesn’t have a large userbase and only those who are serious about meeting other gay women. But this app isn’t that small as the developer claims to have 20 million users already with nearly 100,000 users joining everyday apparently. Keeping this in mind, this appears to be the best place to find your ideal woman. One frequent complaint that we see from the Play Store listing is that this app even allows some men to get in there. To combat this, it helps to carefully screen your matches and go forward. But if there are men masquerading as women, there really isn’t much the developers or the users can do about it. Spam is part and parcel of dating apps as you would know already.
The user interface reminds me of OK Cupid somewhat in that it allows you to swipe as well as get a detailed list of users who are online and around your geographic location. In addition to chatting with fellow lesbians, the app can also be used by LGBTQ members thanks to the amount of people using the app. The developers mention that this app is developed for “love and casual fun”, so the possibilities are endless here. The app is free to download and has ads with in-app purchases. The app is still in beta, so don’t be surprised if you find that some features are missing. It’s definitely worth a try, however, especially if you’re frustrated with some of the other apps out there.
BBW Dating & Plus Size Chat
The harsh reality of our times is that women who are curvy and/or are on the bulkier side are often frowned upon. This can lead to a lot of hardships for these women, especially with their love lives. That’s where an app like this comes into the fore. BBW stands for “big, beautiful woman” and this is a place that brings them together. This is designed for both heterosexuals and same sex-couples, so your sexual orientation doesn’t really matter as long as you’re staying true to yourself. Sure, you will find annoying guys who will harass you, but you can easily report them and unmatch them right away. The user interface is pretty familiar if you have used Tinder before, so it shouldn’t take time to get used to. The app is a free download and comes with in-app purchases. There are no ads.
Dating for 50 plus Mature Singles
Taboos are formed due to archaic perceptions. This app tries to break away from that by offering an avenue to 50+ mature women who want to date other like minded 50 plus men or women. If there can be a dating app for young adults, why not for those over 50? The app looks and works like any other dating app, but made for older men and women. It is no surprise then, that this is the most preferred app for 50+ single men and women. It helps you make great connections and even friends. You can pick from a group of people and start chatting with them. The app is free to download, but you’ll have to make some in-app purchases to keep using it. There are some ads on board as well.