Some people are more comfortable and feel safe using the apps installed on their mobile phones and tablets in finding and dating other persons. Dating apps have proven this efficiency and improving the sociability of LGBT persons in connecting, communicating or creating a deeper relationship with same or opposite partners. This article will introduce you to the Top 5 dating apps in the market and will give you some helpful tips in meeting more persons or looking for love.
So, let’s begin. Of course, you will need to have a smartphone powered by Android or iOS system. There are some applications that only work on the iOS and/or Android alone. But the good news is, there are also apps that are compatible with both systems. I suggest that you should look for those types of dating applications that are workable in either type of mobile units.
Next, make sure that you have a good internet connection or mobile data service. Most of these dating applications operate or are only accessible when your phone is connected to wifi or mobile data service. Without internet connectivity, the apps are just mere icons on your phone.
Upon registering, make sure that you are 100% sure that your actions and behaviors towards the dating apps are your own responsibility. What I’m trying to convey is that we are mature individuals and our primary purpose why we joined into this avenue of social networking is to meet other persons that we share common interests, beliefs, principles, or outlooks in life. Therefore, we are responsible for our actions and should commit to doing nothing but goodness in every person we encounter. Nonetheless, there are other persons that we cannot control in speaking with whose only purpose is to play around and insult other users. If this is the case, it’s better to leave that person alone and not entertain him or her.
Now, what dating app to download? There are hundreds to choose from! But I would like to talk about the three most common dating app at present. Please bear in mind that I am not paid to write by these companies who developed the dating apps. I simply would like to relay information to the reading public where can they be more successful and safe in choosing their dating partners. (Disclaimer on the latter, it is still highly recommended to take proper precautions when meeting persons you only met online).
- OkCupid – this app is available for free and paid membership. The free version has paid advertisements that pop up every now and then. if you don’t like this nuisance, it is better to go with paid membership. If you are now a member, you will have the chance to check other persons who viewed your profile anonymously. This is what I like about the app, it allows transparency to the users as they browse other person’s user profiles. Compatibility of the partner in choosing is best matched thru the answers that the user has provided.
- Grindr – this is the counterpart of Tinder, another dating app that caters to straight individuals. But mind you, there are also straight people who are registered in Grindr (or any other LGBT dating app) for the sake of curiosity or maybe those closet cases. Grindr s mostly aimed towards gay, bisexual and bi-curious men. The connections are being matched according to the proximity of persons nearby.
- Her or Dattch (former name) is a dating app for lesbian and bisexual women. The app is able to find a partner based on geography or interests. If you are adventurous enough there is a game in the app called “Would You Rather?” and it will help you find someone that will arouse your curiosity to know this person better. The user can also upload unlimited photos and stay current on pop culture with articles pertaining to the lesbian community.
So there you have it. In case you want to try these dating apps, download the free version first and give it a try for some time and wait if you are satisfied with their services.