It's a sound approach, especially for online dating newbies: meeting someone is less intimidating and feels more organic this way, but you can still get to know people you otherwise might not have met.Plus, there's a bit of extra security knowing you're talking to a 'real person': Hinge gives you plenty of details about your potential date in advance (full name, work, education, mutual friends), profiles are validated, and you could even contact your mutual acquaintance to get the lowdown on someone. No longer is it considered sad or weird to say you first met your partner digitally, a shift to the mainstream largely down to the success of one app: Tinder.
Streamlining things to this extent won't be to everyone's taste, of course, so if you're shy or just getting used to the idea of online dating, there's probably better options out there.
If swiping right is as natural as shoving a Johnny in your back pocket before a night out though, check it out.
The potential here is obvious and you might be pleasantly surprised to find out a secret crush feels the same way, but as there's a certain...directness to Down, it's wise to use it with caution.
Even though the app keeps all your activity private, there's nothing stopping your friends from talking to each other, so probably best to steer clear of mates' siblings and ex's best friends. Why a Certain Amount of Pessimism is Health on a First Date How About We takes a rather sophisticated approach to online dating, letting users post suggestions for dates and match with the people who like their idea.
These are the best Tinder alternatives (and a nod to our favourite Tinder add-on).