Online dating or Internet dating is a personal introductory system where individuals can find and contact each other over the Internet to arrange a date, usually with the objective of developing a personal, romantic, or sexual relationship.
Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones.
Users of an online dating service would usually provide personal information, to enable them to search the service provider's database for other individuals.
“Like” a profile and if they like you back, you two can see more information about each other, chat and make plans. Price: Free Zoosk You’re bound to find that perfect match with Zoosk’s network of 50 million users.
There’s also a couples section where you can make a dual profile.
Good for: An ego boost—with so many users, your inbox will fill up quickly.
Price: Free Tagged Named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes in 2011, Tagged has been building up a vast user network. This dating app flips through pictures of nearby users asking, “Are you interested?
The site and accompanying app is a blend of friendship and dating opportunities, allowing people to meet through the social-gaming component. ” If you both answer yes, you two will be matched up and can arrange from there.
Other features let you message others in your proximity and browse date ideas. Price: Free Tingle A more anonymous version of apps like Grindr, Tingle lets you talk on the phone and text potential romantic partners without giving away your phone number or exact location. Price: Free Jazzed The photography lover’s app, this service has a main feed of user-submitted photographs that can be sorted by interest or location and will match you up with another shutterbug based on these factors. Price: Freee Harmony Hook up your existing account to this mobile app, or make a new one and plot out your ideal significant other with this classic matchmaking experience. Price: Free, but must already have (or purchase) membership.
Sonar By connecting to your Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, and Foursquare accounts, this app shows you the locations of friends and other “interesting people” you might have mutual connections with.
Good for: Meeting up with people within your circle at conferences, concerts, etc.
No better excuse than the new year to get things rolling again.
Here are the top apps that will let you squeeze in a coffee date, plan a spontaneous adventure, or find a friend while exploring abroad.
Add these to your smartphone and your dating life could resemble a romantic comedy in no time.