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5 Best Dating Apps of 2024

by | Dating Tips

May 29, 2024

Online dating is improving more and more. It’s changing by the year as apps and services sprout with new ideas. In this article, we show you the best dating apps of 2024—their perks and which one may be the right one for you. 

1. Tinder

Tinder is by far one of the most common dating apps out there. It has a global reputation and is very common even in areas where online dating may not be so known. 

Tinder has a web version and an app version. The app version can be downloaded on Android and iOS. 

Tinder is a swipe-based app. You swipe on potential matches and hope that they swipe back on you. 

Pros

Easy Interface: Tinder has such an easy and usable interface. All you have to do is swipe, and that’s it. You are matchedwith people. 

Privacy: Tinder offers a lot of privacy features too. For example, you can decide to keep your profile from showing up to any of your contacts. If you don’t want to be seen, it takes one click to stop that from happening. 

Easy Likes: It is quite easy to get likes on Tinder. This is mostly due to the fact that there are a lot of users on Tinder. You can almost always find people close to you who share your interests. 

Getting likes on Tinder is easy if you know just how to set up your account and put up the best filters. 

Filters: The filters on Tinder are also big ups to the app. You can filter people you want to see and people you don’t want to see. 

There is a default filter that shows you people who may have the same interests as you. 

But you can tweak filters to show you people from a particular location or age group. 

An anti-catfish filter shows you only people who are verified. This one is quite important if you seek to avoid being catfished. Like most dating apps, there are catfishes on Tinder. 

Users with a Purpose: Most Tinder users are on that app with a purpose. They know what they want. This makes dating really easy. If you’re looking for something long-lasting, there’s someone there for you. If not, there’s also someone who will share your desire. 

Fast Email Responses: The customer service on Tinder is also very beautifully effective. If you run into any issues with your account, all it takes is an email and you will be given priority responses, whether or not you are on a paid plan. 

Cons

Cost: Tinder is a little cost-ineffective. It is costly. I say this because some of the very important features that promise to give you a better chance at getting matched still have to be paid for, even after subscribing to Premium plans. 

An example is the “Super Like,” which allows matches to see you as a priority match. Even when you have subscribed to Premium, you still have to buy that Super Like. 

You still have to pay to be in the spotlight. So, you can’t help but ask: “Why did I even pay for this in the first place?”

Free Plans are Boring: Free Tinder plans are boring. You are very unlikely to get any matches. You will have to rely on your best guess, liking everyone whom you think would have liked you previously. 

Guess what? As you continue to like and like, you lose the ability to like after your cap has reached. You will then have to wait an entire day before you can like again. 

Spam and Catfishing: There are too many fake accounts on Tinder. 

Although Tinder tries to stop this by making you see more of the verified accounts, you will still come across a lot of catfish accounts. You may even match with some. 

Ubong tells us: “The small chance is always there. And when you find out that you have been catfished, nothing hurts more.”

Pricing

Since payments are often processed by either Google or Apple, your payments may be processed in your local currency. 

Tinder offers three membership tiers. 

Tinder Plus: With Tinder Plus, you get unlimited likes. You can like on as many profiles as you want. 

You won’t see people who have liked you, anyway, so matching may be a little harder than you expect. 

You also get unlimited rewinds. That is to say, you can always go back to a profile that liked you. 

Some other features are included here. But they won’t do much to help you get more likes. 

Tinder Plus begins at $7.99. 

Tinder Gold: Tinder Gold is another membership tier that allows you to do more with your likes and the people who have liked you. 

You can see every profile that has liked you, making it quite easy for you to get matches. 

You get all the features of Tinder Plus, and in addition, you get 1 free boost per month and 5 super likes every week. 

Tinder Gold costs $24.99 every month. 

There is usually an icon that lets other users see that you are using Tinder Gold. 

Tinder Platinum: Tinder Platinum is the most elite tier of the app. 

You get every feature included in the Gold tier, with new inclusions like priority likes and the ability to message before matching. 

The ability to message before matching makes it very easy for you to get likes. 

Read: Bumble Vs Tinder: Which Dating App is Right for You

2. eHarmony

eHarmony has been around for around 25 years since it was launched in 2000. 

It is one of the best apps in 2024 to find love that is genuine and meaningful. 

It’s been a go-to app for many men and women who are seeking long-lasting connections. 

Pros

Little to No Catfishing: With eHarmony, you don’t have to worry about being catfished. Opening an account in itself is much work. Only people who are serious about dating will want to do work like that. 

Easy Likes: You will get matches easily for sure. 

Cons:

Signing up is time-consuming: You will have to fill out a quiz of 89 questions before you sign up. 

This takes a while and can be very annoying. 

It isn’t easy to delete your account: Unlike with Tinder and Bumble, deleting your account on eHarmony is not so easy. Your request for deletion has to be approved by customer care. 

Pricing

Pricing varies. 

3. Bumble

Next to Tinder, as one of the best dating apps in 2024, is Bumble. 

Bumble has been around for a while and has, since its founding, become the go-to app for finding love for many people around the world. 

Bumble offers a web and app version. The app version seems to be a lot better, with a more streamlined interface and better features. 

Pros

Some of the pros of Bumble include:

Easy Interface: Interfacing on Bumble is quite easy. The app is swipe-based, like Tinder. 

It doesn’t take long to completely figure out how it works. 

Signing up is also pretty easy. 

Purpose: Most people who are on Bumble are people who are dating with a purpose. 

Bumble makes it so. There’s somewhere for anyone. 

Bumble encourages its users to find love and make meaningful relationships. So, of course, Bumble is for you if you are seeking love. 

Privacy: Bumble also offers more privacy options. If you’re on Bumble and don’t want just anyone seeing you, all it takes is a click. 

You can go ghost mode, or you can go incognito. 

In Ghost Mode, only people whom you have liked can see your profile. 

In Incognito mode, no one can. 

Matching is Easy: Matching is quite easy on Bumble. In the first few days of Bumble, you’re sure to get quite a number of likes and matches if you have set up your profile correctly. 

Check out this article to figure out the best ways to get more likes on Bumble. 

Video Call Feature: One of the many features that distinguishes Bumble from Tinder is the video call feature. With Tinder, you can barely send pictures or make video calls. You have to take the chat somewhere else, like WhatsApp or iMessage.

On Bumble, however, you can make video calls. You can also share your pictures and videos with matches. And as you should know, if you’ve been reading our blog long enough, sending videos and pictures is a great way to keep up flirting. 

Cons

The Free Version is Boring: The free version of Bumble is absolutely boring, with just too many restrictions. 

There is little to nothing you can do there except wait for luck to shine on you. 

Costs: Just like Tinder, even after getting a Premium Membership on Bumble, you will have to pay for some key features—features that will prove very helpful in getting you more likes. 

Features like “Spotlight” and Super Likes. 

Messaging: Messaging on Bumble is a little weird. You don’t initiate most of the conversations there. You only initiate conversations if you were the one who pulled off the concluding move. That is to say if you were the one who sealed the match. 

If you weren’t, you have to wait for your new match to message you. 

And if they don’t message you in a couple of hours (24 hours), then you lose the match. The same thing happens if you don’t respond to their first message in 24 hours. 

Pricing

Bumble offers a basic free option and a Premium Option. 

The premium membership offers;

  • Unlimited likes 
  • Unlimited rewinds. 
  • You can see who likes you and easily match with them. 
  • Spotlight options for a week, etc. 

Bumble is a place where you date with purpose and find people who are just like you. 

Read: How to Get More Likes on Bumble

4.  Hinge

Hinge has also really risen in popularity lately. It is one of the best dating apps of 2024 for sure, and one of the best places to find long lasting connections that are genuine. 

Unlike Tinder and Bumble, Hinge is not very common globally, which makes the users on there very clear about what they want. 

Should you have Hinge on your phone if you’re seeking for something that will last a long time?

Yes, you should. 

Hinge doesn’t work like Bumble and Tinder, which both depend on mostly swipes. With Hinge, you interact with potential matches with likes and comments as well. 

Pros

More Genuine Connections: you are sure to have more genuine connections on Hinge. There’s something for you even if your gay. 

Voice and Video Communications: you can send voice calls and video calls to your matches. This makes it easier to explore the seduction phase of your initial interactions. 

Likes and comments make the apps feel a bit less bland and boring. 

Cons

Costs: premium accounts are quite expensive. 

You can’t match with everyone for free: some accounts are considered a bit more famous. They’re called “standouts”. And to match with these accounts, you’ll have to purchase roses. Roses cost. They’re not free. 

The app may be confusing for first-timers: first-timers may find it very hard to navigate the app. But things get better as you continue to use it. 

Pricing

Premium accounts cost $33 per month. 

Read: The 9 Types of Guys | What Dating Them Says About You

5. Badoo

Badoo is another swipe based app. Quite similar to Tinder and Bumble, it offers a paid as well as a free membership for web and app users. 

Pros

  • Easy interface. 
  • Accounts are easy to set up and delete should you decide to leave. 
  • Messaging is easy too. 
  • You get a lot of likes in the first few hours after signing up because the algorithm pushes new accounts forward. 

Cons

  • Catfishing
  • Pricing
  • Paid plans are expensive, and free plans are boring. 

Summary

By understanding the strengths and limitations of platforms like Tinder, eHarmony, Bumble, Hinge, and Badoo, you can make an informed choice that best suits your dating goals—looking for love? Check out these best dating apps.

By QuietYearning Editors

The QuietYearning Team covers everything from relationships to lifestyle to parenting and more. Its team of experts provides in-depth analysis that helps you understand complex topics on relationships.

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