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Popular Dating Apps 2020

6 Most Popular Dating Apps of 2020 Changing The Online Dating Game

Dating Apps are the present and future of fast online dating, enabling people to connect on the basis of personal and similar interests across the world.

Modern love in the modern world? The old-school ways of finding your match and just clicking with the right person at a party or on a trip definitely had its charm. However, fast-forwarding to the present times, meeting potential partners heavily relies on technology and dating apps.

Dating Apps of 2020
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Yes, dating apps cannot replace the true bonding experience in-person; however, they have enabled people to search for ‘the one’ outside the boundaries of their cities and countries – allowing them to play the field globally. And believe it or not, the success rate leading to marriages isn’t bad either.

A whopping 22% of the people met their spouses online through these very dating mobile apps. What more is that the annual revenue of the online dating industry has risen to $1.8 billion. This is why there are more than 7,500 dating sites operating offering their services,

Best free dating apps
Via Forbes

Out of them all, we narrowed it down to a few that have proven to be the best dating apps of 2020. So if you are looking to try out your luck in love online, then these apps are the place to start from.

But First, What Is Dating?

Dating is a casual process of getting to know each other in hopes of it progressing into a romantic and committed serious relationship possibly leading to marriage. It initiates as a friendship where the two people indulge in activities that range from going to the movies to simply taking a walk together. If the two are meant to be together they simply evolve into more than friends and if they aren’t compatible, they can go their own ways.

Tinder

Best apps for dating
Via Medium

Platform: Android, iOS

Who doesn’t know about Tinder? It has established itself as the leading site for singles to simply swipe away until you see the potential. It has over 57 million users, so you won’t have any shortage of options. Moreover, the average age of its user falls between 18 to 24 years old. As for the success rate, 95% of the Tinder users have met their matches in the same week of matching.

All you do is create a simple profile with simple details about yourself that include a few photos, an introduction, and details regarding your interest – and you are all set for the Tinder world. The app displays singles within your area and has included new features that keep adding value to the otherwise superficial ‘hookup’ app, that it has become.

Those features include a loop video feature, geo-location-based places that allow matching with people who share similar hangouts as you, and by far the best addition – the Tinder Safety Center feature that rolled out this January.

Safety Center feature includes integration with a safety app called Noonlight, that offers a panic button in case of a date-gone-wrong and connects the victim with personal emergency services.

This is a great way to battle the dark side of technology. Which is associated with meeting total strangers in real-life. The mobile app development process has revolutionized human lives enabling mobile app development companies to come up with better and robust solutions coupled with futuristic technologies like Artificial Intelligence.

Coffee Meets Bagel

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Via TechCrunch

Platform: Android, iOS

Unlike Tinder that has branched into a broad network for online dating, Coffee Meets Bagel has a softer approach; prioritizing quality over quantity. Their site reiterates the value of meaningful and real connections over flings. Keeping the old tradition of men making the first move, the app sends men a small selection of potential matches on the basis of their profiles and preferences. In turn, the women are sent the matches that have shown interest in them. After which they can accept or reject.

If both feel the need to take it further, the dating app then sets up a 7-day chat window and icebreaker. Which isn’t a bad deal considering a few chats can be enough to see if there is potential for a long-term relationship or not.

Bumble

Top Free Dating Apps
Via Feber

Platform: Android, iOS

A hybrid app that allows you to either find your love interest or a new friend – Bumble has taken a step further for the indecisive folks. How? Once you are mutually connected with each other, you (being a female) have 24 hours to establish contact. Otherwise, the connection disappears for good. Interesting, right?

As for those looking for a good company to hang out with, Bumble has a BFF (Best Friend Forever) feature and for those looking to network for nurturing business, contacts can do so in the Bizz section. Bumble feature updates include a video and voice chat features that appear only when you have made a connection with them in all three areas – BFF, Date, and Bizz.

So all those folks searching Bumble Vs Tinder can learn that these two apps although they are dating apps but have a different spectrum of features that really depends on your taste and requirement.

Wingman

Dating App Wingman
Via Shopping Monster Blog

Platform: Android, iOS

If only you could let your trusted and close friends play the matchmakers for you? Wigman is the app that gives your friends the control of not just handling the perfect matches for you but also write much of your profile for you. You only come into the loop if your match likes you back. Only then you get to message that person.

If you have that kind of trustworthy circle of friends, then take the plunge and see what they find for you.

Badoo

how many dating apps are there
Via Dating Sites Guide

Platform: Android, iOS

While this dating app is on a freemium model with extra features available at a certain price tag -Badoo houses more than 370 million users from 190 countries and counting. So this gives you a wide database and options to find love.

One of the best features of Badoo is its thorough verification process ensuring every user is real and on Badoo for reasons limited to dating and not catfishing. Its verification method is based on uploaded photos, phone verifications, connected social media accounts, and more.

As for its features pertaining to finding matches, they are plenty. From Tinder-like swiping features to view profiles of the nearby users, Badoo equips its users with multiple channels.

Hily

Dating Apps
Via StayHipp

Platform: Android, iOS

Hily is a free dating app that not only verifies the identities of its users but also makes sure any offensive, disrespectful, or abusive messages are filtered before they reach the recipient.

One of the biggest drawbacks of social mobile apps is giving everyone the power to bully and abuse online. Hily clearly addresses that through efficient algorithms.

Coming to its matchmaking process, Hily utilizes a machine learning-based algorithm behind a simple swipe UI. This algorithm adjusts to your preferences and liking to make suggestions accordingly. Download and basic features are available for free, but additional features come with an in-app purchase of $9.99 per month.

These mobile apps are the future of dating; much like many applications out there that have become the main driving force behind major operations in various industries. When it comes to emotional connections and understanding, technology plays a vital role in bringing two people together from around the world. And mobile apps, in particular, are the front runners in this race.

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