Each year, the online dating professional, Julie Spira creates and puts out a list of dating apps that she thinks are the best. Many singles are starting to use these apps, in fact, over 200 million people are now using dating applications as a way to meet people. The newest Pew report, that was reviewing on-line dating, says that 7% of the people who use mobile devices for apps are saying that they have used a dating application to meet people on their cell phone. Dating applications help to widen your circle of people and in turn can help you find someone more compatible to you that you probably would have never met, had it not been for a dating app. Here is the list for this year:
1. The mobile app Tinder-
Tinder has now been available to users for more than a year. They are a location-based application that is growing at fast rates. They have found out that 54% of the people using their application are between 18 and 24 years old and they also found that 31.6% of them are between 25 and 34 years old.
2. The mobile app Let’s Date-
The founders of this application have stated that they think their application is the new “instagram” of dating. The people who choose to use this application with their device will be able to make their date card using Facebook Connect. The reports from Let’s Date state that 55% of their members are between the ages of 18 and 24 and 40% of them are between the ages of 24 to 35.
3. The mobile app Zoosk-
This is now the 4th time that Zoosk has had the luck of being put on this list. They are a dating application that tries to find partners for people using a big data and algorithmic recommendation tool.
4. The mobile app Badoo- This is a dating application that was release in 2006 and it is completely free. Over 197 million different people use this application. It has a game-like feel to it and has over 100,000 new people adding it as an app to their phone every day.
5. The mobile app Pleanty of Fish-
For this dating application, it is the 3rd year in a row on this list. This application has over 2 million people who log on every day.
6. The mobile app Meet Moi-
Meet Moi clearly states that they are not just another dating service for on-line, they in fact are a mobile matchmaker that happens to go into the social discovery category.
7. The mobile app Skout–
Being one of the earliest mobile dating applications, Skout was released in 2008. They are a dating app that helps people to find their matches or to find friends in over 100 countries throughout the world. Skout is location-based and are available for use on iOS and Android operating systems. Skout also owns Nixter and Fuse. In 2013, they reported having more than 500 million different people using their application.
The Skout application is able to find matches for you by using your GPS to identify your general location, they do not identify your precise location, so that you can see who is near by that might be the one.
8. The mobile app Grindr-
This is now year three for this application to be on this list. They have determined that the average member of their application spends around 2 hours of the day on the application and will log in about 8 times in a day.
9. The mobile app OkCupid-
This application is free and is also location-based. They also have a website available for use, to make things easier on the users.
10. The mobile app How About We-
This application gives their users an off-line dating service that is for couples and singles.