Valentine’s Day is around the corner and everyone is feeling love in the air. Couples are busy with their partners and singles are looking for love. So, this Valentine’s Day we help you find your special someone the apply way.
Here is the list of 14 valentine apps to make your day special.
OkCupid (Android, iOS) is an old reliable in the dating services field with its massive userbase and straightforward dating tools. But rather than rest on their laurels, OKC keeps refining and adding on features to their mobile apps, with a redesigned profile view that brings the best info on your potential matches right to the top, match percentages based on things like lifestyle, religion and ethics, as well as Instagram integration. All this is in addition to OkCupid's messaging tools, personality quizzes and other old favorites. A premium subscription adds other features, such as refined search tools and the ability to see users who have liked you. Just don't end up on Fedoras of OKCupid, please.
Tinder (Android, iOS) blazed the trail, set by Grindr, toward a new generation of swipe and scroll dating apps for the mobile set. In theory, you're not supposed to make shallow, snap judgments about potential partners, but Tinder encourages you to do just that. You create a simple profile with a handful of photos and a few sentences about yourself, then throw yourself at the Internet's mercy. The app displays singles in your area. If you like one, swipe the photo to the right; otherwise, swipe to the left. If you and a match swipe right on each other, then you can send messages and set something up. New features include GIF messaging, uploading profile photos from your phone, and the ability to 'like' chat messages.
Another app on our list of Valentine’s Day apps is Woo. It is a matchmaking app, which helps you meet the people who have similar interests as yours. The app lets you check out profiles and go through their detailed bios available on the app.
Moreover, the users will also have the opportunity to reconsider someone if they are not sure at that moment. You can also find your love through the TagSearch feature or by answering and asking interesting questions.
TrulyMadly is one of the most talked about app when it comes to dating. The app does all the heavy lifting and finds your perfect connection using powerful filters.
The app is totally safe and users can find more matches once they verify themselves via Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. All you need to do is create your profile and start.
This is quite an interesting app for all the ladies out there. The app asks women to make the first move and find the man of their dreams. The app enables women to like and approach the men they like and want to be with.
The users will have 24 hours to message the match otherwise, it disappears. Moreover, you will have the chance to get a new connection each day for another 24 hours. The app also has an interesting feature called VIBee, which gives you a badge that increases your chances of finding your perfect partner.
6. Hot or not
Hot or not is an engaging game, which will help you find out the hottest people around you. You just need to sign-in via Facebook with some of your good pictures to start playing the game.
The app will ask you your mobile number and permission to read and send messages from various people around. This is done to authenticate the user. So, find your hottest partner this Valentine’s Day and go on a hot date.
Hitch (Android, iOS) is betting on the adage that "friends know better" by letting your friends set up matches for you. Once users log in with their Facebook accounts, they can then match their friends together through built-in anonymous chat (or alternatively, you can ask a friend to introduce you if you find someone interesting). All you get is the age and gender of your match, as well as the mutual acquaintance that matched you, along with a short message. If you hit it off in the chat, you can send a Reveal Request to find out more about your match. Whether you're single and looking for a match or somebody looking to play matchmaker for two friends, there's something for you to love in Hitch.
Hinge (Android, iOS) tries to take the awkward randomness out of meeting people online by making sure that it introduces you to people that you share mutual Facebook friends with, hopefully cutting out the creep factor and trying to make sure that you have a good chance of having people, experiences and interests in common. Users log in with their Facebook accounts, enter preferences, sexual orientation, location and age. Every day at noon, the app supplies you with a field of potential matches. And, of course, because you know friends in common, you're both more accountable and less likely to act like jerks when faced with the prospect of real world social blowback. This assumes that you're actually on good terms and pretty compatible with your Facebook friends list, that is.
9. Coffee Meets Bangel
Aiming for quality over quantity, Coffee Meets Bagel (Android, iOS) brings you a single "bagel" every day: a curated match that shares mutual Facebook friends. You then have 24 hours to decide whether to like or to pass, with the app learning from your preferences. If you both express interest, CMB then brings you together in a private chatroom where you can get to know each other or plan a date. There's also an option to set up Other features, such as the ability to view your mutual friends, can be unlocked by purchasing a virtual currency called "beans".
Grindr (Android, iOS) allows gay and bisexual men to meet up with like-minded men nearby. Profile creation is a fairly minimal experience, focusing on a profile pic, user name, and a few simple questions, and choosing a "Tribe" that describes your type, and then you're up finding other users and chatting them up in minutes. Grindr is free to use and advertisement-supported, but the premium version, Grindr Xtra, offers ad-free browsing in addition to other features like adding multiple Tribes and advanced search filters. One notable downside? Unlike other dating apps, push notifications for messages require Grindr Xtra. It's been so successful that it's led to a range of competing dating apps aimed at the gay and lesbian communities.
A venerable presence in online dating, Match.com offers its mobile users a freemium dating experience on Android and iOS. Free users can set up online profiles, upload a few pictures of themselves and then engage in some online flirting with "winks", and have new matches delivered to them daily. More comprehensive features such as the ability to see who has checked out your profile and liked your pictures can be unlocked by a Match.com subscription. Match has continued to add on to its features, such as a Tinder-like Mixer, Android Wear and Apple Watch integration.
12. Plenty Of Fish
What PlentyOfFish (Android, iOS) lacks in depth, it makes up for in breadth. This free dating app is one of the largest and most popular in the world, boasting more than 70 million members spanning the whole English-speaking world. Users set up a simple profile, including age, education and profession, then search through potential matches and message them. Compared to other dating apps, the profiles aren't as robust, but the sheer multitude of users makes the app well worth a look. Plenty of Fish keeps adding small tweaks to their apps, including Chat Heads for Android users, VoIP calling for premium users, and Instagram image uploads.
13. How About We
If you're looking for the ideal first date, give How About We (Android, iOS) a try? Rather than flicking through profiles, this dating app has you describing the kind of date you want to go out on, whether it's early morning coffee, jogging, pub crawling or karaoke. Users can then check out other people's date ideas, profiles and messages, and then head off to meet them offline. Users can set up a profile and date ideas for free, with a subscription tier adding extra features. How About We is continuously tinkering with the formula, with new features such as Today, which aims for quick, on-demand dates in 5 minutes.
As Grindr is for men, Dattch is for lesbian, bi-sexual, and bi-curious women. This app offers a fun, fresh vibe for meeting other women to date or just other women to make friends with when you just moved to a new city. When you're feeling uncomfortable about chatting up other people, you can play the app's "Would You Rather" game to break the ice and meet other women who might suit your preferences.