Perhaps because they’re paying, people on the app definitely treat it more seriously.We noticed both a different type of person and questions on Match compared to the likes of Tinder and Bumble.But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.
However there are also plenty of people using Tinder just for hook-ups.You can pay money for premium features including Tinder Passport (the ability to swipe through matches elsewhere in the world, say, before a trip) and Rewind, for those times when you swipe left too hastily and immediately regret it. While Tinder is often used as a hookup app, some people use it for dating.Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.There’s a twist though: after you match, you only have 24 hours to start the conversation, otherwise he’ll disappear forever.
Similarly, your match only has 24 hours to reply – if he does though, the time limit disappears for future messages.Despite this, every day at noon, our phone pings with a message saying “Wow! Despite supposedly learning our tastes, we didn’t find our matches particularly great and because you get so few a day, it can be a rather long journey to finding someone you actually want to talk to, let alone go out with. Hinge: Free Hinge has a slick design and is meant to be for people who are over games and being treated like a “playing card”.You’re asked to put in lots of details (including your height, which is rare) in order to create your “story” – for example, what you’re watching, what you spend most of your money on or how you’d describe yourself in three emoji.The unique thing about Huggle is that you pick (initially five of) your favourite places – be they shops, restaurants or parks – and then find people who go there too.It’s all about location, but you can’t add more places to your list until you’ve visited them.You can then “like” different aspects of someone’s story, be that a picture or one of their answers – you only get a handful of likes a day though.