Romantic comedies, chic literature and countless love songs would have us believe that there is a perfect someone out there for each of us, but as the world becomes more connected and our options grow and grow the possibility of finding “the one” seems like a ridiculous and completely impossible pipe dream! So how do you go about the search for a compatible partner in this day in age? Why get your hands on a good dating app of course!
So you are fed up of hooking up with people in a night club, perhaps you are just longing some companionship or a little bit of fun? Well whatever it is that tickles your fancy there is a dating app out there to best suit your dating needs!
First up is Tinder, the dating app that has taken the world by storm! This app requires you to log in via your Facebook profile account and then shows you eligible men and ladies in your vicinity. Tinder shows you pics of other Tinderers and then allows you to tick yes if you find them attractive based on the photo that they’ve uploaded. If someone likes your photo and they like yours you are matched! This mean that you can start chatting to each other if you wish to! Tinder is mostly but not totally shallow however, you are shown potential matches because of your mutual interests and likes on Facebook. This is useful as it provides a topic of conversation for you if you decide to have a chat!
Men, men, men, Manhunt is one for men only! This application allows its users to hook up with gay or bisexual men in their locality. This is a location based service so you are provided with a list of interested men based on the area you are in. This of course has its limitations as men in urban areas will be provided with a lot more options. An important addition to Manhunt is the Block List where you can send possible suitors that you may have no interest in or those who may have caused you offence. So if you have an ex in the vicinity using Manhunt you can ensure that they are on the Block List in an instant! Once you see someone of interest in Manhunt you can simply send them a private mail and get the conversation going!
Where Tinder and Manhunt can be used for NSA hook-ups nothing promotes these with quite as much vigor as the controversial dating app DOWN. Formerly known as Bang with Friends, this app allows you to hook up with Facebook friends that you fancy! Users log in via Facebook and get to start selecting their “Attractive Friends”. DOWN isn’t just limited to your own Facebook friends but also allows you to check out friends of friends that use the app. By connecting you through this method there is a certain safety provided, you can check with you mate whether meeting up with an individual is a good idea or not! DOWN is not for those who shy away from shallowness but it is fun and it does help you find out if that Facebook friend fancies you or not!