This free app lets users swipe “yes” or “no” on potential matches. If two users swipe “yes” to each other, they are then able to text through Tinder’s interface. Launched in September 2012, Tinder had an estimated 500,000 users in its first sixth months, with a day-over-day growth rate of 5%. Popular with younger folk – it’s average user is 23 – Tinder users have rated each other’s profiles 4.5 billion times, and have been matched up to 50 million times. Tinder works because it takes rejection off the table, and taps into a distinctly millennial activity – texting.
Busymatch is a adult dating service for guys and girls who are looking for casual sex, no-strings-attached(NSA) relationships. What also makes Busymatch so special is that we match our members based on chemistry. No other site does it! This means you can actually see if you have chemistry with guys and girls before meeting them. You’ll be able to tell right away if things are going to sizzle without actually setting up a date.
Popular free online dating site OkCupid expanded into an app which lets users browse profiles, send messages, and seek blind dates with its crazy blind date feature. OkCupid uses algorithms to match users with those of similar interests. OkCupid has around 30 million total users, with over 1 million unique users logging in every day.
How About We
Positing itself as the “offline” dating site, How About We lets users propose a date, which another user can then opt in to. Designed to also be used as a discount site for couples, How About We plans activities for two people, offering discounts of up to 75%. Anecdotally, its users tend to be older than those on Tinder, and the questions on each person’s profile appeal to sophisticated professionals.
This web-turned-iPhone app organizes group dates for users. Date candidates pick two “wingmen,” pay $20 per person, and are then matched up with another group of three friends. The app pays for the first round of drinks, leaving the rest of the night up to the group. With investment from Y Combinator, it’s hoping to stand out by removing the awkwardness of one-on-one first-time meetings.