Even more good news: The app now calls out users who are already in relationships, putting their Facebook relationship status on the app so no one is deceived. I don't think I need to explain it since it seems to be just as popular with Millennials as Tinder, but it is worth including since it has such a large network of people to choose from.
If the lady doesn't start a convo with a match within 24 hours, the chat disappears forever, providing an incentive to actually make connections with people rather than just playing the "who'll make the first move" waiting game.
While it's true (and great) that many women may already feel empowered enough to send the first message, Bumble is a fun Tinder alternative for girls who are on the shy side.
It has a Tinder-like feature called "Quickmatch" where you can swipe through people nearby — if you both "liked" each other, it lets you know (although you can chat with them either way, unlike on Tinder).
I can't even tell you how much of my life has been spent staring blankly at the Ok Cupid app — trust me, I wouldn't steer you wrong.
If I'm feeling particularly salty about the IRL pool of suitors, I'm comforted by the fact that I could swipe through Tinder until my fingers bleed and still not run out of potential friends/lovers/boyfs.
(If you live in a less populated city, this may not hold true, but it still beats hanging out at the same dive bar hoping a sexy stranger will sweep you off your feet, right?
By turning on your location services, the app shows you people you've "crossed paths with," within one city-block.
Then, like Tinder, you can "like" someone which opens up the option to chat.
CMB functions a little differently than Tinder: You get only one match — called a "bagel" — a day, every day at noon (it sends you a push notification to let you know when it's ready).
Then you can either "accept" or "pass" on this person; if you both accept, then a chat line opens up and stays active for a week.
Plus, reading typo-ridden messages and profiles is half the fun of Ok Cupid, so you can do that to kill time on the subway, even if the more serious "soulmate search" isn't your cup of tea.