There is not only Tinder: dating apps to use on Valentine’s Day
Although loneliness is not a problem for many, since this time is important to learn to know and love yourself, There are others who prefer to have a company for special dates, such as February 14.
If you are single or single, coming out of a love disappointment, looking to take a risk to meet someone new or just want to have a good time with someone on Valentine’s Day, this note is for you.
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Yes, we already know that in Colombia Valentine’s Day is officially celebrated in September, but there are several citizens who choose to do it in February as well. A respectable decision, because any day of the year is good to remember love and friendship, more in this time in which isolation by the coronavirus has alienated us from the people we appreciate.
So, for those who want to do something special next Sunday, but are alone, here we bring you a list of applications that you can use. How about a pleasant surprise? There are options for all tastes.
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Let’s start with an application that has a national stamp. The premise of this platform is to connect people not only through the photos other users see, but also through their tastes, affinities, and common activities that they may have with other people.
How do they do that? Through questions that are answered when registering and that the application’s algorithm uses to correctly connect two related users.
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According to his description, “Layk, more than a dating app, is an exclusive singles community.” To enter, it is necessary to have a LinkedIn account, since that “guarantees” one of its biggest promises: “Safety and quality of the community”.
Also, to inspire real dates that transcend ‘online’, the platform displays sites and plans for a “perfect” first date. You can search by location, category, date and price.
It has around 300 billion downloads worldwide and was founded long before tinder.
In 2006, this platform was born, which operates in 180 countries around the world, but its main activity is focused on Latin America. So if you want to find a company that crosses borders, this app can help you.
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They say that the key to succeeding on this site is to be as honest as possible with the information that is recorded. They clarify that not only can you find a partner, but also friends.
If as a user you are looking for something more sophisticated, the application has a ‘premium’ option that allows you, among other things, to see who added it to your favorites, Find out who ‘liked’ your profile or bounce back if you missed someone who caught your eye.
If you do a quick search on your cell phone, you will realize that this application is one of the first to appear. She has an option that makes her different from other sites: here the conversation is started by women. After a ‘match’ is made, that is, a connection with another user, if the woman does not initiate the dialogue, the connection expires.
They clarify that “Bumble is designed to dismantle some of the antiquated conventions of heterosexual dating and, therefore, the rules do not affect same-sex connections.” This means that if there is a connection between two women, either of them has 24 hours to take the first step.
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The company also ensures that the platform is a social movement that promotes friendly, equal, honest and respectful treatment at every step of a relationship, whether online or in real life.
It is ideal, too, for someone who just moved to a city and doesn’t know anyone, as they can search for friends in their area. For this there is the option ‘Bumble BFF’.
Of course: Tinder
It is perhaps one of the most recognized and with good reason: it is the most used in the world. The main page displays the profiles of people who meet the characteristics of interest specified by the user (sex, distance and age range).
If someone likes you they have to swipe to the right or, if not, to the left. The application will notify you when a ‘match’ happens, that is, that two people like each other. Afterwards, both will have the possibility to speak through a private chat.
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Tinder has a paid version with extra functions that allows, among other things, to see the people who have selected it among their tastes.
Recently, launched the option to make video calls, a key feature in times of pandemic.
You could use it if you decide to go outside and see someone who catches your eye, as this app recommends people that you have met in a place within 250 meters and who fit your predetermined interests. If two people like each other they can start a conversation.
Be careful, if you go out this Sunday, remember to comply with all biosecurity protocols to avoid contagion.
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Although it has not had the popularity that was expected, Facebook Dating is an option for those who do not want to download applications, but have an account on this social network.
In order to enter it is important to have the most updated version of Facebook (the application). Once in that app, look for a box in the menu that says ‘See more’. In the new available vignettes, press the option ‘Couples’.
If the application has been used before, the option will be available from the initial menu.
Before making the profile, it is clarified: “We do not suggest Facebook friends in Couples nor will we notify them that you joined.” That is to say: your Facebook friends, added from the social network, will not be suggested as possible people to meet on ‘Dating’.
Once the warning appears, you must press ‘Start’.
From that moment on, suggestions will begin to arrive from people who, depending on the tastes that the application knows about users, believe that they can be liked and have the same intentions to meet each other. They can be dismissed by pressing the X or start chatting with that person by pressing the heart icon, if they also indicated that you want to meet them.
It is a model quite similar to Tinder, its differences lie in the location.
Key to keep in mind that Facebook, having much more information about the user, could more effectively find someone related. Tinder, on the other hand, relies more on what users say about themselves, but not what they do.
Final fact: did you know that Colombia was the country that Facebook chose to do its tests before launching its dating app on the market?
It is an application designed for gay men. It uses a georeferencing system that shows the closest people, that is, there is no type of filter, at least not in the free version.
It is also not mandatory to identify yourself. You can speak to the person of interest directly and wait for their response.
Grindr is often used to arrange sexual encounters, although this is not always the case. That is why it is important to specify whether you are looking for a friendly relationship or dating on your profile.