Bumble (i OS only): Bumble was actually created by an employee of Tinder after she left the company, and was created with an intent to discourage gender issues in online dating.Bumble includes almost all of the same features as Tinder, but has two key differences – women are the only ones who can message a match first, and if they don’t message within twenty-four hours of matching the match disappears.However, its most recent update included features (such as the ability to view profiles of individuals who aren’t in your local area or undo an accidental swipe) that can only be accessed by a monthly subscription fee to an upgraded version of Tinder called Tinder Plus.Now Tinder also limits the previously unlimited number of right swipes that you can make in a set time period unless you pay the monthly fee.From your list of matches, you are able to browse others’ profiles and send messages to the people that interest you.It was actually mind-boggling how many of the different apps I downloaded had a design similar to Tinder’s, complete with swipe right/swipe left directions.
While there are definitely stories about people meeting their significant others on Tinder, those stories tend to be the exception rather than the rule!
This formula has been incredibly successful — with over 50 million users, Tinder has become a serious contender in the online dating world.
However, many online daters have some issues with Tinder’s approach to romance.
Even for devoted Tinder users, this update has been a bit of a disillusionment and many are now looking for an app to take its place.
I spent some time this week doing some research (sadly, none of which ended in a date) on the best free alternatives to Tinder currently on the market – the classics, the copy-cats, the creative, and the crazy – because at some point, we’re all going to run out of right swipes and need another app to turn to!
Plenty of Fish Plenty of Fish offers a lot of different features.