Go to virt chat?
There we can talk face to face.
Write me message, if you like me!
Not too long ago ago, people had to actually go out and speak to someone face-to-face if they were hoping to date and ultimately hookup. I've said this a million times before and I'll say it again: OkCupid's advertising is outstanding. Happn Happn uses your current location to alert you of other users nearby. Think of Zoosk as Facebook for dating. Online dating is hard, y'all — but so is dating in person. Instead, they can just browse through potential partners, messaging the ones they're interested in. Using the app is simple: View a photo, swipe right to show the person you're interested, or left to indicate a pass.
OkCupid genuinely wants dating to be a good experience for you, and their multi-faceted matchmaking and modern vibe help you steer clear of feeling like a loser talking to people online. There's no desktop version most modern apps will skip that , but the smartphone app is really hip and slick. They suggest three to seven highly suitable matches a day based on a matching process that takes your relationship preferences, education, location, and personality into account. Once you register, you can find people in your area, of your age, or of your affiliation or all of these.
My last serious relationship came from OkCupid. It's a cool concept and helpful for people who want to meet someone in a more organic manner. While it can be used to couple up and find local matches that you never knew existed, you can also get involved in local LGBTQ events, read LGBTQ news, and make friends through its social-media like feed. Image Credit: Shutterstock.
The downsides: The desktop version's setup is possibly the most boring, thrown-together-at-the-last-minute looking thing I've ever seen. I'm in the United States, and most of my matches were from Europe — which is fine if you're just looking to bitch about the same thing together, but not awesome if you're trying to start a legitimate relationship. Frankly, if I saw a cute guy in a coffee shop, I'd just approach him rather than check to see if he's on Happn.