”s and received a 50% success rate (If you count “Is your tongue pierced? Please feel free to use them for yourself – and if you know of a GREAT opener, hit me up and let me hear it! For example, I came across a guy on Tinder who shared solo (shirtless) photos and a short bio, but on Bumble his photos featured himself with teammates (and with his mom! But of course, I’m currently active on not two but FIVE different dating apps, so who am I to judge?
In Conclusion: In general, I felt a better vibe from the guys on Bumble than on Tinder, but there’s a high risk involved.
Despite being in my early 20s, I am apparently a big hit with the 35 and older set.
While I understand that love knows no age (and I have no judgement for those who prefer to date outside their own age demographic), I’d like to have a bit more control over who can approach me (as I do with the other apps).
I sincerely believe that Tinder is a great way to realize just how many fish are in the sea, even if that only serves you the purpose of realizing they’re not quite the fish you’re looking for. ” – 75% response rate The high: Bumble is genuinely full of nice guys.
The low(s): There was the guy who told me he wrote me a “poem,” which turned out to be an unbelievably offensive piece of pornography that prompted me to feel like I needed to simultaneously take a shower and scream into a pillow; and of course there was the disturbingly high amount of men I accidentally “super liked.” I thought you could only “Pass” (left swipe) or “Like” (right swipe), but no – if you swipe “up,” it notifies the guy that you “Super Like” him. The fact that they know they have to wait for female-initiated conversation is a pretty good indicator that they are aware that most girls on this app are not looking for a one-time hook-up.
So I (fearfully) opted to download and create profiles on not one but five of the most popular dating apps, and I committed to spending a full month as a member of each.
Price: .99/mo on i Tunes for app access; full online access price differs by plan is one of the OG dating sites, and you’ve probably seen their very active marketing strategies.
You connect to your Facebook to make a profile, so the photos are pretty much selected for you.
Plus, no one can start a conversation with you unless you’ve already liked (or “swiped right”) them, which theoretically limits the chances of creeps (key word: theoretically). Some of them were incredibly sweet, even if they were sweet in a cringe-inducingly cheesy way (No, I’m not a Charlie’s Angel).
Price: Free (optional in-app upgrades available for purchase) Bumble is pretty similar to Tinder in that they both function on the premise of “swiping.”The thing that differentiates Bumble from Tinder is that, once mutual swiping occurs, the woman has to be the one to initiate a conversation. The low(s): First of all, it’s definitely disappointing when you have what you think is a great opening line, and then the guy never even responds.
I’m not sure why I thought I would enjoy such enormous pressure, but it is safe to say that I do not. I made a genuine effort to reach out to every single guy I matched with, and I would have liked to receive some kind of response (since they already swiped right on me) each time.