TOP 5 FREE dating apps [ 2020 Review]
Nowadays, when we all live in the era of technologies and various apps, we are sometimes too busy to date in real life. So dating apps and sites can become a great option for those people who are too busy working or simply are too shy to find their match traditionally.
We from best-matchmaking have gathered and reviewed the best dating apps and are going to share our review with you. Find out what top 5 best free dating apps are, learn about their benefits and drawbacks right now.
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Free dating apps 2020
The Internet is full of various dating offers and quite often, you do not know what is good or bad for you and start trying each and every app to find the most suitable one. And we made everything much easier and have tried 5 most popular free dating apps and analyzed all their characteristics so you could easily decide which one would meet your needs.
You should realize that there are tons of various dating apps. There are totally free online dating sites and apps and there are paid ones. But in most cases, free dating apps are not that free while they require a fee for additional services or their full package. Or you should buy a subscription to use their services to the fullest.
Everything depends on the app and the principle of its work. Below ⬇ you will find a detailed description of the best free dating apps 2020.
Ꙭ See all the pros and cons and decide which one is the best for you.
1- Tinder – one of the best dating apps for relationships
Tinder is probably one of the most popular names in the dating industry. Even the laziest people have heard about it. Tinder is a dating app that is good for both a long-term relationship and just a hookup.
Thousands of people have been swiping it.
Lots of our customers have also used this dating app. The principle is very easy. If you like the picture, you swipe it to the right, if you don’t like it, swipe to the left. One of the good things is that you can see people’s location and choose singles in your area.
But this feature is available only in the paid version of the app, so, as you can understand, the app is not totally free. Let’s see what are the pros and cons of Tinder and why you should or should not use it.
Pros of Tinder
- Lots of free features;
- Easy to use;
- Tons of dating profiles;
- Possibility to find a partner for different purposes – a hookup, long-term relationships, pen pal, etc.;
- Low price.
Cons of Tinder
- Most features you need for a serious relationship are paid;
- The profiles are not verified, you can easily meet a scammer;
- Lots of people are not looking for any relationships, just for one night stands.
2- Coffee Meets Bagel – another leader in the chart of best free dating apps 2020
....Which is one more popular dating app. “Bagels” are curated matches they send you daily at noon. One of the best benefits of this app is that their profiles are deeper and more detailed than on Tinder. Lots of users confess the app is a bit confusing.
It has too many features and tricks. It is not very easy to learn how to use that app. The app is better for men while it has more female users. As a rule, you have just 24 hours to like or pass your Bagel. If your likes coincide, you can have a private chat and set up a date.
The chat lasts seven days only. A computer algorithm defines your matches but also it uses your Facebook friends and “friends of friends” to select matches for you. Let’s see what the pros and cons of that app are. Lots of people complain about such notifications as "Show [Match Name] who's boss and break the ice today!" that are very pushy and frustrating.
Pros of CMB
- A wide choice of single women (There are more females than males using it);
- Profiles are more detailed.
Cons of CMB
- Too pushy notifications;
- The pressure to exchange phone numbers or meet in real life while your private chat expires in a week;
- The profiles you receive may not meet your expectations and requirements;
- The app has glitches.
3- Bumble – a user-friendly dating app
Bumble is another popular app in the list of the best dating apps. At first sight, you may find it similar to Tinder but when you start using it, you realize it’s different. One of the biggest differences is that a woman should message a man first within 24 hours if they match.
Men do not have the same option; they can only extend matches for 24 hours more. Women can also do that by the way. The app if for same-gender couples as well, and in such couples, both can message each other first.
24 hours is a bit tough while you may not even gather your thoughts and can only say “hello” and that’s it. Just like in Tinder, you may swipe profiles and see more pictures, and so on. The good thing is that the app prohibits pornographic material, so it is pretty safe and you won’t face any disrespect here.
Pros of Bumble
- Easy to use;
- Low cost;
- Good for shame men while women initiate the conversation;
- No pornographic material, users have to respect one another.
Cons of Bumble
- LGBT users have more options;
- Women have to initiate conversation and that is not good for all women;
- Profiles do not contain much information (just 5-6 pictures and that’s it);
- Not very good for international dating.
4- Facebook dating – an innovation in the world of FREE dating apps
If you are an active social media user, this app is exactly for you. What can be better than using the social media platform not only for your everyday needs but also for dating? It means that you do not even need to install an additional app. The only bad thing is that the list of countries for which it is available is limited yet.
If you have used Facebook for communicating with your friends, now you can do it to find your partner. All you need to do is to tap on the menu in the upper-right corner of your Facebook app. Tap the Dating option and See More if necessary. After you tap Get Started, you should complete a couple of steps and create a profile.
Keep in mind that FB knows a lot about you and it facilitates the process. All that data will be used for your search. If you are not happy with sharing some of your data, you may remove it. If you worry your friends will see you are using the dating app, don’t worry, Facebook doesn’t show this information to your friends.
The Pros of Facebook dating app
- No need to install a separate app, you can use your main FB app;
- Easy to message those people you like;
- “Secret crush” feature allowing you to choose up to nine profiles from your Facebook friends or Instagram followers you like and know whether they also like you (if they have a dating profile, too).
The Cons of Facebook dating app
- Poor privacy (Facebook knows all the information about you and uses it for your dating process);
- The app is available for the USA and South American countries’ only, so if your goal is to meet a foreign woman from other countries, it won’t help;
- The app is a bit slow; you may wait a couple of days until your first matches arrive.
5- Plenty of Fish – a free dating app by one of the free online dating sites
Plenty of Fish or POF is well-known to the majority of online daters while it is one of the oldest totally free online dating sites. Back in May 2017, the site had 90 million users. In such a variety of online dating profiles, it is surely much easier to find your match. The site has developed its own free dating app.
They took lots of features of other dating apps. For example, they added the swiping principle of Tinder and the ability to see matches near you just like in the Happn dating app. They composed all the features and added something from them, for example, their “Spark” system.
The system allows quoting any part of the profile of your math. You can pass the chemistry test of your likes and dislikes. You will be matched with people having the same interests and goals. The app is totally free, so it won’t cost you anything to browse your matches. Although it takes a lot of time to sign up.
The Pros of POF
- Completely free;
- Has lots of convenient features borrowed from other apps;
- Offers chemistry tests;
- Available for both iOS and Android.
The Cons of POF
- The sign-up process is very time-consuming and inconvenient;
- Might be good for chatting and flirting but it is difficult to find love.
Conclusion: Free dating apps are not totally free!
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We from best-matchmaking have reviewed TOP 5 FREE dating apps to show you all the pros and cons. Not all free dating apps appeared to be totally free while as a rule, you should get a substation or pay for extra services. The fee is not that high but still, be ready to pay for using them.
Of course, none of the apps will guarantee you the result or will prevent you from meeting a scammer. Most of the apps are good to meet singles in your area but not in foreign countries. Check out
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Written by Katrina El, a practicing psychologist, professional matchmaker and founder of the Slavic marriage agency Best-Matchmaking.com.
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