Happn matches you with people who are located nearby.It's a cool concept and helpful for people who want to meet someone in a more organic manner.You can still send a message -- it just won't show up in the recipient's inbox unless you match.Because who doesn't enjoy sending a thoughtful message to someone who might never see it?It's basically the first stop for those entering the dating world.
Coffee Meets Bagel hopes to offer people better-quality matches by sending curated matches, or "bagels," each day at noon.
Profiles are a lot more in-depth than most online dating sites, and if you answer a seemingly endless series of questions (much like a personality test), they will spit out a reasonable Match/Enemy percentage ratio on profiles to help you gauge compatibility based on interests.
Changes in the last few years have made Ok Cupid a bit more like Tinder (both owned by the same company) focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without matching with them first.
Hinge finally won me over, becoming my favorite dating app in 2019.
Originally the app focused on common connections and mutual friends that you and a potential partner shared on Facebook, which was a gimmick I was never sold on. Hinge has designed the app to make user profiles more engaging (and helpful) than on apps like Tinder.