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?
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But if you're someone who procrastinates, Bumble may not be for you.Knowing very little about a person can also make initial messaging a lot more challenging.You'll need to wade through a sea of profiles, which makes it easy to pass over people you might have given a chance under different circumstances. I have friends who've met spouses through Ok Cupid. In fact, I've been on Ok Cupid, on and off, for roughly the last 11 years.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.However, Ok Cupid has pointed out that these changes did help lower the number of offensive messages people received, which might be a worthwhile trade-off.Unfortunately in my experience Ok Cupid has become a bit of a ghost town.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.Bumble also has a BFF feature to help you meet new people, but that's really not the focus of a dating app gallery, so I'll save it for another time.Whether you're looking for a hookup, friendship or an LTR (long-term relationship), Tinder has you covered.