With online dating becoming more of the norm, finding true love online through a dating app has pretty much become our version of a modern-day romance. Millenials are ditching finding true love the old-fashioned way, and instead of subjecting themselves to painful blind dates, and scoping for love through physical interaction, they’re taking their flirting online and using dating apps to do their dirty work for them. Online dating apps have made finding romance as simple as swiping left or right, double tapping the like button and sliding into someone’s DMs. Not all dating apps are alike though. With so many dating apps on the market, it can be hard to weed out the good ones, but a recent study has revealed which apps men and women between 18-34 are using to find love.
Take a look at these five dating apps millennials are using to get dates.
According to the Piper Jaffray survey, Tinder was ranked the highest amongst all the online dating apps when it comes to millennials finding real love. Apart of the reason is the app was deemed so successful due to how “user-friendly” it’s considered to be. Due to Tinder being easy to navigate, millennials can benefit from a dating app that matches their high tech-savvy skillset. Tinder’s concept is fairly simple: a short bio, a few pictures, and a swipe left or right make the simple system effective amongst the Gen Y and Millennials looking to snag dates.
The second most popular dating app amongst young men and women is Bumble. Bumble originally gained popularity due to its focus on giving women more power on dating apps. With women having more control over who they choose to connect with the app quickly became a favorite. Since it’s release, Bumble has expanded with both Bumble BFF, for finding friends and Bumble Bizz, for making professional connections. Thus making the app company a favorite amongst young women and men,
The third most popular dating app is an oldie, but a goodie. Despite launching back in 2004, OkCupid has remained a favorite amongst millennials despite their countless changes and updates. Cupid’s motto of “dating deserves better,” has made it a point to focus on helping users foster more real and deeper connections.
Despite PlentyofFish’s reputation of being nothing more than a hookup-based dating app, it ranks popular amongst men and women between the ages of 18 to 34 and still has plenty of loyal users.
5. Coffee Meets Bagel
One of the newer dating apps on the market, Coffee Meets Bagel was the fifth highest ranked dating app amongst millennials and Gen Y. The apps ADORABLE slogan of finding your “everything bagel” to its unique format makes this app a winner amongst young men and women. Male users are given 21 matches (a.k.a. “bagels”) each day at noon, and they can like or pass on each one — then women are shown men who’ve already liked them and can choose who among that bunch they want to connect with.