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  • We say: A globe-trotting wingman who knows you too well. Eclectic and diverse.

  • Yes:

    • "Flavors" system let's you filter by personality, such as Open-Minded Nerds, Kinky Beard Lovers, Globetrotters, etc.

    • Diverse Userbase

    • In depth profiles

  • Meh:

    • Time-consuming profile setup

    • User complaints about spam and fake profiles

  • Userbase: 35M+, very diverse

  • Cost:

    • One month: $19.95

    • Three months: $14.95/month

    • Six months: $9.95/month

  • Free version: Yes, but you can't see who liked you.

  • iOS App: Yes.

  • Android App: Yes.

  • Best for ages: 18-50

  • Safety: Solid, but some user complaints. Low Trust Pilot rating. 

  • Help & Support: Helpful FAQs and prompt customer service.

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"Best for sapiosexuals
looking for a
personality match"

  • We say: THE mix-and-mingle spot for those seeking everything from casual dates to soulmates.

  • Yes:

    • First ever online dating site with millions of members. 

    • Robust fake profile defense; keeping it real.

    • Sign-up is short and sweet

  • Meh:

    • Perhaps a bit dusty; like an old love letter.

  • Userbase: A whopping 21.5 million – talk about plenty of fish!

  • Cost:

    • 1 Month: $45 to $50 / month

    • 3 Months: $32 - $35 / month

    • 6 Months: $23 - $25 / month

    • 1 Year: $19 - $20  / month

    • + various premium add-on options

  • Free version: Yes: browse, upload photos, send likes, receive communications from paying users

  • iOS app: Yes.

  • Android app: Yes.

  • Recommended Ages: 35-50+

  • Safety: Fake profile terminator; profile and photos review

  • Help & Support: There's an online contact form and a comprehensive FAQ section, but they're playing hard to get on weekends.

DALL·E 2023-12-29 16.59.12 - Illustration of a mixed-ethnicity woman, about 65 years old,

"The O.G. of dating apps"


  • We say: Hook-ups are as easy as swiping right. For those seeking something more serious, swipe left to another app.

  • Yes:

    • King of Swipes!

    • Leading platform for casual relationships.

    • Communicate with matches for free

  • Meh:

    • Not ideal for the serious relationship minded

    • Profile spam

    • Ads

  • Userbase: Super large. Over 75 million active users, predominantly young singles.

  • Cost:

    • Tinder Plus: This tier offers unlimited likes, rewinds (the ability to undo a swipe), 5 Super Likes per day, 1 Boost per month (increasing your profile visibility), Passport feature (to swipe in any location), and no ads. The cost for Tinder Plus is typically around $9.99 per month for users under 30, and $19.99 per month for users over 30.

    • Tinder Gold: Includes all the features of Tinder Plus, along with the ability to see who likes you before you swipe and new top picks every day. Tinder Gold generally costs around $29.99 per month, with a price reduction for longer commitments (6 months or yearly).

    • Tinder Platinum: This is the highest tier, including all features of Tinder Gold and Plus, plus the ability to send a message before matching and having your likes and Super Likes prioritized over others. The pricing for Tinder Platinum is typically higher than Gold, often around $39.99 per month, with discounts for longer subscription plans.

  • Free version: Limited swipes and basic functionality, but communicate with matches.
    Paid subscriptions heavily incentivized.

  • iOS app: Yes.

  • Android app: Yes.

  • Recommended Ages: Best for the younger crowd, but also used by the 40+ crowd.

  • Safety: They do make an effort to get people to have safer encounters, but in a super-casual app like Tinder, there is inherent risk.

  • Help & Support: Not great - an online form.

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"The quality fast-food joint of the dating world."


  • We say: Bumble flips traditional dating dynamics, making it a great platform for those looking for respectful, empowering interactions in the dating scene.

  • Yes:

    • Women take the lead

    • Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF expand the scope beyond just dating

    • High-quality userbase

    • High-quality profiles with videos and voice samples

  • Meh:

    • Matches expire after 24 hours

  • Userbase: Large and diverse, high quality profiles

  • Cost:

    • Premium Lifetime: $149.99

    • Premium 6 months: $99.99

    • Premium 3 months: $59.99

    • Premium 1 month: $29.99

    • Premium 1 week: $13.99

    • Premium 1 day: $3.49

  • Free version: Yes, limited Likes, but communicate with matches

  • iOS app: Yes.

  • Android app: Yes.

  • Recommended Ages: Best for a broad range of ages, from 20 to 50+

  • Safety: High emphasis on security. Foto verification and reporting system. Zero tolerance policy for harassment.

  • Help & Support: Responsive support team, FAQs, guides.

DALL·E 2024-01-23 15.20.01 - Create an illustration of a Caucasian woman, about 35 years o

"Tinder is King, but Bumble is Queen"


  • We say: A top pick for those seeking meaningful connections within the Black community.

  • Yes:

    • Largest dating site for Black singles in the US

    • Quick and simple signup process

  • Meh:

    • No in-depth personality tests

  • Userbase: 1M+

  • Cost:

    • 1-month subscription: $4.19 per week

    • 3-month subscription: $3.99 per week ($13.96 per month)

    • 6-month subscription: $2.99 per week ($11.96 per month)

  • Free version: Searching and viewing profiles but communication requires a paid membership.

  • iOS app: Yes.

  • Android app: Yes

  • Recommended Ages: 30+

  • Safety: Safety tips, anonymous browsing

  • Help & Support: Online form; email responses provided but may not always address the specific question. No live chat or phone support.

DALL·E 2023-12-29 16.53.35 - Illustration of an African American man, about 35 years old,

"Uniting souls, celebrating Black love"


  • We say: Your jet-setting matchmaker.

  • Yes:

    • Multi-national

    • "Let's Mingle" group chats – because flirting is more fun in a crowd.

    • Real-time broadcasting

    • Mood sharing feature

  • Meh:

    • Higher priced

  • Userbase: 4.5 million members worldwide.

  • Cost:

    • 150 credits: $49.99

    • 600 credits: $149.99

    • 1500 credits: $299.99

  • Free version: Yes, but no communications

  • iOS app: No

  • Android app: Yes

  • Best for ages: 30+

  • Safety: Basic safety features.

  • Help & Support: 24/7 support for paying members.

DALL·E 2024-01-23 15.16.41 - Create an illustration of a hip and fun older Caucasian male,

"Your global matchmaker"

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