14 February 2020

    Megan Ellis

    Looking for love? Try these apps

    For our readers who are looking for love, we share apps that will help them find it this Valentine’s Day.

    There are a variety of apps out there to help singles find love or help you enjoy the single life more. In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, we take a look at some of the apps that you can try out – including dating apps and general meetup apps. But before you start reading, download the My Vodacom App and buy personalised Just 4 You data offers to help you download the apps below.

    Dating apps

    Dating apps are a staple for many single people looking for romance. There’s definitely no shortage out there. 

    Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps, allowing you to swipe through profiles to find a match. If you and another user both like each other’s profiles, the app will notify you and you can message each other.

    Bumble is another dating app you can try. It works mostly the same way as Tinder but has a 24-hour first message window before a match is lost. When a woman and man are matched on the app, the woman is required to message first. In same-sex couples, either person can send the first message. Profiles are more in-depth and users say the app tends to attract people who are looking for more than a casual hookup. 

    Meanwhile, Hinge promotes itself as the dating app that’s ‘meant to be deleted’ – which means they intend to find you a long-term relationship. The app suggests people based on shared interests and feedback on your matches. 

    Meet-and-greet and event apps

    Dating apps aren’t the only apps that are great for single people. There are also apps that are about meeting new people in general or enjoying nearby events. 

    Eventbrite lets you know about different events near your city or current location. These range from industry events like workshops to fun festivals and markets.

    Meetup is another event app that focuses on social gatherings to meet new people. You can find speed dating meetups near you, as well as markets, exercise clubs, classes and more. 

    You can also use Facebook to find interesting events near you that your friends are attending.

    Remember safety always comes first. For advice about online dating safety, read this article.

    Megan Ellis