The app is easy to use but we personally found the number of messages, winks, views and favourites we received overwhelming. Download for iOS , Android or Windows Phone 5. You got 4 matches today! Extra dedicated users can spend money and even exchange messages with a match-maker too. It made a nice change to have lots of information about people including little quirky details. The app claims to learn your tastes too, although it seems rare to start conversations.
Download for iOS 7. Free Like most apps, signing in with Facebook makes it very easy and quick to set up a profile. The unique thing about Huggle is that you pick initially five of your favourite places — be they shops, restaurants or parks — and then find people who go there too. However, if your potential suitors have previously checked-in on Facebook to the same places as you, that will appear on their profiles.
When signing up, you have to verify your profile in one of various ways, for example by sending a selfie mimicking a certain pose, which hopefully limits scammers too. Download for iOS , Android or Windows Phone The Verdict: Millions of matches at your fingertips… inbox management can be overwhelming. We wish sites would be more transparent about their fees. However, they do have a live help service at their homepage to talk you through joining.
Uses compatibility testing to match you with someone who shares the same worldview as you. The lengthy survey you must complete before you sign up. It is s of questions long and asks many probing questions about religion and moral views. The price and process mean only the dedicated remain — but equally, can lead to people dropping out mid-process. Free to join and to have limited contact with members. You can connect with Facebook so getting started is much quicker than with other sites.
A one step Facebook log-in process leads on to a few simple questions the most obvious — height, kids, whether you drink or smoke , a description and a photo — then you are in. You can browse a selection of pictures and ages before logging in, anything more specific requires you to become a member. Members can search by interest, location or age. To use the site fully — sending unlimited messages to other members — payment is required.
As with many free or low-cost sites, ads can be frequent and feel spammy. However, perhaps controversially, arguably this is more of a pro than a con — as the saying goes, opposites attract! But too many filters and rigid check-boxes can have you dismiss huge numbers of people at once — something that apps like Bumble, Happn and Tinder tried to do away with though that brings its own set of issues.
One 5ft 10in friend reports she saw only potential men to browse when she logged in to Match. When she reduced her height to 5ft 9in, that rocketed to almost 2, A full 1, men would have unknowingly discounted this amazing person because of 2. It seems unavoidable that if we have filters and tick-boxes for features and likes or dislikes, we could be cutting off literally thousands of potential suitors because of something we might have thought minor or irrelevant if we met in the flesh.
Yet many friends of mine who had previously ruled out anyone with children on a dating site are now happily dating or married to single parents they met in real life. With judgemental tick-boxes they would have filtered out the very person they are in love with now. But the moment they spoke in real life, they were hooked. The moral of this story is: Be open minded, people! Plenty of Fish Pros: Quick to join, lots of interactions, constant flow of fresh members.