Chappy is also backed by Whitney Wolfe Herd, the CEO of Bumble. Coffee Meets Bagel’s radical focus is on the quality of matches it offers, rather than an endless sea of faces you find yourself vacantly swiping through elsewhere.Every day, you’ll be offered just one single ‘holy grail’ match based on information you’ve already inputted on your tastes, preferences and hobbies.Hinge wants to help people find real relationships - not just sex.
The app launched in 2009, three years before Tinder, and it now has 380 million customers, operates in 190 countries and is available in 47 different languages. People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome.
Coffee Meets Bagel uses Facebook profile information to recommend suitors based on friends of friends. Free Chappy made headlines last year as the new gating app for gay men. As well, it wants to make gay dating a safe space, by verifying users through Facebook and only featuring images of a Chappy user’s face.
Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke co-founded the app, alongside Jack Rogers and Max Cheremkhin. It’s been described as “the anti-Tinder” - and with good reason too.
There is a dating app for everyone these days, whether you want someone who hates the same things as you do, or you want to meet someone who hangs out in the same places you do.
If you’ve recently abandoned the idea of meeting someone IRL and are just justing into the game of swiping left and right, how do you know where to start?