xenmaster's guide to online dating

Now that the pandemic is over, lots of people are looking to get back out there. Here is a definitive guide to how different dating apps work to determine which is best for you based on whether or not you are looking short-term fun or a long term relationship!


  • Tinder

    Freemium Android iPhone HUAWEI AppGallery Kindle Fire Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience:

    • Hot guys too lazy to go looking in the real world.
    • Women looking for guys hotter than the ones around them.

    Gimmick: Swipe left / swipe right

     

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  • Grindr

    Freemium Android Blackberry Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience: Gay dudes, preferably fitting in with the insanely high body standards that gay men online have.

    Gimmick: See target audience.

     

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  • Bumble

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience:

    • Hot guys too lazy to go looking in the real world.
    • Women looking for guys hotter than the ones around them.

    Gimmick: Women have to message first, ensuring annoying ugly guys are not bothering the ladies on here.

     

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  • Hinge

    Free Android iPhone Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience:

    • Hot guys too lazy to go looking in the real world.
    • Women looking for guys hotter than the ones around them.

    Gimmick: More classy way to hookup.

     

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  • Match.com

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Apple Watch Android Wear Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience:

    • Hot guys too lazy to go looking in the real world.
    • Women looking for guys hotter than the ones around them.

    Gimmick: More ancient than the Code of Hammurabi

     

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  • OkCupid

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience:

    • Hot guys too lazy to go looking in the real world.
    • Women looking for guys hotter than the ones around them.

    Gimmick: Less old-school than Match.com

     

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  • Coffee Meets Bagel

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience:

    • Hot guys too lazy to go looking in the real world.
    • Women looking for guys hotter than the ones around them.

    Gimmick: Slows down the pace of the hookups so they will feel like relationships.

     

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  • Plenty of Fish (POF)

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Windows Phone Website

    Category: Hookups

    Target Audience:

    • Hot guys too lazy to go looking in the real world.
    • Women looking for guys hotter than the ones around them.

    Gimmick: Lots of escorts, if you are into that kind of thing.

     

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  • eHarmony

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Website

    Category: Relationships

    Target Audience: People tired of hookups.

    Gimmick: You have to pay to use this site. Keeps bots, instagrammers looking for followers, and pros from filling your inbox. And you are paying for results so there is more incentive for them to help you out. No guarantee for success.

     

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