At a time when 35% of the French population is single, more and more applications propose to meet love. Whether you are a couple or not, and with summer approaching, it’s about time to have a good dating app to help you out during your vacation and to find proper singles to meet.
The most hardened singles may say, in high love, The heat of long summer nights inevitably brings them back to their loneliness. To avoid spending this evening alone, more and more applications are now playing the cupid through the phone. Overview.
Free, playful and hyper popular, Tinder Gratuit has supermarket faux-tunes of the meeting. Launched in 2012 in the United States, it is based on a simple principle: once a profile is created – via your Facebook account – the user chooses several photos to highlight and can possibly write a presentation text. Then begins the infernal parade of profiles of people connected in the vicinity, via the GPS of the smartphone.
Just drag the photos to the left to say “I do not like” or right to mean we like it. If it is reciprocal, there is “match” and the possibility of starting a discussion. It is possible to determine the search perimeter, the age and the sex of the searched users. With its worldwide success, the dating application will soon offer a paid service giving access to new features.
Launched at the beginning of 2014 by three French entrepreneurs, Happn is very much in love with France. Even more than Tinder, Happn relies on geolocation. His slogan testifies: “Find who you meet”. Thanks to the phone’s GPS, she proposes to force a little fate by allowing to find the pretty cross girl at the exit of the subway or nightclub. Provided, of course, that she uses the app, like a million users a year after her debut.
On the clean homepage, the profiles of people crossed all day long pass in the form of a trombinoscope. To get in touch with them, the reciprocity of “likes” is appropriate, like Tinder. More accurate than its elder American, Happn allows to see the profiles up to a radius of 250 m, against 2 km to Tinder.
Dating site originally, Meetic declined its service on a mobile application fee (19.99 euros per month). This allows access to all the features of the website. But it also takes advantage of the specificities of mobile by integrating a shuffle mode (random) that is similar to the two applications mentioned above.
Shuffle suggests user profiles based on the user’s criteria. It is up to him to indicate whether he likes it or not to start a private discussion. In addition to this new feature, which has breathed new life into the model, Meetic can still boast secure browsing and a wide variety of profiles for more targeted searches.
With more than 200 million users worldwide, Badoo Chat is a true social network before being a mobile application. The latter is nevertheless close to those of its competitors: the photos of users scroll by geolocation and a mutual interest allows to initiate a discussion. Most features are free. A premium account gives you access to a whole bunch of website options like knowing who visited your profile or added you to their favorites.
Before Tinder or Happn, Grindr is a precursor. First application of meetings by geolocation, Grindr is aimed at male homosexuals. With no link to the Facebook account, the registration is done by email, it gives access to a portfolio of profiles located in the vicinity. As on Tinder and Happn, the profiles follow one another and the discussion can only be engaged in case of reciprocal attraction.