Alright all you lovebirds, it’s time to expose the dating app game, once again!
There are lots of dating apps but let’s talk about the 3 best ones of 2021 and how they compare.
**I will mention that the top three apps, in my opinion, are still the same as last year (2020): Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble.
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The 3 Best Dating Apps – From The Experiences Of A Woman
The best part about all three of these apps is that they are all free dating apps!
The dating scene is still a bit tricky because of the pandemic, but since we’ve got the vaccine in place, we should get back to “normal” sometime soon…I hope!
We can’t let the ~corona~ slow down our dating life – Remember, we are single and so ready to mingle!
If you need some pandemic date ideas, check out this article!
**Please be safe when you are using these apps (that goes for meeting up, giving out personal info, and covid-19 health risks).
Jenna’s Pro Tip: If you are looking for a “kid” or teen dating app, and you had the choice between Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge – I’d stick with Bumble. It’s a safer app for Women when compared to Tinder, and it’s not as ~serious~ as Hinge.
So, what’s the best dating app? Well, let’s start with the most popular.
Most popular dating app is TINDER
Tinder is still, in my opinion, “The Hookup App”. If you are into one-night stands, this app is for you – this would be the best hookup app if you’re looking for that.
This app is primarily hook-up-based but I’ve found that many women actually use this app to go on ~actual~ dates and have a conversation!
Just a forewarning, this app has probably everyone you know on it so I can guarantee you that you will see someone you know while swiping through.
According to Good Housekeeping, Tinder has the highest number of users among all dating apps.
There aren’t many cons to Tinder, but I think the main one would be that the profiles are short. You can’t really get to know someone that well if you just look at their Tinder profile.
But other than that, I think Tinder is a great platform to have when you are bored if you wanna just talk to someone, or just want a hook-up!
I can tell you that I’ve meet up with several guys on here and they actually wanted to get to know me (hey, that’s a plus!)
So try Tinder out! Tinder app download.
Jenna’s Pro Tip: Here are some great tips and tricks you can use on a first date to calm your nerves!
The second most popular dating app: HINGE
Credit: Hinge App on Apple App Store
Hinge is one of the top dating apps for 2021 and I’d consider Hinge to be a mature dating app and, in my opinion, the best dating app for older people.
It has the same appeal as Tinder, but you can add more information to your profile.
Instead, you must respond or like their photo or caption to tell that person you’re interested.
The cool thing with Hinge is that you can see who has liked you before matching with them back!
Let me tell you what Wikipedia says about Hinge:
“Hinge is more relationship-oriented in its features compared to its competitors, with marketing efforts focusing on the app’s “designed to be deleted” branding.”
Hinge has a lot of cool features. Check out some of the features below!
Screenshots of Hinge Profile by Jenna Haith
As you can see there are lots of additions you can add to your profile!
- your religion
- political leaning
- if you want to have kids
- if you have kids already
- your height
- where you work
- where you went to college
- where you live
- if you do drugs, smoke “that good good” lol, or smoke cigarettes, etc.
You can also add your specific preferences of the type of man, woman, etc. that you are looking for.
For example, what type of person you are looking for, ethnicity-wise, height-wise, age, etc. (You have to pay for this!)
Jenna’s Pro Tip: When you get to the point in your Hinge conversation where he asks if he can get your number instead of chatting on the app, this is what you need to do:
Make sure you tailor your dating app contact info to something you can remember.
For example Many would save, “Jenna Hinge” as a contact name but what if you meet another Jenna??
What? It could happen!
So this Jenna Hinge meaning needs to have, well, a meaning to it!
So instead of putting “Jenna Hinge” as the contact name, maybe add more to it…like “Jenna Hinge – likes butterflies”.
This gives you something to remember that person by and it’ll spark a memory of why you even started talking to that person in the first place.
I think that more men (and women) are downloading Hinge now than ever before because I think they’ve figured out that they might not meet the “right person” on Tinder – but hey, sometimes you do!!
In Hinge’s words, “It’s the app that’s designed to be deleted”.
If you are looking for a serious relationship, download hinge app.
Going on a first date? Here are some great first-date tips you can use
The third most popular dating app: BUMBLE
Credit: Bumble App on Apple App Store
Bumble is a dating app that’s meant to be on the safer side and geared towards women.
For this app to work, women must make the first move before even allowing the man to message her.
Once you match with someone, the lady has 24 hours to message the man and then, the man has 24 hours to message the lady back.So, if the lady doesn’t get on the app within 24 hours after matching with the guy, then the match expires.
And even if she does message the man after matching, then the man has to get back on Bumble within 24 hours and message her back to keep the match
You have a time limit to match with someone. Which, I think, is sort of useless.
I don’t use Bumble for that exact reason.
But, hey, I actually did use it and try it out, it just wasn’t for me!
I must say that Bumble is a great dating app for women to really be the first to instigate the conversation.
Anyway, according to Good Housekeeping, Bumble users are more in the 26-35 age range.
So not really for those that are in their early 20’s but that’s just my take on it!
I’m sure many women have had successful relationships with using Bumble.
Don’t rule it out until you try it!.
So overall, I’d consider Bumble to be the best dating app for women.
So, download Bumble app today.
There are many dating apps out there but here are the top 3 best Dating Apps ranked:
Screenshot of iPhone XS Max App Screen by Jenna Haith
The top 3 dating apps of 2021 are still #1 Tinder, #2 Hinge, and #3 Bumble according to multiple sources.
However, here’s my ranking based on my experience using the apps:
I would definitely recommend downloading one of those (or all 3) dating apps so you can get yourself back in the game!
If you are single and ready to mingle, download an app and get to swiping! 🙂
You might be surprised at who you match with!
Good luck to you all!
Until next time…
Click here to find the best 2020 dating apps!