Dating apps have completely transformed how people find potential partners, making it easy for singles to jump on the relationship bandwagon.
However, as with any type of technology, not all dating apps are created equally, with the standard varying widely depending on which company you use.
According to a recent study by Betway, the highest-rated dating app in the iOS store is Tinder, despite it having a reputation for being a ‘hook-up’ app for casual sexual encounters.
For women searching for love, Tinder can be a minefield, but there are plenty of alternatives that offer an excellent dating service for single females. Here are some of our favorites.
Betway’s in-depth research discovered that Bumble is third-most popular on the dating scene in terms of its app store ranking.
Originally launched by women for women, Bumble takes a sledgehammer to the notion that females should wait for males to make the first move if they want to date.
Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd has strictly implemented a zero-tolerance approach to hate speech on Bumble, with the app using artificial intelligence to scan for inappropriate content.
Bumble’s most recent campaign has been against body shaming, banning derogatory remarks about appearance, body shape, and size to create a safer place for women.
If you identify as lesbian, bisexual, non-binary, pansexual, or queer, HER is definitely the best dating app in the business.
The app has filled a huge gap in the dating market, providing a safe platform for people in the LGBTQ+ community to find a potential partner.
HER requires users to supply photo IDs and have an active social media profile, thus helping to negate the prevalence of fake profiles.
The app, which is also open to cisgender and non-binary people, hosts events and group chats that help to create a genuine feeling of community.
Pickable takes being female-friendly to the extreme, allowing women to keep their identities hidden while searching for potential matches.
It has been argued that this tips the dating balance too far towards females, but that hasn’t stopped Pickable from becoming a hugely popular dating app for women.
Pickable requires no photo, no name, no age, and no description – female users do not even need to sign up for an account.
However, men are not totally neglected, with the app allowing them to scroll through the chat requests and select whether they wish to reply.
As one of the most recognized names on the online dating scene, it comes as some surprise to find that eHarmony has only recently launched an app.
It allows eHarmony members who have completed the Relationship Questionnaire to use iOS or Android devices to review matches, communicate and even upload photos.
The Relationship Questionnaire is undoubtedly what makes eHarmony a great place for women, reducing the chances that they will encounter someone with a fake profile.
On that basis, eHarmony’s decision to develop and launch a super-slick app will be welcome by single females everywhere.