John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.The online dating world is awash with apps (including ours, which we’re pretty proud of, coincidentally), but for many singles, seeking out the very best dating apps can be a little perplexing.Do you shoot for the most aesthetically pleasing offering, or do you test out the app with the highest number of users?Features: Bumble is a dating service based entirely within an app, and is based primarily on looks and first impressions.However, the difference from Tinder is that Bumble requires female users to make the first move.Like Tinder, Plentyof Fish is free to use, although it does offer in-app purchases.
The Elite Singles approach: As with Tinder, criticisms of Bumble are primarily the fickleness of its matching process – a hindrance that prevents them ranking among the best dating apps for professional singles.
The Elite Singles approach: POF’s average user age is between 18 and 35, which means a much lower chance of finding a match for more mature users.
Also, because Plentyof Fish is free, it has to include adverts in its service, which means a less streamlined, clunkier interface for the user.
Features: Tinder allows users to browse a variety of singles in their area via simplistic profiles that feature several photos and a brief bio.
By either swiping left or right on a user’s profile picture to indicate interest (or lack of), users find matches primarily based on physical attraction.