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Download: i OS / Android / Windows Shtick: Shows you 12 daily matches that are in your Facebook social circle (friends of friends, etc.) Hinge users are 99% college educated, 90% are between 23-36 / Most popular industries include banking, consulting, media and fashion / Live in 38 cities total / 99% of downloads are coming from word-of-mouth. Hinge is one of a clutch of apps that try to leverage your existing social network.Once you connect your Facebook account, it recommends matches you have mutual friends with – letting you know their employment and education, then giving you the chance to chat if you both like each other.There’s also their paid service, A-list, which offers a few perks, including loads more filtering options, including attractiveness, body type and the answers to certain questions, making it a lot easier to avoid bad matches.Of the main web-based dating sites (Match, e Harmony), Ok Cupid's user base and app balance the best of features and matches.We’ve waded through the app stores to sort the useful prospects from the wastes of time, and here’s what we found.Shtick: Just like Tinder, but women have to send the first message after matching More than 1 million users / Over 90% of female users with matches initiated chat / 700,000 matches per day Bumble is the creation of Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, who left that company amid a storm of allegations of sexism against her former co-workers.
However, in the last 15 or so months it seems people are moving away from this option and gravitating towards the briefer, quantity approach.Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Tinder-style swiping with advanced filtering options for paid members 12 million users The online dating giant has thrown its weight into the app arena.It’s a condensed version of the main site, with the app-ready ‘Quick Match’ feature, essentially offering a Tinder-style stream of photos for you to rate on the fly.It limits you to 12 or so potential matches per day (the exact amount depends on how many Facebook friends you have), giving it a bit more focus than the sprawl of Tinder or Happn.They also just introduced timed matches which give you 24 hours to send the first message otherwise it expires, encouraging users to make matches more quickly.