Bloggers wanna trash online dating for the sake of entertaining. Top-lists want to make a few referral bucks. I want you to meet awesome people.
Now that Dipify is passed the online dating phase, I have no problem sharing my honest insights on our former competition. Yep, I tried them all, even the unmentionable and forgettable ones. Sorry, Natawon. Some of these sites really aren’t that bad.
Truth be told, I was able to connect with people on any of these sites. I’ve even had luck on Tagged. But a good app makes it easy.
Results obviously varies between people. I am a guy. My subjects are females, ages 22 - 28, from everywhere (I use a GPS faker). I'm neither a P.U.A. nor a sexual deviant.
OKC is cute, playful, and incredibly well thought out. I met tons of intellectual, witty, ladies on here. If you read profiles, and are nice, there really is no stopping you. I have, on many occasions, gotten girls asking me out (!?!) simply because I’m “the only nice/interesting person” on there. I have a hard time believing that’s true. So play nice and be relevant.
However, the rumors are true atOKC netizens are extremely judgmental. Prepared to be dissected under a microscope. I have had people actually read my profile *gasp* and inquire about my survey questions. No wonder why people hire professional writers and coaches for online dating.
Bottom line: Most interesting people
Tinder is so simple even a child can do it. Not only have I had a few entertaining chit chats; I taught my friend to work it too. He’s a timid Asian guy, now dating an Irish girl—take that, OKTrends! It’s really not hard to figure out a pattern and implement a system that works for you— that sounds way worse than it actually is…
As vain as Tinder may seem, this is how people really do meet in the club. And it really does go better with a drink in-hand. Unlike OKC, this is one of those apps where nice guys really do finish last. So, feel free to be as zany as you
want can. However, be warned, there are people in America waiting to screenshot and publicly shame you for a few giggles and virtual thumbs up. So remember, don’t feed the trolls!
Bottom line: Most attractive people
Skout is…. surprisingly not that bad— even better when you are in Asia. Skout is jammed packed with odd features that you’ll probably never use. So your best shot is to not be generic— which is easier said than done.
Keep in mind, you are mixing into a crowd of uninterested company. And if Skouters aren’t being boring, they are only killing boredom or cyber-loafing at work. You basically are chatting with ladies who really have no intent of meeting you. So looking for a date here is like swimming against the tide. However if you can fight off the *yawns* and not fall into the same conversation over-and-over-and-over-again there are some bargain-bin lookers on here. Patience is key.
Bottom line: Most boring people
POF (Plenty of Fish) is for when you need a date, and you need it NOW. POF’s
ugly no bullshit approach to design and user flow is indicative of it’s user-base. Girls are all business here, probably referred to by meddling friends, intrigued by a sense of determination. But it works. They are the only ones one this list to include a search engine for interests! It’s so simple!
Ignore any claims of denial or blame— they are not just looking and their friends didn’t make them do this. There is no time to be tentative. The ladies will cut you off after 5 or so messages. So you be ready to close the deal and get some digits. This is not a place to discuss personal philosophies. Friends of mine go on tons of dates off POF and are still single… so figure it out as you go along.
And remember you have competition! It’s a sausage party here! GO-GO-GO!
Bottom line: Most serious daters
Badoo draws an interesting crowd. If you judge the dating site by the quality (over quantity) of the people, Badoo has got to be dead last. We are talking strolling through the boonies — call girls, teenage-mothers, and cougars. I cringe every time I get a notification from Badoo. No you may not have my Facebook or phone-number! It Probably has something with the way Badoo markets and acquire users— from the looks of it, pure advertising of the lowest form. The original owners of hot or not, swipe-right-right-right-right-right, had promise with a forefront of industry leading features. But it’s pointless with this motley crew of what they call users.
I have talked to some nice people on here though. But it takes a lot of rummaging. However, I’m hearing it’s a lot better in Europe. *shoulder shrug*
Bottom line: Most undateable people
Zoosk is one company that just has problems keep up with the times. The design, logo, and music video came together like some high school economics project. It’s just so hard to take them seriously.
I have yet to get passed the pay wall. Somebody really bent the truth in their description. The last time I used Zoosk, they were
implying insisting I purchase their fun bucks to buy some popularity on their hilarious meter. *ahemhighschool* That’s not a very positive message. Since then, they have gone through a redesign I see… I just don’t care.
Yes, I really shouldn’t be ending the tour with Zoosk…. Take it away, T-PAIN!
Bottom line: Pass…
C’mon! One does not simply just join one to rule them all! So I rank these apps in this order:
- For dates/hook-ups : POF, Tinder, OKC, Badoo, Skout
- For chat : OKC, Skout, Tinder, POF, Badoo
- For relationship : OKC, POF… Tinder, Skout, Badoo
Perhaps you aren’t fighting off loneliness or a nagging mother; just looking to connect with awesome people. Then connect with Dipify. Meet people naturally through serendipity.