Openly or secretly, almost every college student is using a dating app or had been on the dating app to find a potential date or hook-up. It’s the current way to avoid the hassle of finding people interested in dating through parties, clubs or bars.
With the help of such apps, the person of your desire can be found through the virtual world with a simple left or right swipe according to your own preferences.
For the ease of college students, recommended below are the best dating apps for meeting interesting new people.
Undoubtedly, tinder is the pioneer of online dating applications. One can imagine its popularity by only noticing the humungous number of registered users, which according to facts and figures are above 50 million. The app allows you to log in from your Facebook account.
After that, it asks you to upload six photos of yours. You can add photos from your Instagram account, iPhone memory, and Facebook photo albums. The next step is to fill the questionnaire, add your age, location and write down an optional bio of your tinder account.
Tinder’s is famous for its location-based searches and matches. It makes use of the GPS system and comes up with results of possible matches within your area. College students widely use this application to get to know their possible hook-up or relationship partner within the near vicinity.
With Tinder Pro version, which is available at cheap price, one can make advances searches within other cities as well. If someone is joining a college in another city or state, the premium tinder version will allow you to know and search in advance about the dating possibilities in that area.
Tinder interface is extremely user-friendly. After filling the account requirement, the person sees photos and bios of dating options nearby. If you like a person and are interested in communicating ahead; just swipe right and if you are not interested; just swipe left.
If you are very interested in someone go for the super like option. If the other person also feels the same way about you and swipe right as well on your profile then a chat window automatically opens between the two of you.
Friendsy is the trending dating app designed especially for students. It is quite similar to tinder; the only difference is that it is for college students exclusively. The application was first launched in Princeton in the year 2013 and currently has more than 45,000 registered users.
For being a member of Friendsy one has to provide “.edu” email address of the campus. This way an only current student can join the app and old pass out batches cannot take advantage of this application. If you like a certain profile and wants to connect with them then you have to swipe right on their profile and if you want to pass the opportunity then swipe left on their profile.
The app search function lets you find your possible date with filters like school, major, year of the class, and gender. You can make your profile visibility limited to your campus and if you want out of campus visibility too then there is an option for that as well.
After swiping right another very interesting feature of the app appears on the screen asking about your intent of communication with the person i.e. are you interested in dating, being friends or just hooking up? This way intentions are clear between the two parties and no one is misleading other.
Another popular dating app that college students use is Happn. Suppose last Saturday you found someone very attractive while roaming around the city but you did not have the courage to ask the person out.
For that particular situation, Happn comes in handy. It lets you find your match with respect to location and time of encounter. Therefore the profiles that are visible to you are of those people whom you have crossed paths in real time. The only catch is that you both must have registered account on Happn.
Once both parties like each other’s profile then a conversation window will be visible between them. The app tracks down the location using GPS system 24/7, therefore it heavily drains the battery.
DateMySchool is useful for college students who solely want to date someone of their own campus. That, someone, can be a present graduate or undergraduate student and also can be one of the alumni of the college.
The app makes sure of a student’s authenticity by asking for a student campus email address if you are a current student and in case of alumni, the app asks for the university record verification. The app is currently available for more than 1000 colleges nationwide.
Coffee Meets Bagel
A studious college student has less or no time for making an effort to search for the possible hook-up partner. Coffee Meets Bagel application is made for such a section of students and facilitates them by automatically suggesting one dating profile based on their preferences every noon each day.
One can set the preference to campus only so that only current students and alumni are suggested by the app. This app asks for access to your Facebook account and uses the profile data to find an ideal match. If both the parties give a green signal to each other than a time span of eight days are given to message each other.
Hater is the new dating app in town and is gaining massive acceptance among college students because of its unique fun nature. It helps in making a decision about someone by showing how much both of you hate similar things. The app lets you like, dislike, love or hates various activities, concepts, foods, events, and people.
Different opinions of various persons are visible to you and from there you can swipe left or right according to your wish. Like other dating apps, you are connected to the respective person only when if they feel like connecting to you as well.
Although using these dating apps have made the search for the right partner easier but there is a downside to it as well. Many fraud people use it as a source to take advantage of the other person’s innocence. Therefore people using the app must ensure their safety first and should not blindly trust the other party immediately.