5 New Dating Apps You Need to Try

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Tinder is old news. Check out how these dating apps are changing the rules of romance.


Wyld Fire 

This year-old dating app leaves everything in the woman’s hands, making her the ultimate gatekeeper. WyldFire is an invite-only dating network whose main goal is to weed out the creeps and only let in high-quality guys. Female users can sign up freely; boys, however, must be invited to play.  

Whim 

Tired of checking your phone for messages and new love connections? Whim eliminates the hassle of planning that comes along with other dating apps and does the dirty work for you. In just a few clicks, Whim delivers unique, curated first dates so you can be face-to-face with someone in no time. All you have to do is: a) select who you like, and b) when you’re free. Whim is perfect for love-seekers or casual daters who want to skip the smartphone small talk. Whim launches in March.

 

Coffee Meets Bagel 

Each day at noon, Coffee Meets Bagel curates a match for you, someone who is a friend of a friend, making these dates not totally random. Unlike most dating apps, however, Coffee Meets Bagel only give you 24 hours to review your matches until they expire. This high-paced dating environment is designed for busy singles who want to find real relationships with little to no effort.  

 

Bumble 

Who runs the world? Girls. Women are now officially in charge of the online dating scene these days. Bumble's twist? Woman must make the first move and initiate a conversation within 24 hours, or the connection disappears forever. Bumble can also be used for sex connections, friendships, and/or true love.

 

Hinge 

Unfortunately, organic relationships don’t happen like they used to these days, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Hinge works with you to meet people like ye olde times — i.e., with the help of Facebook. Hinge connects you with potential matches in your extended network (think friends of friends). Unlike Tinder and other apps that show you random strangers in the area, Hinge only shows people in your social circle. Who knows? Maybe you will come across a high school prom date and rekindle that long extinguished flame.