3 Things Dating Apps Can Do For You

11 July 2017
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog

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Dating technology has come a long way since the early days of computerized dating where you'd be matched with others based on a specific set of criteria. Even dating sites where users have the opportunity to browse thousands of profiles from all over the world and make their own connections with those who appeal to them most strongly are beginning to seem as if they're behind the times now that dating apps are on the scene. Following are just three of the reasons you should consider using an activity-based dating app:

Apps are more specialized than dating sites. For instance, you may decide that you're only interested in dating men with beards -- there's an app for that, so you won't have to go crawling through profiles on a dating site to find the ones you like best. You can find apps for those who like certain genres of music, film, or art, and apps for those who prefer cats over dogs. Apps can save you hours of weeding out the ones who just won't fit into your life no matter what your criteria are. Many apps are activity based -- for instance, if your favorite activity is mountain biking, you'll be able to use an app to meet others who share this passion. 

Apps Can Prevent Unwanted Messages

Many apps are configured so that you can only receive messages from those whom you have marked as "liked," cutting down significantly from obnoxious messages from those who are simply messaging everyone on the site in order to increase their chances of actually getting someone to respond. Some apps only send you the profiles of those who are friends of friends, providing you with a more personalized experience than if you've chosen to use an old school dating site. 

Profiles On Apps Are More Straightforward

Because dating apps are designed to work on mobile devices, there's less available space for long, rambling sentences about walks on the beach and other phrases that tend to make eyes glaze over when browsing profiles on dating sites. App users need to keep things as short and sweet as possible, so their profiles tend to be more reflective of their real personalities than those on traditional dating sites. You should be able to get a somewhat strong sense of who the person really is from a profile on a good dating app. 

Try an app and see what happens!