While there is no official handbook or rule guide, most dating apps operate more or less the same way.You download the app, create a profile, add some of your favorite pictures, and write a short bio.
The App: Huggle The Pitch: "Discover people who go to the places you do."What we think: The more places you visit, the better your chances of meeting someone on Huggle.After you go somewhere, the app will ask you to confirm that you did, in fact, visit that location (the geolocation was off a few times, but you can easily correct it).), but few people on the app actually started or responded to conversations, which was frustrating.Plus, there weren't very many users for each location.If you make a match, you can commence Instagram- or Facebook-stalking to learn more — at least that’s what we do.
We're here to help you with that first step: Figuring out which dating app is worth your homescreen space in the first place.If you want to see which celebs the app's algorithm thinks you look like, you can head here.The App: First The Pitch: "The First Real Dating App"What We Think: Anyone who has spent time on a dating app knows that many messages go unanswered and, even for those that are answered, an in-person meet-up doesn't always happen. You post a date you're interested in going on and other users express interest.You can also specify ahead of time who will pay or whether you will split the date.Other users will express interest and you can sort through the profiles to pick the lucky winner.The App: Taffy The Pitch: "The chat-first way to meet new people"What we think: The more you get to know someone, the more you see the real them, right? Your photo and all other users' photos on the app remain blurry until a series of messages are exchanged.