The fact that we felt compelled to organize a list of iPhone dating apps seems proof enough that technology is taking over mankind and how. Going through an era like this, it won’t be far when almost everything would be possible at a touch of a button. Not long ago, landing a date would require some physical effort, like maybe getting out of the house, for starters. Preferably, that would have to be accompanied by a dose of individual intellect, or common sense at least. But as times change, so do the way we live life, our priorities and the meaning of it too. Looking at it from that perspective, dating applications can seem like a helping hand or even better for some. So keeping up with trends, here we bring you a list of dating apps which could set you up with someone apt. And you never know, little Cupid’s arrow might strike anytime.
1. Dating DNA –
Before we go ahead with this, we have a warning from the developers. ‘If you are fake, the community will reject you. Probably within minutes,’ says the app description. Launched in November 2008, Dating DNA apparently takes the crown for being the first dating website on the iPhone. It proffers some serious dating with real people. Those who are allowed to check you out are usually within your Compatibility Threshold and your profile can be supported by an optional Myers-Briggs personality sketch. While this app can be grabbed from iTunes for free, the Plus version for the same will cost you $4.99. This includes extra advantages like 20 friend additions as opposed to 5 per day with the original app. It will also let you review other users’ questionnaire answers. But honestly, the free app is pretty accommodating as well.
2. PlentyOfFish –
If you aren’t new to the over-the-gadget-screen dating arena, you have probably heard about PlentyOfFish already. The portal boasts of 145 million monthly visitors as well as 38 million regular users. Maybe that’s why the name seems so apt for it. Nonetheless, you might have ample friends to look forward to and plenty of chances to hit it off with someone as well. Once you download the app, you can create an account and be a part of what is being described as the largest dating site in the world by the company. It also claims that over 40,000 fresh ‘fishes’ join this network every day, thus increasing the database.
3. Dating for Facebook –
Dating for Facebook is the second initiative by Dating DNA, the company who has also given us the first entrant in this list of dating apps. While the format for both these software options is pretty similar, this one effectively brings Facebook into the picture. If you are concerned about falling prey to cheat daters, this app might prove to be of some help. It lets you view a person’s Facebook account details like how many friends he or she has and more. And if you’re concerned about the kind of updates this software will automatically post on your wall, well, the company asks you to stop worrying about it. The developers assure you that the app does not post anything on anyone’s profile.
4. Zoosk –
This one from our apps list takes inspiration from its original website as well. But apart from that, it will greet you with several other mobile apps and Facebook compatible software as well as the Zoosk messenger. While the entrant is free for a one-time download, you will have to shell out subscription charges of $39.99 per month. Quarterly and half yearly fee options are also available. Your subscription will be renewed as per the specified time, unless you have turned off the auto renew feature. The amount will be charged to your iTunes account.
5. HowAboutWe Dating –
HowAboutWe Dating seems to be working with a fresh concept for finding dates. The name of this app actually suggests the way you are supposed to find people with parallel interests. After you have logged in, all you do is post the idea about the kind of date you have in mind, like going for a walk in your favorite park or hiking that mountain on the outskirts of town among others. Once this is done, you will be able to find people who want to engage in similar activities and maybe even go on a date with them to those desired spots.
6. Dating for iPhone –
Some of you must have already guessed by the name that this one in our dating apps compilation is another addition from Dating DNA. The design of the software also resembles the first option from our list. It comes with the GPS enabled Match Radar feature, which is meant to find those in nearby areas who are using the same app on their mobile phones. Plus, it offers seamless integration with SNS accounts like MySpace and Facebook, which should be suitable for social networking buffs. But otherwise, we barely found any difference between the original app and this one.
7. Jazzed –
Gauging by the profile, it would be safe to say Jazzed believes that pictures can speak louder than words. It lets you click pictures of yourself, of whatever you like, what you do, along with many other things, so that you can upload them to the app and let others know about your likes and dislikes. After download, the app allows you to view other profiles, search from singles in a specific locality, and use the PhotoFeed feature. But when you really want to interact with others or reply to their messages, you’ll have to pay for subscriptions.
These were our picks for the best candidates among the iPhone dating apps. Have you tried any other? Do drop us a line to let us know.