Love, appsolutely: Four apps that can help you find love

If you’re looking for coffee, conversation, or even The One, here are four apps that can help you out. Or not.

Written by Hansa Verma | New Delhi | Updated: December 25, 2015 9:25 pm
(Source: Thinkstock) Find love through dating apps. (Source: Thinkstock)

Have you found your one true love? If not, check out these four apps. You might get lucky!

TrulyMadly
TrulyMadly offers a number of games such as Foodie Funda, Hocus Pocus, Styletastic and others.

You can either log in to the app with your Facebook profile or LinkedIn, etc. You are required to fill in a few mandatory fields such as your date of birth, height, state, city, and occupation, and list your hobbies from a series of hashtags such as #TravelBuff, #Artsy, #Foodie. Better still, you can add your own.

One can’t browse through profiles without a 30 per cent verification score. TrulyMadly assigns a percentage to different mediums you log in with. A Gmail ID will give you a 10 per cent score whereas logging in with your Facebook profile gives one the required 30 per cent score.

Once that’s done, the app shows you profiles based on the proximity to your location, as well as the number of mutual friends in your Facebook profile. You can view pictures, read about their hobbies, job description, age, and choose to “tick” or “cross” to accept or reject a profile.

The app works on a “Trust Score” system, which allows people to rate you on the basis of your interactions with them. Keeping in mind the safety concerns, it also gives you an option to switch on your profile visibility only to people who you choose to talk to.

Tinder Plus
The app banks on the Facebook verification process, which can be used to create a profile on Tinder as well. Tinder shows you the name, age, picture and short description of people and you can swipe right to choose or left. Additionally, there’s an option of “Superlike”.

What Tinder does differently is that it offers varied options to personalise your dating experience. One can just switch off the discovery of their profile and only keep chatting with the people one has liked.

If you do not want to disclose your location, there’s Tinder Plus for that. It allows you to enter your location manually. Tinder Plus comes with a monthly subscription of Rs 612.89 and a yearly subscription at Rs 290.82. Also, if you mistakenly swiped someone you like left, you can undo that on Tinder Plus.

Woo
It’s called the “matchmaking app for singles” and largely works on matching people based on their interests. Unlike the other apps, one doesn’t necessarily need to reject people, you can like them using the heart icon; message them to find out more about them or simply move on to another person by swiping right.

The app prompts you to answer questions from its customised list. It shows you a couple of matchmaking options and prompts you to ask at least three questions in order to move further.

The app allows you to select a particular interest tag of a person and the search engine in turn lists those who share that particular interest.

OkCupid
OkCupid relies on a search algorithm based on distance. It is, however likely to make your dating experience better if you fill in your profile summary relating to your interests and hobbies.

By far, OkCupid has the most elaborate search filter. It allows you to browse matches based on location, age, relationship status etc and also on ethnicity, religion, drinks, income, job and even diet. So this is why it gets so important to fill out your whole profile properly, so as to appear in searches with common interests.

Just like Tinder Plus, OkCupid has a paid version of the app called A-list. With A-list, you can view all your profile visitors and those who liked you; search by many more filters such as body type and attractiveness; browse other people in the incognito mode, etc. The paid version comes for one, three and six month’s subscription options. The good thing about OkCupid, something that Woo offers as well, is that you can browse numerous profiles without the option of either liking or rejecting a particular profile in order to move to the next one.

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