Download now from: i Tunes Google Play Ok Cupid is one of the few dating apps that doesn’t require Facebook to sign up.You create a username and fill out a very long profile, which you can link to your Instagram account if you choose (which is, admittedly, almost Facebook).You can also link your Tinder account to your Instagram, and include info about your employer and school. You can tap on the photo to see additional information regarding the person and Facebook friends you share (if any).Discovery settings allow other users to find you if desired and set a few preferences regarding who you see. You can also choose to swipe right (to like them), left (to pass), or up if you want to use one of your precious “super likes” to show them you really like them.While there are a fair few people on Tinder who use it strictly to collect swipes, many people are actually inclined to meet up in real life, which is not always the case with dating apps.Tinder is possibly the most popular dating app too (hitting almost 50 million usersback in late 2014), meaning the likelihood of matching with someone you’re interested in who doesn’t live super far away is greater than with apps that have fewer users.
Worse, you can’t see who has liked you unless you pay for an upgrade. If you don’t reply, they’ll probably just keep on messaging you, too. Facebook verification helps block a percentage of bots and catfishers from creating accounts, so without it, Ok Cupid loses a level of accountability.All options, including those for accessing the settings and viewing profiles, are located in a slide-out menu.To browse for someone you like, you merely tap the “matches” option, which, oddly, does not show you the people you’ve matched with but rather the people you could potentially match with.If you and someone have both swiped right on one another, a screen will appear showing that you’ve matched and inviting you to send them a message.But most of the time, the Tinder experience will consist of flicking through profiles like channels on the television.
You also have to tap on a user’s small image to see a larger version and the person’s profile, which is simply too large for an app.