Step up as a modern lover this Valentine with these 5 dating apps

New Delhi: Love is in the air these days as Valentine's Day is just around the corner. While every couple is busy celebrating the week of love with chocolates and teddys, all the single ones
step up as a modern lover this valentine with...
India TV News Desk February 11, 2016 19:10 IST

New Delhi: Love is in the air these days as Valentine's Day is just around the corner. While every couple is busy celebrating the week of love with chocolates and teddys, all the single ones are still looking for their special someone.

Approaching your crush in today's time is way beyond love letters and common friends. Finding your perfect match now depends on swipes and clicks as the smart-phones have become the bonafide Love-Gurus for this social-media generation. You just need to download some dating apps on your phone.

So, this Valentine's Day we are going to help you find your special someone the appy way:

Woo: The app uses factors like similar social networks and shared interests to make matches. It matches you with people who share similar interests, profession and even friends. Woo also has a strict screening process that allows single people to sign up in an attempt to keep things ‘serious' and remove fake profiles. The app lets the users check out profiles and go through their detailed bios available on the app. Also, the users will have the opportunity to review someone if they are not sure at that moment. There is a special TagSearch feature for finding your love or by answering and asking interesting questions. The app is available in Android and iOS.


Tinder: It was the very first dating app and took the country by storm. The app lets the users to browse through different profiles and make a connection. The users can verify the authentication of others present on the app via Facebook. If you swipe right on anyone, which specifies the like button, and they also swipe right on you, Tinder notifies you that it's a match and you can start chatting with them and go on a date later. The best part of the app is the uncertainty, where the user unintentionally swipe to not choose the person; it's really tough that the user might ever see them again. It's available on Apple and Android operating systems. 


Okcupid: The app is very much like Facebook as it lets you email, chat, create full length profiles and browse them. It pairs up people using its own algorithm – it asks questions, crunches the data and compares answers to get you dates. The app's selling point is its match percentage, which is based on your answer to each question. You can also search for blind dates using the ‘crazy blind date' feature. The app also allows the serious love finders to connect and browse the matches available nearby and quickly review photos plus other details about them. The app will also ask to fill in various details. Also the app's free plan has limited inbox storage so choose wisely before starting any conversation. It is available in Android and iOS.

Truly madly: It is one of the most talked about app when it comes to dating. The app does all the heavy lifting and finds the perfect connection using filters. The app is quite safe and users can find more matches once the verification via Facebook and LinkedIn profiles are completed. You just need to create your profile and start. Using social media, they track for ID proofs for everything from social profiles, employment records, religion and income to showcase the real personality. And yes, it can also be positioned as the modern shaadi.com. Only the verified members show up to their matches and make contact. Users here are given a Trust score – the higher the score, the more often you get recommended to the members present in the app.  It's available on Apple and Android. 

Happn: Happn is one step ahead all the other dating apps. When you open it on your phone, you're greeted by a collection of other users with whom you've physically crossed paths throughout your day. It creates your dating profile by hooking up to your Facebook account and finding your match. It also has a voice feature, where users can send audio recordings to some of the mates. The clips can be one minute long which makes it easier to showcase the personality before meeting up. It is available in both Android and iOS. 

 
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