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We left out Tinder because, well, who isn’t on Tinder? I decided to download them all in one fell swoop. I don’t know you, how am I supposed to pick you out of a crowd? But before I started swiping, I had to first create the most alluring profiles imaginable. I carefully chose photos that I felt most accurately captured my essence.
I wanted to say to the world: I’m active and fit, career-oriented, I appreciate a nice pair of heels, and I’m a fan of sarcasm and quick wit. In other words, I’m the opposite of basic. Below, my detailed reviews of each experience. This is a dating app formula I can get behind. Throughout the day you receive around 13 people to choose from, but your options are not entirely comprised of random strangers. Instead, by linking the app to Facebook, your suitors have to be within your network or a friend of a friend.
Which means, if absolutely necessary, you could theoretically hunt down that mutual friend to provide a character witness for an upcoming date. You have the option to include education, height, ethnicity, religion, and any interests you identify with from a provided list. The feature I appreciated the most, though, was the ability to upload as many as 16 images. I mean, what man doesn’t love a girl who golfs on occasion?
If you’re looking for a less overwhelming introduction to dating apps, this is definitely the one to try. Everyday at noon you receive a “bagel,” which is a curated match that you share mutual Facebook friends with. This took the pressure off big time. I was no longer sifting through endless streams of men.