Dating Sites vs Dating Applications: how to choose?

We want a love for life or a flirtation of a night? We go collected a list the best dating sites and applications that will allow us to live the passion we want.


For who? If you want a relationship in the short or long term. Recently, the site allows polyamorous couples to seek a partner.

Good points: We are invited to make a complete profit and, above all, to answer several questions about our beliefs, our vision of the ideal partner, our way of life. An algorithm then deals with proposing potential candidates. You can search by selecting one or more criteria. For example, one can look for someone vegetarian.

Bottom: We are doing well with the free version, but you have to pay to have access to all the really interesting features. The site is in English only, although there are many French speaking users.

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For who? Here, users are not interested in one-night meetings. We go for love with a big “A”.

Good points: A very long questionnaire must be completed by all users. Their compatibility system is based on “personality keys”. Every day, we receive suggestions from candidates who meet our criteria and correspond to our values.

Bottom: It is impossible to search the site yourself to see candidates other than those proposed to us. If you only use the free version, you can not see any profile picture. To have a more interesting access, we pay between $ 25 and $ 40 per month. The choice of profiles is quite low.

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For who? We have a colleague who has found the dream boyfriend on Tinder, so why not us? While it is possible, but there are also many people looking for an appointment of a night or non serious partners.

Good points: We work with the geolocation of potential partners. It shows user profiles nearby. We sweep those we like to the right and the others to the left. A notification confirms the common attractions. There are so many people on Tinder, so a lot of choices. We also like that nobody can contact us until we have liked his profile.

Bottom: User profiles are very brief. Apart from the physical appearance, it is not easy to know what kind of people one should expect.

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Plenty of fish

For who? Serious relationship or adventure of a night, we can find one or the other, or something in between.

Good moves: We are offered a personality test and from our answers, a compatibility system suggests candidates. Although there is a paid option for a “serious” member, it can be used effectively in free mode. Profile cards are well detailed.

Everyone can write to everyone. Result? We can quickly end up with a lot of messages from candidates with whom we have nothing in common. The application for chatting is not practical.

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For who? Badoo is not reserved for dating, we can also go to expand his social circle. We are more likely to find occasional partners than the man in his life.

The site is popular, so there is a good diversity of profiles.

The voting system on profile photos and many email notifications are rather unpleasant and if registration is free, you have to pay for some features.

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For who? Happn prides itself on being the most romantic app since it offers us potential partners that we would have met in the street. The operation is quite similar to Tinder, it is necessary that both people like to start an exchange, but the vocabulary differs: here we have a “crush” instead of a “match”.

Unlike Tinder, you do not have to like a profile right away. We can trace the thread afterwards.

If the app tells us that we met about sixty times such a person, it surely means that it is our neighbor or our offices are close, and in some cases, this proximity could displease us.

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For who? Bumble is an app similar to Tinder, but its special feature is that it is women who take the first steps. It is therefore ideal for those who like to take the lead. When there is a match, we have 24 hours to start the conversation, after which the connection will disappear.

As it is up to us to engage in dialogue, we avoid the undesirable ones.

The operation implies that one is very active, since the reaction time to a “connection” is limited. This is not an application that is used in dilettante.

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