Top Tinder and Bumble Alternatives That Actually Work

We’ve all heard of popular dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, but we also know how much trouble it can be to find the connections you’re looking for on these apps. Many people don’t respond to messages or end up ghosting. Lots of people are looking for more serious relationships. What if you’re looking for something more casual and want to skip all of this hassle? We’ve rounded up some of the best Tinder and Bumble alternatives that will help you find exactly what you’re after.

Hinge

Hinge is a popular dating app and is considered one of the top Tinder alternatives. You simply have to create a profile, answer a few questions and start swiping. It’s very similar to Tinder and you can see who has swiped right or left on you and like or dislike them. It’s a great way to discover new people and let them know you’re interested. If you’re a bit more serious about your date, Hinge has a “Hinge Ahead” feature which sends a pre-arranged message to match interested people before you actually meet up with them. If you’re looking for casual hookups, then Hinge works better than both Tinder and Bumble in our experience.

Whisper

A well-known alternative to Tinder, Whisper looks more like a niche social network than a dating app. Using it, you can either swipe or talk to people without revealing your face or any other identifying information. You also can’t see other people’s photos until they allow you. If you want to use Whisper as a dating app, you need to install the app on your smartphone and create a profile. From there, you can browse the available users in your area and ask them to chat. This is an interesting twist on the normal dating app model, and if you’re looking to get to know someone a little more first, then this app is great.

MegaPersonals

MegaPersonals is a dating app that focuses solely on casual sex, and they aren’t afraid to be totally upfront about it. If you don’t want to go on dates or risk someone catching feelings, and you just want to get laid, then this is one of the best dating sites you could pick. Members of MegaPersonals are all on the same page, and they’re just looking to meet local people who want to hook up. For those looking to get laid as quickly and easily as possible, then this app is for you. It’s hard to believe if you’re used to using apps like Tinder and Bumble, but there are actually a ton of people who want to hook up in every town, no strings attached and no questions asked.

Best Android & iOS Dating Apps For Gay Men

We reviewed some of the most popular gay dating sites and apps, looked at their features, user profiles, and chances of success. For a long time, dating tended to be geared toward heterosexual people and men who seek men, so there were no options or features associated with lesbian dating sites. But now there are much more inclusive lesbian dating apps, apps that cover the whole LGBTQ spectrum and allow users to find love outside their community.

Grindr

Grindr is one of the most popular and popular dating applications for gay men and it is the best place to start gay dating. Users cite Grindr as their biggest user base and its popularity is a huge draw as well as a great place to explore, chat and feel connected. Whether you’re fed up with dating apps that don’t involve trans or queer communities, Grindr is the perfect solution. With the largest social network of app development for LGBTQ people, there is no choice when it comes to finding a date. 

Scruff

Scruff is rated as the most reliable app to connect with for gay, bi, trans and queer guys. Scruff App is known as the best ad dating app for LGBT and the most reliable app after Tinder for gay, bi, trans and queer guys. Over 1.5 million guys use Scruff to find friends, contacts, relationships, events and more.

More than 1.5 million guys use SCRUFF to find connections with other gay men. SCRUFF prides itself on offering its users a private, secure experience with a friendly community, filled with a diverse crowd and lots of features. It’s an independent, LGBTQ-led company.

Scruff uses the basic experience of dating apps and customize it for gay men searching for another man that matches their preferences. It which claims to have 12 million users worldwide, is expanding into gay-friendly Airbnb-style hotels that let you know when fellow travelers are in town.

Scruff is a free app, but if you want access to some features like advanced search, user galleries and videos uploads and newsfeeds, you’ll have to pay $20 per month for Scruff Pro.

SilverDaddies

Silverdaddies, a free gay dating site is newer than some of the more well knowing dating apps, but it’s perfect for older gay men who don’t mind getting too fast in the world of digital dating apps.

If you’re talking to a stranger in your neighborhood bar or asking a friend to bring you in with one of their friends, you’re like most people when you turn to an online dating app. The good news is that people like that there are a lot of possibilities but it can be a bit overwhelming if you want to find a date. 

Match.com

Match.com is one of the world’s largest dating apps with over 30 million users. It’s not specifically designed specifically for the gay community, but is very inclusive and accepting, both with its features and large gay userbase. It’s also one of the most used dating sites in general.

OkCupid

While most of the big mainstream dating apps have evolved in recent years to become more LGBTQ friendly, we feel that apps like OkCupid have an enormous amount of resources aimed at their LGBTQ users. They have 20 sexual orientation choices and 22 gender choices for to members of the app, making it the most inclusive dating app for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and pansexual users.

Adam4Adam

Gay dating sites are as much about sex, sex and sexual activities as there are alternatives for gay men and women as well as queer people seeking love. Adam4Adam is one of the best apps for gay guys, and it was designed with this in mind. 

Winner of a People’s Choice Award at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s New Product Innovation Showcase

Winner of a People’s Choice Award at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s New Product Innovation Showcase

Wait List Pager is an iPad app that helps the service industry manage and streamline wait times by asking customers for their mobile number. Customers are notified by SMS text message when you are ready for them to return. This allows the customer the freedom to roam far beyond the constraints of a traditional pager system.

Give your customers the flexibility to spend their wait time how they desire without feeling trapped and at the same time, build a mobile marketing database.

Optionally, Wait List Pager also aids in growing your mobile marketing database by asking customers to opt-in when they are added to the wait list or when you page them.

Tee Time Pager was designed with the same functionality as Wait List Pager, but specifically for golf courses. Tee Time Pagers help golf course staffs manage and streamline tee time availability by asking players for their mobile number when they check in. Players are notified by SMS text message when you are ready for them to begin their game.

Key Stats on Mobile Penetration in the United States

Key Stats on Mobile Penetration in the United States

In nations like the US and Canada, where powerful financial frameworks have been set up for longer than a century, the essential requirement for monetary incorporation is around prepared admittance to money or credit. As Canadians are limping along in investment funds rates, we are progressively dependent on high-premium charge cards just to get by.

Numerous people who have gotten caught in payday advances because of their high interest just began in the framework since they required admittance to momentary credit, yet couldn’t fit the bill for a Visa. They got caught because of interest installments too enormous to even think about clearing off their plate. Build this with the way that they are as yet dependent on a few times regularly scheduled paycheques, and they are stuck in a framework where they can’t at any point take care of every one of their bills on schedule, causing late charges and further interest.

U.S. penetration rate of mobile devices exceeds 100% of the population 13+

246.1 million mobile phone users in the U.S. – 79% of the entire U.S. population

99% of cell phones are text capable

2/3 of mobile phone users are subscribers of SMS text messaging – 1.8 billion people are actively text messaging today

80+% of families subscribe to unlimited text plans

On average text messages are read within 15 minutes and responded to within the hour

60% of cell phone users admit to taking their phone with them everywhere -Nielsen Mobile

More people now have a mobile phone that an Internet-connected PC in the U.S. and globally

Smartphones represent 27% (85.5 million) of the mobile population projected to 44%+ (142+ million) by 2014.

Welcome to the Android Nation

Welcome to the Android Nation

I had a BlackBerry for years. I loved the keyboard. I loved scrolling around with the trackball, I loved my BlackBerry. After a while, I started to notice something. It was slow. Really slow. The apps I wanted weren’t available for my model, It was clunky. The trackball needed to be cleaned or replaced more times than I can count. Did I mention it was slow?

My co-workers were primarily split between the iPhone and an array of various Android models. Their phones were quick. Their phones were slick. The GPS was accurate, and the Apps, oh my the apps… I soon realized I had Android envy.

This past Saturday, with little fanfare and trip to the phone store, I said goodbye to my BlackBerry and joined the Android Nation. I was reluctant to say goodbye to my BlackBerry keyboard, however, once it was gone I didn’t miss it – at all. The apps are phenomenal, the speed is amazing. I’m sure I’ll learn more about the things my phone can do in the next few weeks, but it’s intuitive enough that the lessons I’ll learn will be easy and painless. I have been asking myself, Why did I wait so long?

It’s interesting to note that as early as Q2 2010 there was a far smaller percentage of BlackBerry owners who wanted to upgrade to a new BlackBerry. As time goes on, I predict we’ll see those numbers decrease even more and the demand for Android and iPhone continue to grow.

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Will That Be Cash, Charge or Smartphone?

Will That Be Cash, Charge or Smartphone?

In 2011 we predicted that paying with your smartphone is would be the next big trend in mainstream technology. We may even, dare I say it, stop carrying cash and cards altogether (not in the immediate future but eventually).

Mobile commerce experienced tremendous amount of growth in 2010 as evident by the latest numbers from eBay. Almost $2 billion of their $53 billion in revenue came from transactions via their mobile app. Amazon also sells over $1 billion per year via mobile commerce. Even Starbucks is getting in on the game.

Sure, there are a few barriers to entry for using smartphones in place of cash or credit cards. Some even believe that this form of payment will never replace your wallet. There were also those who believed that the Internet was doomed to fail and that laptops would forever remain as toys for the rich. Whoops!

Nielsen has predicted that by the end of 2011 there will be more smartphone owners then feature phone owners in the US. In the latest report published by the U.S. on e-commerce in 2008 e-commerce accounted for $3,704 billion in revenue across multiple sectors. Utilizing a smartphone will simply be an extension of that. 60% of cell phone users admit to carrying their phones everywhere with them. This means that they can instantly be connected to your brand, whether that’s via the mobile web or an app, at all times.

Payment via mobile is all about convenience. No cash on hand? Can’t seem to find that credit card? Right now I bet your cell phone is sitting within arms reach. How convenient. You can instantly compare prices not only store to store, but also from online retailers like Amazon and eBay. And if there was only one more click to make a purchase – oh, how convenient!

Consumers already purchase billions of dollars worth of product online from their computers, credit card unseen by the merchant. How is mobile much different?

Referring Friends Via SMS

Referring Friends Via SMS

One of the biggest (and most obvious) ways of creating word-of-mouth buzz for products or promotions is word of mouth. At one point or another, everyone has seen something along the lines of “refer a friend and get __ off your next purchase.” I love referring friends to places in general, but give me an added bonus and I’m definitely game. My co-worker was telling me earlier today about a new and interesting way to “refer a friend.” It was through SMS text messaging!

This business, let’s call them Restaurant X, is offering a free product to whomever signs up to their community (via SMS) if a certain situation happens in the Superbowl this coming weekend. So, the “refer a friend” part comes in after you sign up. You receive a text verifying you’ve signed up and then it suggests to “refer a friend” by texting back your friend’s phone number.

At first, I thought this was quite genius! This is a great way to build your mobile marketing list. Then I started thinking logistically about the ease of use for the program. Imagine holding your phone and thinking, “Oh! I bet my friend Jim would love to get this free product from Restaurant X! I want to refer him.” I then have to exit the message center, go find Jim’s phone number, write it down (where else will I store it?), then go back to the text message and type it in. Not so simple. And definitely not convenient.

The next issue I thought about was privacy. It’s 2021, and I don’t know about you, but I pretty much know 4 numbers – my sister, the office, 911, and my own. If I’m on the receiving end of the “refer a friend” text, how will I know who referred me? Physically go through numbers in my phone? That could definitely trigger getting upset not knowing who referred them to the program. Also, even though there is technically an option to opt-in, there is plenty of room for confusion receiving this “refer a friend.”

Overall, I think it’s a great concept but there are definitely some kinks that need to be worked out. What do you think of “refer a friend” programs that are done via SMS text messaging? How would you do things differently?