With so many online dating services available these days, it can be difficult to decide which ones to use. If you’re not sure which dating service is right for you, we’re here to help. Watch this video for our comparison of Bumble, Tinder, and Plenty of Fish.
Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps with the younger crowd. It’s kind of like online speed dating, making it easy for you to explore potential matches quickly. Its simple but revolutionary matching system came from the idea that it was easier and faster for strangers to introduce themselves – and eventually meet – if both knew that each was interested in the other. Here are a few pros and cons of Tinder:
Pros: Quick and easy to set up and use, no unsolicited messages, no time limit restrictions on sending messages, and expanded gender options for LGBTQ+ users
Cons: Narrow age demographic of users, not generally used by people seeking serious long-term relationships, and you cannot revisit expired matches without premium features
Next up we have Bumble. It’s quite similar to Tinder, with one big exception: girls always get to send the first message (except for same-gender matches, where either partner can message first). Here are a few pros and cons of Bumble:
Pros: Quick setup and user-friendly interface, no unsolicited messages, “women message first” style can alleviate some pressure, and Bumble can also be used to find friends and business partners with BumbleBFF and BumbleBiz.
Cons: 24 hour time window for sending the first message so your match won’t expire, Difficult to revisit missed or expired matches without premium features, the optional premium features are quite expensive, and Bumble has a smaller user base than Tinder.
Lastly, let’s have a look at Plenty of Fish. Having started in 2003, it has been around longer than Tinder and Bumble. In contrast to Tinder and Bumble’s “swipe” mechanics, Plenty of Fish is a more traditional dating app, favoring questionnaires and specific life features for matching potential partners. Here are some pros and cons of POF:
Pros: Large user base, available on multiple platforms, various relationship tests, and inexpensive premium features
Cons: Requires more information to sign up, has many restrictions on sending messages, poor matching system, and no integrations with other apps.
Best Free Experience: Bumble
Best Premium Features: POF
Best for Women: Bumble
Best for Men: Tinder
Best for LGBTQ+: Tinder
Download These Apps!
iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bumble-meet-new-people/id930441707?mt=8
Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bumble.app&hl=en
iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/tinder/id547702041?mt=8
Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tinder&hl=en_CA
iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pof-dating/id389638243?mt=8
Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pof.android&hl=en
Read our accompanying article for more info: https://techboomers.com/bumble-vs-tinder-pof
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