Best Android Dating apps: 5 ways to break the Ice
Best Android Dating Apps?
What is approach anxiety? He glances at you with a look that you could interpret as “flirty,” but you aren’t so sure. Your hands are clammy, you feel faint. Do you talk to him? Do you nod and smile? What do you do? Millions of us suffer from approach anxiety. This isn’t anything new. One solution is to place the Internet in as the “man-in-the-middle.” EHarmony, Match.com, or Farmersonly.com advertisements may dominate primetime, but the Net is still a big place. Without seeming too needy, We have here the Best Android Dating Apps for letting your best self shine through.
Mingle2: Online Dating & Chat
We would say the best aspect of Mingle 2 is being able to create an account and start looking right out the gates. There is an analogy with that though. We can compare this racetrack-horse-traffic to download speeds and torrents. The point is most people want to consume content rather than create content. This leaves a lot of half-finished profiles. Being free, there are ads and that can get confusing at times because some of them happen to look like some sort of profile you might have had your eye on. The lack of detail in profile content gives a one-night-____ sort of impression but if you happen to make more of a statement with your photograph or in person rather than explaining yourself to complete strangers, this could work for you.
Included in the membership is an email system and instant messenger. A great feature is the ability to filter who gets to speak to you and it also kinda happens to be insanely popular right now.
Moco – Chat, Meet People
On first glance, the dated icon in Mocospace is oddly offputting. Pushing yourself to experience it for a little longer yields some interesting results. For one, this “MySpace-esque” social network puts more emphasis on random encounters with the ability to join chat rooms. As most of us from the AOL era remember, chat rooms were our solution to Match.com or EHarmony. By simply looking for a room with romantic overtures we can subtely broadcast our intent and connect with likeminded individuals. The emphasis on random encounters though leaves some to be desired in that random is entirely what it means, random. Meaning you may get those that masquerade as others—but then again isn’t that the original pitfall of meeting people online?
eHarmony touts their Key Dimensions tool as a way to match those individuals that are looking for long-term relationship material lovers. On the surface this sounds very cerebral but in application it isn’t that bad—provided you have a little bit of time to kill in order to do your questionnaire right. They deliver matches to your account daily based on curation of who they believe might be the best match for you. Wanting to jump up and down at first upon seeing how many people might just mesh with you is understandable but the best advice we could give is to concentrate on those individuals nearest you. While this service is aimed at a high rate of success they don’t get those numbers through charity. Finding people might be free, but be prepared to subscribe to a package once you do find that diamond in the rough.
This is one of the only apps whose service providors offer a guarantee. Find someone sepeical in 6 months or get 6 months free. While we have never met anyone who’s purposely claimed to not find anyone in order to take advantage of such an offer it is an nice offer nonetheless. Like eHarmony, they have a free-to-start service with profile creation, the ability to conduct searches, post photos, and send winks. The paid services allow you to view all photos posted on other profiles, send and receive unlimited texts, as well as also being able to see who has viewed your profile.
The app itself allows a subscriber to do everything they could do normally on the website in the palm of your hand. This seamlessness is a great touch as we notice that more often than not we happen to be out in the world instead of sitting behind a computer screen.
Plenty of Fish (POF) Free Dating App
This one was interesting. Not only does the entire site make reference to the adage, “There’s plenty of Fish in the Sea,” it centers on ease of use with a simple user interface holding everything one might need. While Match.com and eHarmony use very extensive services that find parallels to your personality, POF allows the user to make that decision for themselves. There’s an appealing sense of control in this when so many other services attempt to tell you what’s best for you. Almost all pertinent services are free with the application and with a subscription one can add even more information to their profile and see when others have read your messages.
Meeting new people can be intoxicating.
It always helps to remember to be safe while browsing:
Never give away exact addresses, personally identifying information, financial information, or attempt to meet in a place that isn’t private at least until you get an idea of who the other person is.
Online dating may not take the place of getting out there and making it happen in person, for some of us that never seem to have a spare moment, it’s convenient. Whatever your reasons, stay safe and have fun!