Every Thursday, the app will present you with options of daters who are available to go out later that day. It’s all in an effort to reduce small talk and increase the amount of dates that actually happen. You can download and use the app for free or pay a $ monthly fee for the VIP membership.
Sameera Sullivan, matchmaker and dating expert, says Thursday is a good solution for daters who haven’t previously had success with other forms of online dating. “I get a lot of clients complaining about an inability to connect with anyone, and usually it boils down to dating app burnout,” Sullivan says. “Currently, this app is only available in a few cities, but the developers are aiming to expand it.” If you live in London or NYC, this is an app you should definitely try out.
Best For Parents: Stir
Stir is a dating app from the Match Group that was created for single parents. You start by creating a profile that allows you to showcase a bit of your personality. The app asks you a series of questions like “At social event, you tend to…”, “It’s Sunday morning and I’m…”, or “Your guilty go-to pleasure is…” It then asks more personal questions related to dating with kids such as, “When will you introduce your partner to your kids?” and whether you’d be open to having kids with a new partner.
Like other Match group dating apps, Stir is easy to use. You’re presented with some options where you can tap the heart icon to “like” someone or click “X” to move on to the next. Once you make a match, you can start messaging. The app also has premium features not available on the free version, including profile boosts and the ability to see who likes you so you can make instant matches. Pricing varies from a Standard subscription for $ a month to a six-month Premium subscription for $. Since the app is new, you won’t get the same amount of people as you would on other apps. But it’s definitely worth giving a shot if you’re looking for singles who are in the same boat as you.
Best AI: HILY
HILY is another Tinder-like dating app where you can scroll through profiles of daters near you. In addition to photos, you can include fun, short videos to showcase more of your personality. It also offers ice breakers to help get the conversation going, and a compatibility test to see if you and someone you’re interested in would be a good match. “HILY is the future of dating apps because they use AI to find you the most compatible partners,” Sullivan says. “The app uses information about your preferences and in-app activity to suggest dates. Also, it comes with video calling and streaming features to complete your e-date!” When you download the app, you’ll start off with their seven-day free trial, then the plans start at $ per month.
Best For Latinx Daters: Chispa
Chispa, another dating app that’s part of the Match Group, is the largest dating app for Latinx singles. It was created to be a community where singles can “find meaningful connections with people who share similar likes and interests.” The app will present you with a series of profiles of people local to you. All you have to do is slide right or click on the heart icon to “like” someone, or slide left if you’re not interested. You can use the app for free, but there is also a subscription option starting at $9.99 per month.