The first online dating platform, Match.com, was founded back in 1995. Fast forward to 2022, and there are now numerous online dating apps and websites, and it has become the norm for people looking to meet somebody and potentially find a romantic partner.
People use online dating to find partners who share similar interests, values, and lifestyles. Online dating means that you can connect with people from all over the world.
In 2022 the most popular online dating sites included Badoo, with 105.73 million monthly visitors, followed by Tinder, with around 94.96 million visits. Next was Plenty of Fish which accumulated almost 32 million visits, and One Amour had a total of 2.96 million visits for the same period. Here we will look at some of the most popular dating apps.
Badoo is a social networking site that allows users to communicate with each other through online chat, text, and video. Badoo also offers a variety of features, including a dating service.
Badoo has been around for a while and is the most popular and downloaded dating app in the world, with 400 million registered users to date. This dating app is suited to anyone looking for a casual dating experience.
Tinder is unquestionably the most famous dating App in the world. This dating App has quickly become popular thanks to its innovative swipe system. Tinder is predominantly used by those looking for a casual dating situation and aged between 18 and 40 years old.
Although Tinder offers one of the largest selections of singles in the world, it unfortunately also contains a lot of fake profiles. According to an article about online dating scams by ExpressVPN, Valentine’s Day makes dating app users more vulnerable to catfishers and is a day popular with scammers. You can also read some tips on what to do if you have been scammed and how to spot fake dating profiles.
Plenty of Fish
Plenty of Fish is the popular option for anyone looking for a deeper and less casual match. In the app, you can interact with people, send messages, and engage for free. Rather than photo-focused apps like Tinder, Plenty of Fish focuses on compatibility and messaging. You will need to pay for Plenty of Fish to gain the more advanced features, including filtering out fake profiles.
One Amour is popular worldwide and focuses on people looking for serious relationships and those looking to meet and date people from other countries. The paid dating service has 1 million members and 100,000 active users from Latin America, Italy, Russia, Germany and France.
Although One Amour has impressive elements, like being available in eight languages, it is far less popular than its counterparts as it does not have an app. Instead, you sign up online and create a profile.
Experts believe the dating app industry will continue growing, potentially becoming more personalised and interactive over time. There are many predictions for the future of dating. For example, Women’s Health reports that 48% of Millennial and Gen Z singles now prefer more affordable date ideas over flashy ones.