Basically, the app tracks your location and allows you to see anyone in your vicinity (or who has been in your vicinity recently) who is also on the app. The app works best in big cities, since the more users you run into, the more matches you’re likely to have. Like other services on this list, Plentyof Fish has been around for a while, which means it has a lots and lots of people who use it.
According to Lisa Bahar, a California-based licensed marriage and family therapist, super-specific apps are great for older crowds with firmer routines in their daily lives.
If you know what you’re looking for, which by now you likely do, there’s no reason to waste time.
Structured around interests and hobbies, this app encourages members to connect over whatever they have in common, hopefully creating a fun story about how they first met their new significant other. ) This app knows that age is a factor, and because of that it divides people up into two categories: young professionals (40 and under) and professionals (40 and up).
Of course, you can opt to have your profile visible to matches in both categories—age is just a number, after all—but it’s nice to know that the app has ways to cater to specific age groups.
Making it past their screening process is no easy feat (unless you happen to be a minor celeb, you’re going to need some luck!
), but selective element can be a major plus, since you know everyone else on the app went through the same thing. According to their website, find someone who is already on the app to invite you. But before you thumb your nose at it, it’s worth noting that if you’ve got a hobby that you really care about in your 40s—such as staying really fit, which we wholeheartedly encourage—it’s a terrific way to meet a compatible, like-minded person.
On the one hand, this is a little bit obnoxious, but on the other, you know that anytime a conversation is started, there’s true interest there.
If the idea of a conventional dating app makes you feel weird, the League may interest you.
But the downside is that not everyone who wants to be on the app gets the chance to be. Happn provides a solution for those who are tired of getting matches who are far away from them geographically, something that can happen relatively often on old-school dating sites like e Harmony.