Find A Bae While Socially Distancing By Getting On These Dating Apps

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    Well, we know that times are hard and it is close to impossible to step out and go on dates anymore. But, don’t let the lockdown blues get to you. If you are single and ready to mingle or just looking for someone fun to talk to, online dating apps are here to your rescue. Studies reveal that people have been swiping more often than they usually did earlier. As the lockdown is extended, people are finding new ways to talk to people and meet them online. Check out some of the dating apps you can download and get talking in the midst of social distancing. 

    Tinder

    One dating app that we all have used at least once and is popular among Indians is Tinder. If you haven’t used Tinder before (quite hard to believe, honestly), here’s how it works. Register and based on your preferences, you can swipe right to match with someone and left if you aren’t too interested. Now, Tinder has rolled out the Tinder Passport feature where you can now match with people all over the world which is now available for free as a perk. But the catch here is that you’d have to pay to unlock this feature and also get access to unlimited swipes. 

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    Bumble

    Bumble, a dating app endorsed by Priyanka Chopra, where women make the first move also has become quite popular in India. While you can match with people around you, Bumble has now the feature of voice and video calls. Now, you can go on virtual dates with just one click. It really is that simple. 

    Hinge

    Hinge, a dating app, has gained popularity in the past year in India and almost everyone is on it. Once you register, you can set your profile and answer a bunch of questions that you’d want to reflect on your profile. Instead of swiping right/left, you can like one of the other users' photos or their answer to a 'prompt' like. While hinge doesn’t have a call/video call feature yet, you can set up an online date with your match through zoom or other video calling apps.

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    Grindr

    One of the most popular dating apps around the world created especially for the LGBTQ community, Grindr has gained immense popularity in India as well. Grindr is now offering a seven day trial period where all the paid features can be accessed for free for seven days with a PSA saying Stay At Home.

    OkCupid

    One of the most popular dating apps in the US is now being used in India as well but not that widely as its counterparts. What seems to be the OG dating app, now has undergone various changes. It lets you match with someone based on their personality, photos and things they like. While there is no video call feature, you can message your match and keep the conversation going.

    Or send them a chocolate from our guide here, once they've confirmed you're not a stalker and share their address with you!

    Pro-Tip

    Make a good first impression, show up for your first socially distanced date in a super cool, printed shirt or, ladies, check out these easy breezy dresses perfect for when it gets hot.