7 Dating Apps Made For Marriage, Not Dating
It often feels like the only way to “solve” celibacy in 2022, for those looking for their spouse, is to hop on a dating app; in fact, as soon as a single woman mentions that she is looking for a relationship, no one can help but suggest the most popular singles apps.
More often than not, a few names will come up when discussing dating apps: Tinder, Bumble, or OkCupid. The single woman imagines endlessly leafing through a thousand photos and profiles, obtaining want to meet? messages, and having a series of nasty dates with guys who never intend to call anyone their wife. She squeaks.
If we are honest, the idea dating apps is a wonderful – finding your perfect match without having to leave home is an appealing thought. But unfortunately, for women who are actually looking for a man who is a husband, rather than a casual relationship man, dating apps like Tinder and Bumble aren’t always up to snuff.
But that doesn’t mean that a single woman whose goal is to get married can’t already using a dating app – it’s just about using the right one. So, for all those single women looking for their future husband, here are some dating apps to try.
Of course, we’ve all heard of eHarmony, the dating site that made online dating long before that was cool, but did you give it a chance? Ever since Tinder and Bumble came along, eHarmony has stepped up its game and is now available as an app. And perhaps the best thing about eHarmony is that users can take a Compatibility quiz and complete a personality profile, which creates matches that have a lot less to do with image appeal and a lot more to do with actual compatibility. eHarmony has a monthly fee (after a free trial), but that might actually give you a better chance of finding a guy who’s also looking for something serious.
Match.com is yet another dating site that has been around far longer than most young singles are even alive. With over 39 million users, Match.com is definitely worth a try. And because you’ll complete a detailed profile (the more you complete, the better your matches), the matching process will be based on actual compatibility and shared values rather than surface items. Match.com has a free trial period as well as a few membership tiers to choose from.
For the more professional singles, Elite Singles might be the dating app you’ve been looking for. More 80% of its members have either a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate, and more than 90% are over 30, so you know you’re not getting involved with immature college kids. And with nearly 400,000 new members every month and a personality test based on psychological research, the odds are in your favor. Elite Singles is free, but also offers premium subscription options.
Hinge is definitely one of the most popular dating apps, often bundled with apps like Bumble or OkCupid. And while you’re bound to find guys who aren’t looking for anything serious, Hinge bills itself as the “designed to be deleted” dating app, so its goal is definitely for its users to find real relationships. Unlike other mainstream dating apps, Hinge makes it difficult for users to set up vague profiles with a bunch of pictures, but instead encourages more unique personal profiles, leading to much better matches. Also, the hinge was most cited app in the NYTfrom the “Weddings” section of 2017, so he must be doing something right.
Coffee meets bagel
Apart from having an adorable name, Coffee Meets Bagel is widely known as an app that attracts users who are specifically looking for long-term and committed relationships. One of its best features? Every day, the application offers its users a list of their best matches (which you have already liked!), giving them the possibility of pass or game, so you don’t have to worry about getting exhausted by sliding for hours. Once connected, the chat will last for seven days after the last interaction, which is great news for women who are tired of hearing from a guy after four months of ghosting!
Faith is one of the biggest deal breakers in dating, so when it comes to finding your future husband, it’s no secret that it’s one of the most important things about which to line up. For single Christian men and women, one of their best bets for finding another Christian online is through Christian Mingle. With about 3.5 million monthly users, you are bound to meet someone with whom you are in contact and with whom you share similar values. You can try the app for free, but once you meet someone you want to chat with, monthly fees apply.
Christians aren’t the only ones looking for love online. For single Jewish men and women, one of the best options for finding matches that you connect with at least on faith is JDate. While it’s certainly not the most used app on this list, the quality of its singles is very high – many JDate users are definitely looking for a serious relationship. You can upload photos and send messages to paying members for free, but to unlock all the bells and whistles it will cost you some money.
While mainstream dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OkCupid are known to lead to more casual relationships than marriage, that doesn’t mean all dating apps are the same. Single women who want to get married should try one of these seven other marriage-focused apps!
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