Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.
When it comes to the apps on our phones, we tend to become loyal to a select few.
You find something you like—maybe you’re a Facebook fan, or a loyal Instagrammer, or a member of the cool Snapchat club—and you stick to it. Ever wonder if you’ve met your soulmate, but didn’t know it?
Here’s how it works; you sign in, and create a profile that’s basically just a selfie, and after that your mission is to find someone near you who wants to hookup.
Each post you make is like a shoutout about you, and it lasts one hour; users near you will see your selfie, and if they’re interested you’ll be sent a notification and you can set up a meeting time if you like them back. Not everyone is into casual sex, and if you’re the type to date people long-term, I’d recommend downloading Coffee Meets Bagel.
Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?
This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.
Here, the female always initiates, and instead of collecting matches, you’re forced to actually talk, with matches expiring after 24 hours (you can extend one promising connection per day).
So do about a billion other people, and they're all on hook-up apps. Here, a quick breakdown of what to expect on these hook-up apps, should you have completely avoided them all thus far. It is: The most notorious hook-up app, especially among the younger folks. The catch: The Mile High Club isn't really a thing.
Swipe right on a profile photo you like, hope they swipe right too. Who you want to find: A beautiful stranger who's down. Who you want to find: An exotic adventurer on their way to hike the Chilean Andes. Who you want to find: A put-together man who wants a drink and a fuck.
For now, it only services Toronto in Canada, but plans to roll out in Vancouver this fall. Dragonfruit matches couples based on their particular nerdy obsessions.
A Captain America fan might be connected with someone who’s really into Bucky Barnes, for example.