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I want to find that special someone. Another man licked barbecue sauce out of a ramekin like a cat. Turns out, no. And for this article, I talked with and casually interviewed a variety of singles in Colorado Springs, a mix of men and women in their 20s and 30s, all with different tastes and goals when they look for a date—whether it be a way to get out of the house for a night, find a future soul mate or make a more, um, short-term connection.
I checked out the data too, which seems mixed. But another study by ReportLinker. Other research in recent years clearly shows digital connections trending upward. Take my friend, for example. Dating-Around Dan, 29, felt the same way before meeting his current girlfriend online.
He picks up his phone, opens Bumble or Hinge, and starts swiping right. So what can you find in the digital dating scene, especially in Colorado Springs? Tinder, Bumble and Match seem to be the most frequently used apps whether you are looking to score a one-night stand, a date or a prospective partner. One of the earliest players—perhaps literally—in the app era, Tinder is still one of the most popular dating apps. What is clear is its simplicity. You get a few photos and a short description to convince someone to swipe right for yes, or left for no.
You set the age range, gender and location radius of profiles you want to see. Looking for Love Lucy, 33, prefers Tinder and says the men she met on Bumble and Match were more professional and preppy—not really her type. While I personally would never jump out of a plane, it was fun to see him in his element, and it was a nice car ride to learn about each other. No one else we talked with prefers Tinder, even though most have tried it simply because it boasts a large pool of users—and potential partners.
Bumble is similar to Tinder, but with a few key differences, the most ificant being who makes first contact. If you make a heterosexual match, the woman has 24 hours to start a conversation. After she sends the first message, the man must respond within 24 hours for the match to stay in your queue. This creates a sense of urgency, so users are more inclined to actually chat and meet. Bumble is big in Colorado Springs. According to company spokesperson Sang Lee, Bumble users in the Springs send more messages than the national average.
She also says the biggest local user groups are agesfollowed by Susan, Dan and Lonely Luke, 32, all rank this as their favorite app. Single Susan likes the details that are important to her in a life partner, like religious views and the desire to have children. Dan says he thinks the quality of users on Bumble is better in the Colorado Springs market than other dating apps.
In his opinion, the women are more attractive and career oriented. Its two main distinctions are that Match can be used on an internet browser and you have to pay if you want to actually match and chat with others. You can still look for free. Users create a profile, answering thorough questions and selecting and ranking detailed criteria in order of importance.
And customized matches highlight similar hobbies and complementary preferences. Because Match requires a literal investment, it carries the stigma that its users are looking for a serious relationship. With other dating apps like Bumble or Tinder, you could just be bored and open a dating .
Dating Around Dan found his current girlfriend on Hinge—after expanding his geographic range to include Denver. Single Susan continues to use Bumble regularly and says she has some great dates, but she plans to give Match another try this year. Solo Sam and On the Market Owen dabble sporadically but remain unimpressed with dating apps. As for me, many connections have flourished into friendships. So I continue to download Bumble, go on a couple dates, delete the app after a really bad date, redownload the app when I need a plus-one for an event, delete, redownload, repeat.
Why do we do it? They struggle with finding good options for doing so. Plus, special features like activity reports and read receipts help diminish inactive users. The draw of OK Cupid is more extensive user profiles, deed to take you a little deeper than skin-deep swiping.
If Jesus is your make-or-break nonnegotiable, Christian Mingle is the best place to look. Setup questionnaires include spiritual notes to help guide you to faith-centered connection. Sometimes matching is easy, but starting the conversation is hard. Hinge gives icebreaker prompts to help pique your interest and begin messaging.
In-depth personality questionnaires and guided conversations are meant to make your matches matter. You can start free, but a paid membership is required to talk with any matches. The League skews career-driven and uses LinkedIn to avoid awkward encounters with business connections or co-workers. Zoosk algorithms use your social media and online activity to suggest matches. Tired of big national apps? Check out these Centennial State niche apps, but be ready to go to Denver to meet people.
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