It's no secret that San Francisco is chock full of tech types and singles. Though people seem to be universally embracing online dating from sea to shining sea (and everywhere in between), a super tech-tastic spot like San Fran is even more likely to be full of people madly swiping, matching, and messaging away.
Hinge is a popular choice across the board, but SFGate reported about a Hinge study that looked at San Franciscans' opening lines and tried to predict how likely someone might be to reply, depending on what someone kicked things off with.
"The best performing opening lines in the Bay Area focus on nostalgia or youth, while the worst ones involve the entertainment industry," they found, so be sure to ask about your match's first concert when you get the chance.
This app is most popular in San Francisco, London and New York, according to founder Max Fischer.
Be Linked gets your info directly from Linked In, which means that "users are getting that true sense of who someone is through a highly accountable and trustworthy network," he tells Business Insider. San Francisco is a rambling city — big enough that 70 percent of the population have cars. Happn links users who have crossed paths over the course of a day, taking some of the guesswork out of the equation — if you see a cute girl at a coffeeshop, you can open your app and see if she has Happn too.
This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).
Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.
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You can’t browse pictures or profiles – you wait to be matched by the mystery algorithm after answering the 400 questions – then you are guided through a contact process.
Some may think it lacks the spontaneity of other dating sites – and you certainly can’t use it to get a quick date for the weekend.
Clover "would be the offspring of Ok Cupid and Tinder if they had a one-night stand and forgot to use a condom," says SF Weekly. Clover is all about "swiping less, dating more," and incorporates "on-demand dating."This site is all about connecting people for actual relationships. But I'd be leaving something out if I didn't include Tinder as an option in a big city at this point.