Text dating for adults
Also, the Android version is missing a few key features — so if you don’t have an i Phone, you may want to skip it for now.
Age limit: 18 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: This is another right-swiping app, but with a twist — Bumble has a “women make the first move” rule, which means you need to reach out within 24 hours or the match expires.
What's not: We probably don’t need to tell you that random chat encounters with strangers can get kinda weird, kinda fast.
Also, while the app is free, some features are only accessible with a premium account, which costs .99 a month.
And your pool of potential crushes isn’t limited to the handful of people you see at school every single day, so you have way more options.
Most dating apps have pretty strict age restrictions, though, so it can be hard to find one that’s actually geared towards teens.
Age limit: 18 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: Happn combines the experience of meeting someone in real life with using a dating app.
This means, if someone else in school, at your gym, or anywhere else you hang out, is also using the app, you'll know.The app has also added a bunch of safety features, like cell phone verification to keep fake profiles from cluttering up the site — but creepers can own cell phones too, so you still have to be careful.What's not: The swipe feature can make it feel pretty superficial, and while it’s supposed to be geared towards making new friends, a lot of people use it as a casual hookup site.Age limit: 17 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: Skout’s “shake to chat” feature — shake your phone and get randomly paired in a chat with someone nearby — is basically the online-dating-app equivalent of randomly bumping into your soulmate at a coffee shop, rom-com-style.But if you’d rather not leave it up to chance, you can scroll through profile photos and tap one to start a chat or leave a comment.