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Don’t risk missed connections. Choose the dating app that chooses you all the time – Friends Match Me is the 100% totally free dating app with the features that help you find and communicated with your match sooner, faster, and easier.

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From expired matches to paywalls – What we don’t like about other dating apps




frustratedLet’s get to it! In no particular order…

1) Match: Does a paywall make a dating website better? We didn’t find it did. There are still the scammers on this site, the fake profiles. If anything, the paywall gets in the way of creating/finding matches – there is no messaging without paying. And if you want to read your messages or check out who likes you, you have to pay. If you send a message, don’t necessarily expect that it will be read.

>Match.com does not let you block members from viewing your profile
>Match.com issues with member search results algorithm, buggy
>Why does match.com ignore language spoken by over 100 million?
>90%+ fake dating profiles on Match.com class action lawsuit alleges

2) Eharmony: This site takes the paywall even further than any other dating app – if you don’t pay you can’t even check out one picture on a profile. And there doesn’t seem to be anything special here to make the jump to the high subscription fees.

>eHarmony free communication weekend, but photos blocked until you pay
>eHarmony paid dating site passwords hacked, poor security policies

3) Bumble: The biggest issue with this app is that it is very easy to end up with expired matches – the app tells you to pay if you want to talk with them because you or the other person didn’t happen to login to the app in 24 hours and missed sending a message to open the match to messaging. It happens a lot, especially when you don’t get the notifications. That brings us to the next issue with this app – the woman has to message first, and then the man can send a message (it doesn’t matter for same sex matches). Who likes that? We didn’t. It’s not empowering. It’s limiting.

>Bumble: requires you to pay for Bumble Boost to increase odds of connecting with your match

4) Hinge: Who knows (read on!) – we couldn’t sign up. They have an issue with their Facebook login – it gets an “access issue” they don’t seem to want to fix and direct you to sign up via your cell phone. Ok, tried that – and nope, no text received with the code to finish sign up. No help from support either. Lots of people have this issue according to reviews on the App Store, Google Play, and other sites.

But, one huge issue on Hinge that is circulating is that they charge for more than 10 5 likes a day. Taking into account that you both have to find each other, then like each other, to message each other – it’s not very user friendly to then limit the number of likes to so low.

Hinge used to show you profiles that you have mutual Facebook friends, much like Friends Match Me gave you the option to check out if you have mutual Facebook friends with someone. But Facebook has since revoked access to this feature, before rolling out their own dating app, Facebook Dating.

>Hinge makes you pay now for more than 10 likes a day
>Hinge dating app: From free to paid, and still like a swiping app
>Hinge’s response to no more Facebook mutual friends data access: track your activity

5) OkCupid: Much like the next app listed, this is getting to be known as a hook-up site, not one for real relationships really. So if that’s what you’re looking for, it might be a good option for you. They redid this website a while ago (Match bought it), and now you can’t just directly start messaging with someone you like – you have to both like each other, if/after you find each other on the app.

>OKCupid removes “Inbox” folder for checking messages, no Sent folder either
>OkCupid rolls out more changes, requires “like” before messaging, hides profiles
>OkCupid removes Visitors feature from all accounts
>OkCupid statistics may suggest “hookup” culture on their site/app
>OkCupid Lies to Members about Matches & Compatibility

6) Tinder: Hook-up app for the most part. Lacking search tools, so it was a boring swiping game to us.

7) JDate: Unfortunately, this is like a desert and worst of all it has become even more expensive now than when it was popular – how does that make sense? You have to pay to view more than one picture on a person’s profile, to check out who likes you and read messages. But if someone has a little yellow icon on their profile, it means they paid an extra fee and you can message them freely – going by our experience with the subscriptions, it seems to be the standard for subscribed members, i.e. whoever has paid for a subscription has this feature. There’s not a lot of members on this site, even less active members, and even less subscribed members. Plus, when you search it feels like the results are being “padded” – blank profile fields are programmed to equal a match, so you might end up with a lot of empty profiles that don’t match with what you are looking for.

>JDate search tools are useless: Empty fields accepted as matches by design
>JDate dating website search tool still buggy, false matches
>Jdate new site, app design has less features for members, buggy, poor design

8) JSwipe: JDate bought over JSwipe, so maybe they don’t care about increasing JDate prices while membership/activity decreases on the JDate site – after all they have JSwipe.  JSwipe is free to like and message/read messages – not free to check out who likes you. There’s no real filtering tools to find your match – you just swipe person after person and have little to go on usually to decide if you want to “like” someone, or swipe right. You can pay to check out who likes you and also get access to a list view of profiles – but even then it’s just a profile picture, age, and name that you have to click on to get possibly a little more info. JSwipe seems to have a little more activity than JDate, but still the lack of search tools and the format where you both have to like each other to message gets in the way of finding your match in our opinion. It kind of seems like JSwipe is a swiping game, like all the other swiping apps – you might get a bunch of likes and matches, but there isn’t much meaning to it. One other thing that you might not like – you can only join with your Facebook account.

9) Facebook Dating: Didn’t try this. For obvious reasons?

>So the Facebook dating app has launched in the USA, and Friends Match Me traffic is multiplying

We keep it simple at Friends Match Me. You get search tools with lots of filter options and are free to message who you like and have access to all features. And if you think we should add something, just let us know.

For example, we added Turkish to the list of languages for the member profile info, search, matches last year. We have stopped requiring a Facebook account to join/login since Fall 2018. It’s just an option if you want to check out similar Facebook likes you have/search profiles by Facebook likes. And we’re also proud of our partnership with Me We Too and the mini poll features to give you even more insights to find your match easier/faster, in addition to profile photos/videos and detailed profiles.

We add features and don’t mess with what works. And of course, Friends Match Me is free and will stay free. We welcome feedback!

 

 


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Friends Match Me + Me We Too = the best dating app!




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Don’t walk in front of me,
I may not follow.

Don’t walk behind me,
I may not lead.

Walk beside me,
and be my friend.

Find your single friend on Friends Match Me… start as friends, go anywhere!  Friends Match Me is for real relationships for singles worldwide.

Don’t forget to sign up for a Me We Too account also and connect with your Friends Match Me account, for fun match insights through mini polls!


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Compare Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, eHarmony, Hinge, JDate, JSwipe, Match, OkCupid, Plenty Of Fish, Tinder, Zoosk, and Friends Match Me




The dating app that chooses you is the best dating app.

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Watch this video comparing other dating apps to Friends Match for the top reasons why you should choose Friends Match Me over Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, eHarmony, Hinge, JDate, JSwipe, Match, OkCupid, Plenty Of Fish, Tinder, and Zoosk.  Summary: Because Friends Match Me is the app that chooses you – you’re the priority here and the design/features show it!



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Turkish added to list of languages for member profile info, search, matches




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We have just received a request to add Turkish to the list of languages on Friends Match Me and have added it!  Now you can choose Turkish as a language you speak (rather than “Other”) on your profile, and also search for other members who speak Turkish.

Thanks for the feedback!  Please feel free to share any feedback you may have for Friends Match Me; we review them all!

Related: “Why does match.com ignore language spoken by over 100 million?


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Happy Valentine’s Day with a quote from Persian Poet Rumi!




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“Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love, if you are too careful, LOVE will not find you.” ~Rumi

Have a great Valentine’s Day!


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Hinge’s response to no more Facebook mutual friends data access: track your activity




As you might know by now, Facebook is creating its own dating app and whether related or not, it’s not giving out Facebook mutual friends data out to other apps even when users approve the permission for an app.  So what does a dating app based soley on that feature like Hinge do?  Hinge is introducing a new feature that tracks your activity and your dates through a new “We Met” feature, to suggest matches to you.  A different approatch than Friends Match Me – we recently announced the new upgrades to our dating app Friends Match Me, partnering with the social app Me We Too – we put all the control in choosing who’s your match to you.

find matchHinge writes on their website, “We learn your type based on the people you like”.  Reliable? Hmm.  Their “We Met” features asks you if you went out on a date with someone from the app that you have exchanged numbers with, and if you liked it – and then based on that make match recommendations to you:

‘We Met’ helps us understand your dating journey as you move things off the app. A few days after exchanging phone numbers, we’ll ask you a) if you went on a date and b) if your date is the type of person you’d like to see again. If you indicate that you don’t want a second date, we’ll will take that info into account when recommending new people to you. 

How can Hinge categorize new potential matches based on whether you liked a certain member or not? What do you think? Anyone tried it out?

On Friends Match Me we keep it simple – we show you who you say you want to check out. You can search based on advanced specs, or just age/distance/gender, etc. Who knows your match better than you?


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Hinge makes you pay now for more than 10 likes a day – Update: 5 likes!




sticker shockNo more unlimited swiping and liking for the dating app Hinge.  You now only have up to 10 free likes in 24 hours – and still you cannot communicate with anyone unless you both “like” each other.  That’s really cutting down the options; even if you pay the supscription fee to get the unlimited likes, if the girl or guy that may be your match hasn’t upgraded to unlimited, they may not find you in the swipe world for the chance to “like” you and send a message.  Hinge is continuing to follow the many other “free” dating apps in their profits quest, converting free features to require a subscription fee, like OkCupid and POF and Tinder, and app users are noticing…the complaints are rolling in.

adam Sweatt
November 27, 2018
“Was an awesome app loved everything about it. Couple days ago they changed it where you have to pay for likes. Ruined the whole thing really. 10 likes in 24 hours? You gotta be kidding me. This will cause all the busy and worthwile people to leave. Also I get like 2 out if every 3 messages yet they show up in the notification bar and when I open it it’s gone.”

Nikola Pejović
November 23, 2018
EDIT: They now started charging for likes, just like Tinder, are you serious? Such a scam. It had all the good looking girls lined up at the beginning when I created my profile and in a couple days it started giving me the girls I didn’t like all over again, even when I press X.

Eoghan Casey
December 1, 2018
Unfortunately the Hinge team have made a massive mistake by starting to charge to swipe (quite costly too!) It was a great app and was truly the best dating one out there for any meaningful connections. It’s sadly just gone and killed it’s userbase though. Requires a quick 180 or a massive increase in “free” likes before it’s all too late.

Christopher Mcclelland
November 23, 2018
This app was great. And now suddenly we have to pay to swipe unlimited ? Dont be greedy. Your app is of higher quality. Dont go ruining it by making me pay to get unlimited likes after you take it away from me for no good reason. Pretty garbage move hinge. And dont think we dont notice you not commenting on the plethora of complaints about this, but you’ll comment on complaint about spam members. Fix this

Woody Culp
November 23, 2018
Really loved this app until you implemented a limit on how many likes a person can send. It doesn’t matter how good looking or personable a guy is, it’s always going to come down to a numbers game until someone decides to match. You’ve effectively taken away guys ability to match with people.

John Detorre
November 25, 2018
This app. turned out to be a scam. There has been quite a few fake profiles. One person had asked for my banking info. And when I had reported the profile, I did not receive any updates or a follow up. It’s like they don’t even care. Also recently they would start charging you for likes. You would only get a limit of 10 likes per day. Otherwise you would have to subscribe to their scam. In the beginning there used to be more attractive women on here. This app. doesn’t even deserve 1 star.

Alex O’Neill
November 25, 2018
Just installed this due to a recommendation from a friend, but you only get 10 likes a day before you have to pay. Massively disappointing.. I wouldn’t mind paying for premium features, but this is a bit much and kind of a deal breaker.

Nick Sauro
November 29, 2018
This WAS the best dating app out there but now they’ve gone and gotten too big for their britches. Ruining their app with limited likes per day, and making microtransactions a central part of getting anywhere as far as dating goes. Really very disappointing to see it go this way but what are you gonna do. Bring in the next app because this ship is sinking fast.

Prasad Walanj
November 24, 2018
the recent update that you only get a limited likes per day sucks. I think this update is a demise for this app now and probably an opportunity for the new developers. U get what like 10 likes a day thats nothing. I’m guessing after so many negative reviews they will have to take some steps to rectify their mistake.

Michael Donlea
November 25, 2018
Used to be very good, but Hinge has now started charging for more than 10 likes in a day. Also, I get notifications saying that someone has messaged me, but when I go to check my messages there’s nothing there. Irritating.

Timothy Battle
November 26, 2018
It was literally best thing of its kind on the app store until they made you pay to use it. Now it’s worthless, don’t bother even downloading it.

Leo Bell
November 26, 2018
Look this app was great. The developers have now like every other dating app got greedy. Look no one expects you to work for free but my main issues with your new payment system. 1. You allow 10 likes every 24 hours…err what? That’s ridiculous period people live busy lives limiting them that much is crazy. 2. You expect people to pay for an app that has been broken for weeks, the notifications do not work…period. They either never show up unless you go into the app and into the conversation. Or it tells you that you have a message only for that message to not appear unless you delete and reinstall the app. You can’t expect people to want to pay for an app that is both broken and limiting. Really disappointed would happily have laid when the app was working and with no limits. But forcing me to pay to use a broken apo is just a slap in the face of people who have spread the word about this app and helped build your userbase.

Michael Rudy
November 25, 2018
Falling into the same micro transaction trap as the rest of them… you get a handful of free likes before you have to pay and like girls who will likely not like you to begin with…

A Google user
November 25, 2018
1 star because you limited the likes to 10 per day. Stupid, greedy move.

Sean Douglas
November 28, 2018
You now have to pay to use more than 10 likes per day and messages don’t always come through even if there’s a notification

Paul
November 23, 2018
Awful update. Note you are limited to 10 likes everyday, just not worth it anymore

Brent Wilson
November 27, 2018
Was a good app until the app creators got greedy and limited your access unless you pay. Way to ruin a great dating app

Ashley Squires
November 26, 2018
Once again another dating app ruining their service by limiting the likes per day and charging for more, looks like I’ll be moving onto the next app!

Bruce Banner
November 28, 2018
This app was okay until they limited your “likes” per day in a desperate attempt to push people to spend money. No thanks….

If you’re looking for the dating app for you, choose the dating app that chooses you – Friends Match Me.  Friends Match Me is the totally free dating app that is not going to be starting charging for our app features. Plus, it’s also free on desktop.



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Why Friends Match Me dating site/app Does Not Require a Facebook Account anymore




One of the major reasons we have added more sign up/login options – Email/Password or Google Login, besides via Facebook login – is because it was a feature requested by many, as said in our upgrade announcement blog post, “Friends Match Me upgrade! Me We Too mini poll compatibilities, and Facebook optional!“.  It also felt time for it, based on new Facebook policies.  We’ve kept the pros of connecting your Facebook account to Friends Match Me, while not requiring it in order to use our dating site/app, and added frosting to the cake and a cherry on top with our custom algorithms and new partnership with Me We Too.

The reasons we opted at the launch of the Friends Match Me dating site/app to require a Facebook account for sign up/login was the idea that it would help with member account authenticity/quality, i.e. less “fake” accounts, and of course the features it enables – checking out mutual Facebook friends, Facebook likes, and similar Facebook likes.  But, as we have found, requiring a Facebook login does not stop the “fake” accounts; it’s just an extra step.  Anyone can create a new Facebook account, with any name, and then sign up to an app.  We have relied on our automatic and manual controls on Friends Match Me to make it a quality dating site/app.  And we continue to do so and update and improve our spam algorithms.

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You can still connect Friends Match  Me with your Facebook account to get the Facebook-related features – check out member similar Facebook Likes, their Facebook likes on their profile (if they opted to share), and even search for members by Facebook like.  One feature we did have to remove from the Facebook connect however is mutual friends.  Facebook doesn’t offer this feature anymore to apps.  But, we have partnered with Me We Too and now offer new exciting ways to find more about other members and make real strong connections, through the Me We Too mini polls (read more on our blog post, “Friends Match Me upgrade! Me We Too mini poll compatibilities, and Facebook optional!“).

We welcome your feedback – we review and consider each one!


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