Dating during a global pandemic is pretty hard. Dating, in general, is actually … pretty hard. While we’re used to meeting someone out, through friends, or some other way, dating apps have slowly crept their way into our lives over the past decade. In fact, according to Statista, as of 2020, over “32 million Americans are using online dating services. According to the latest forecasts, the number of online dating users in the United States paying customers account for one-third of U.S. online dating users.” In fact, around 47% of millennials are using them to find a partner. While this statistic may be surprising, you’d be even more shaken by the number of new dating apps that are being created. From Hinge to Struck, we go through a few new ones you should know about. Keep reading for more.
These Are the Best New Dating Apps We Love to Use in 2021
The Lox Club is “a private, membership-based dating app for Jews with ridiculously high standards and vetting processes”. Launched only a few months ago, the private dating app already has 20,000 applicants waiting to be approved. They want to weave storytelling into their dating process, so you can vet out the people you might not want to date. For a speakeasy-esque experience, this is the way to go. Their members are authentic and real, super down to Earth and ready for love!
Voted the best dating app out there, this dating app isn’t too new, but compared to classics like Bumble and Tinder, it’s a freshman app for sure. It brands itself as a dating app, just for those that want relationships and more than just a hookup. You do get limited likes if you don’t pay for a subscription, but it’s fun to look through the funny questions posed to your potential mates!
This dating app takes your birth chart and matches you with compatible singles in your area. The user matching is based on age-old principles of romantic synastry between charts. This app provides a fun and safe space for you to connect with others. You might even be surprised at who you get matched with!
This app has a waiting list, but it solves one of the biggest problems you can have with online dating, which is the issue of the catfish. Apparently, this app only has the most eligible people for you to choose from. We don’t know exactly what that means (we’re not into dating for looks or money or career), but if you want to avoid fake profiles, this is the one for you. But be aware, if you get past the dating list, you will be paying $199.99 per month.
Raya is a private, membership-based dating app (or social networking app) that also requires a waiting list. This is that app that got pretty famous for having celebrities use it. It requires a swift vetting process and recommendations but is fun to create a profile with. You have to pay $7.99 per month, but there’s always a chance you could match with Zac Efron!
If You’re Not Into Dating Right Now …
If you’re not into dating right now and want to have some “you time” (we totally get it), we recommend using the They Call Her Alfie Love Gel ($39). The Love Gel assists many in their personal relationships with not only themselves but their partners. The creators took it upon themselves to make sure that this product helped women in the bedroom, mentally and physically. The ease of the gel formula provides comfort for the woman, so she is able to let go of her inhibitions and enjoy pleasure, on her terms.