The low-down: You fill out your personal profile on the app and state your basic preferences for a match (i.e. The app will then send you a curated match (or Bagel, as the app calls it) everyday at noon, and you can choose to Pass or Like that person.
If both of you have expressed interest in each other, a chat box will pop up for you to start chatting. The chat box is not permanent and will expire within a few days.
The low-down: Tinder needs no introduction – just login with your Facebook account and start swiping.
Best for: Meeting people with similar interests, opinions and values. Instead of sending you matches to accept or reject, the app allows you to search for people to have lunch (or drinks) with.
You can filter search results by location, age range, gender and even your intention for meeting up (i.e.
The low-down: Instead of matching you with people based on location or Facebook connections, Ok Cupid places more emphasis on compatibility (each match even has a percentage rating).
Besides basic profile information, the app will have you answer a (seemingly) never-ending series of questions about everything from your views on life to…gun control.
Ok Cupid then lists matches based on how well the person’s preferences match up with yours, and you can double tap to like the person’s profile (he or she will receive a notification) or start a conversation (you can chat with anyone on the app).
The app also lets you see people who have clicked on your profile (and vice versa), but you can set your settings to browse anonymously.
company for lunch, job opportunity, making new friends).
You can also create or join a Group Lunch, where up to 5 members can choose to meet up at a specified venue on a certain date and time. Pros: Lunch Kaki is more about meeting new friends and making connections, so there’s less focus on superficial factors like your looks, age or job.
The app also seems to be quite popular among expats, if that floats your boat.
Cons: Is it not creepy that the app knows exactly where you’ve been and when?
The app is also easy to join and use – just login with your Facebook account and it will automatically fill out your profile for you.