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.Also, the whole swiping business is kind of iffy, because it’s dangerously easy to accidentally swipe right (or up) on a match you want (“OMG what did I just do?! Best for: Expanding your social network, finding chat buddies and ehh…casual hookups?Let’s put it this way – you’re probably not going to find your soulmate on Tinder, but at least you’ll score a few dates.Coffee Meets Bagel encourages matches to exchange numbers or take things offline after chatting with each other for a few days. The app has a Give & Take section with more potential matches, and you can use your beans (the in-app currency) for a chance to connect.You can also forward a profile to a friend who might be interested, and in turn, you’ll receive more beans to connect with matches. Pros: The app takes into account your Facebook connections, so you’re more likely to get matches who are friends of friends (you’ll never get matched with your direct Facebook friends though).If a person you’ve expressed interest in has also swiped right on your profile, you’ll be able to chat with that person (and presumably find love).
You can filter search results by location, age range, gender and even your intention for meeting up (i.e.
Also, I don’t know if it’s because your Location setting is turned on all the time, but the app seems to drain your phone battery rather quickly.
Best for: People who tend to go out a lot, or who work in a “happening” area like Raffles Place or Orchard.
Cons: Anyone can chat with you on Ok Cupid, so you’re bound to get the occasional creepy message like “let me see ur eyes baby” (true story).
Also, your Ok Cupid profile is automatically set to public (meaning anyone on the Internet could possibly find you), so remember to switch your profile visibility to ‘Members Only’.Pros: Happn is kind of a cross between Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel.