More and more people are complaining about how apps don’t help them find girls in Los Angeles. Maybe these locals aren’t looking in the right places. When it comes to apps, old favorites like Tinder, OkCupid, and Hinge still rule, although there are some new, promising alternatives.
When it comes to physical attraction, you need to look no further than Tinder, where that is the only thing that counts. Matches are based entirely on how attractive two people find each other. The app has gotten a reputation for being hookup-only. Interestingly, the number of people who developed serious relationships after meeting on Tinder is on the rise, so nothing’s impossible. What’s more, there’s no way everyone will have “immoral” intentions with more than 50 million people using the app every day.
If you’ve tried Tinder in LA without luck, you could switch to OKCupid. This app is also based on physical attraction with the exception of a few personal questions upfront. These mainly revolve around sexual experience and preference. Responses are used to gauge compatibility.
If you are something of a celebrity and want to meet someone with your status, there’s now a dating app for that called Raya. You don’t have to be super-famous to try it, although that would help. Celebs find love on Raya when they’re not going out with childhood sweethearts or doing whatever else it is celebs do. Keep in mind there’s a long waiting list for the app. You need more than 1,000 followers on Instagram to even apply.
Pure was not designed with serious dating in mind. If you’re looking for casual fun, it is definitely worth checking out. It has a millennial to Z-Gen vibe with pretty cool art. Nudes are not allowed, and you must be over 18 to sign up.
Pure uses your location to find matches. When creating your profile, be specific about what you’re looking for. The purpose is spontaneous and anonymous connections. Your chats, selfies, bio, matches, and likes are deleted every 24 hours.
Hinge seems pretty similar to Tinder, but it’s actually quite different in terms of functions. You are matched based on physical preferences and mutual interests. This is done using people’s responses to a number of questions through an interface similar to Tinder’s. Do you love swimming? Swipe right. Have you never been outside LA? Swipe left.