Virtually all dating apps are free to use, but they offer extra services if you opt-in to their payment plan. The most popular dating apps currently are Bumble and Tinder. I signed up for the premium versions of both to let you know which dating apps are worth paying for.
I spent over $200 testing dating apps to see what’s worth paying for
For the sake of research, I opted for the premium memberships on both apps. After a few weeks of using both (and going on more than a dozen dates), I can tell you which options are worth paying for, and which are not.
I tried Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and Happn to see when paying benefits you… and when it doesn’t. In this post, I compare Tinder and Bumble, but there’s definitely more to come!
Bumble seems to offer more bang for your buck if you’re going to pay for a dating app. However, determining the real ROI isn’t that simple.
More money won’t help you find love, but it might help you find dates
Unfortunately, your Prince(ss) Charming probably isn’t hiding behind a paywall. Subscribing to the paid version of a dating app won’t guarantee you’ll meet someone you vibe with, but it could make the process of finding people to date much easier.
However, whether or not it’s worth it to pay a premium for your digital love matches depends on where you live, what app you’re using, and what exactly you’re looking for. The paid tiers of dating apps might make it easier to connect with people, but only if the people you’re interested in are actually in your city and on the app and using it. (altro…)