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From apps that match you based on astrological compatibility to apps that let your friends do all the hard work for you, these apps take an out-of-the-box approach to dating. doing.
The world of dating apps is wider than you think, and perhaps your soulmate, or one-night stand, is tucked away out of reach of your Tinder, Hinge, or Grinder.
Your ideal partner may not like you, your conversation may not progress, or you may not be able to swipe quickly. Either way, it may be time to reach for the more niche side of dating apps. Up to apps that can do the hard work, these apps take an out-of-the-box approach to dating.
Here are five dating apps you should check out to find a new, potential love interest.
For vegetable lovers:
Are you looking for someone to get along with without worrying about any animal products you may have eaten recently? This app is for you. Veggly is specially designed for vegetarians and vegans who are looking for a partner who shares their values such as protecting the planet and animals. The app has over 1 million users and he proudly boasts of his 3 million “vegematches” made on the service. If you’re looking to bond with your love for Beyond Meat, or find someone to hold you accountable for your new eating habits, chat with us on Veggly. For passionate encounters without the aftertaste of fried chicken, meet at Veggly.
For pet lovers:
If you need to understand that your future partner will always be second to your pet, check out these two apps.Dig is a dating app where dog lovers and their dogs can meet . Dig users can bond by sharing their love for dogs and escape the awkwardness of having someone who happens to be allergic to dogs, or worse, who doesn’t like dogs. Tabby is a similar app, but for cat lovers. This app connects cat fans and serves as a way to hook up or meet future cat co-parents. Let’s be real here – identifying a cat or dog as human says a lot about that person’s personality. Doing so will help weed out some of the matches that probably wouldn’t go well.
For Astrology Professionals:
It’s possible that a recent failed relationship didn’t work out just because your zodiac sign isn’t compatible. Check out NUiT, an app that weaves in. The app analyzes your sun, moon and zodiac sign to pair you appropriately. Astrological matching helps you find someone who fits your needs, mood and personal style. This way you can avoid the one sign that it doesn’t seem to work and skip to the match from the stars.
People who have great friends:
Maybe your dating problem is you, not the other person. Wingman is a dating app that takes you out of the equation and lets your friends matchmake for you. From start to finish, your friends will create your profile on your behalf and swipe to chat with potential crushes. Your problem with love could be that you choose the wrong person, so let your friend choose for you. Take a backseat with your own love life and give your friends a chance to impress you with their matchmaking skills.
For the adventurous type:
If dating has become boring, maybe it’s time to spice things up and rethink monogamy. You don’t have to be single to join this app. Couples who want to explore can create a couple account to interact with the app’s single account. You and your partner can spend time bonding about who your ideal third is. Give me a chance to open the room door. After all, monogamy can get boring and college is a time to explore multiple partners at once.
This article appeared in the February 27, 2023 issue of Hatchet.