It’s our favorite time of the year—that’s aside from Christmas and the FHM 100 Sexiest Victory Party; okay, it’s our THIRD favorite time of the year! But who’s counting, right? What’s more important is it’s now February. The love month. The okay-lang-magwaldas-para-sa-date month. The only month men are allowed to be ultra-cheesy.
But do you have any idea HOW to be cheesy? Are you and your lady constantly bickering about your lack of romance? Do you attribute your singlehood to your lack of wooing skills? Well, we’re going to solve these all for you! FHM will be dishing out daily how-to-be-a-Don-Romantiko tips the whole month of February!
Are you on the verge of feeling FOMO because you still don’t have a date on Valentine’s? Have no fear, brother, because we have the perfect apps to help you on your quest of being loveless no more.
Ready to swipe? Then scroll down for the best online dating apps on the virtual world!
How it works: Launched just two years ago, this dating app already has over a billion profiles, making at least 15 million matches daily worldwide. Find a match easily accessible to you. Literally. Swipe to the left, it’s a nay; swipe to the right, it’s a yay!
Upside: It finds possible matches that are within your chosen radius and age group. Chat windows are only activated between two people who mutually “liked” each other. So, no creepy messengers (damn you if you’re in on that)!
Downside: Allows limited information to share per user. Ready that pogi mugshot.
How it works: This math-based dating app uses an algorithm to accurately match the interests and profiles of its
users. It might sound complicated but, hey, you’re not doing the computations here.
Upside: You answer a short questionnaire, the results of which the app will match with another user. This way, you know it’s also about shared interests other than face value.
Downside: It allows users to see who views their profiles, which is sometimes awkward and disappointing, especially if you don’t get that much feedback from your viewers.
How it works: One of the oldest established dating sites/apps (launched in 1995). Its members and followers should be seasoned in the art of online dating.
Upside: Allows up to 24 photos for upload, and syncs to your email for private messaging. Users can also use
the “Favorites” feature to easily access possible matches and rate them according to “Daily Matches.”
Downside: Available as a mobile app, but users still need to access the desktop site to register a profile before mobile app access happens.
PLENTY OF FISH
How it works: With a community of over 50 million users worldwide, Plenty of Fish (POF) offers a wider
range of possible matches. It also features online forums, instant messaging, and even a photo rating system.
Upside: Option to ban select users from messaging you, then narrow down the number of users who can view you based on location.
Downside: POF is more popular in Western countries. But if you’re into long-distance flings and meeting friends from that side of the world, then download this app now for free!
How it works: This Singapore-made dating app saw Tinder as an inspiration to break into more conservative
countries in Southeast Asia. With over one million users to date, it has a relatively young following, with 60 percent aged 18-24.
Upside: Its features are very similar to Tinder, only more of its users are Asian. Also, the company is providing a web-based version for countries experiencing mobile connectivity problems.
Downside: Relatively new compared with other dating apps, Paktor still experiences bugs and delays in its messaging feature.
How it works: Originally a mobile web social network in 2007, it was relaunched two years later as a dating app after its founders discovered that over 75 percent of its users got into it to date other people. Adults are separate from teenagers in Skout, and there are safety measures in effect for each.
Upside: The “Shake to Chat” allows users who shake their phones at the same time to connect.
Downside: Offers a travel feature that allows users who travel across the globe to interact with other users via GPS.