SB: Instead of basing your choices solely on someone’s looks and carefully constructed information on their profile, lets you pick a date based on the activities they suggest.It could be anything from a stroll around a local park with take-away coffees, or, like I suggested, chatting and browsing through art galleries and exhibitions.Exactly where do you head over to meet up with like-minded SA singles or maybe even Afrikaans singles that you could click with?
You can also access your message inbox and have a more in-depth browse of potential matches, much like the OKCupid website – there is a nice consistency between the app and the site that users will enjoy. SC: The left/right swiping, while cute, will definitely result in ‘liking’ at least one person that you didn’t intend to.You select your preferences, namely: male or female, age limit and radius of how far you want to go to meet your match. RJ: Personally I’d like to know a bit more about someone, especially if we don’t have any friends in common. I’ve noticed that there aren’t serious dating tendencies through Tinder though. RJ: There are plenty crazy cats out there with odd requests.You see matches in your area, you swipe left for ‘no’ and right for ‘yes’. RJ: It’s a straightforward dating app; you see exactly who the people are. I think having specific needs to narrow down your search would help, maybe adding religion, politics or even common interests in the initial search. I chatted to a guy and thought he was great, but when it didn’t translate I called things off. It’s an online dating app and we have all heard stories of fake profiles and so on.Whether using the Message Boards, the internal e-mail system or video chat, talking with and meeting people is literally a few clicks away.When you have created a free profile, you will have the ability to search through thousands of SA photo profiles of single South African women and men seeking dating and relationship opportunities just like you.You only get to talk to the person if you have both liked each other. And bonus if you have mutual friends, so you know they are legit! Three nights later my flat mates and I were treated to him yelling my name on the street outside our apartment block, while we were trying to sleep. So be wise and only meet if you genuinely are interested.