How it works: Match is pretty much an open dating service

How it works: Match is pretty much an open dating service

  • Three months of Standard: $ ($ per month)
  • Six months of Standard: $ ($4.08 per month)
  • 12 months of Standard: $ ($1.82 per month)
  • Three months of Premium: $ ($ per month)
  • Six months of Premium: $ ($4.42 per month)
  • 12 months of Premium: $ ($1.93 per month)

Who’s online: In short, this site is probably filled with your neighbors, old coworkers, new coworkers, and more. Match is pretty popular with members with diverse backgrounds who share a few common goals: to meet other singles, find dates, form romantic relationships, and meet life partners.

There’s absolutely no limit to who you connect with, or how often. You can tweak or fine-tune the results as you wish.

Features for introverts: With plenty of filtering options, you can search for matches based on common interests and hobbies, so you’ll have something to chat about right away. And if you enjoy browsing anonymously, there’s a feature called Incognito Mode that allows you to view profiles without the other person knowing.

Who’s online: Hinge is Tinder and Bumble’s slightly more serious sibling, without being quite as serious as match

What it’ll cost you: You can join for free, but to use most features you’ll need a premium membership. Prices fluctuate some, but start around $45 for a month-to-month plan. As with pretty much all dating sites, the longer time commitment you make up front, the better month-to-month prices you’ll get, though it is worth noting Match no longer offers their six-month free guarantee.

  • Free version: Yes
  • One month of Preferred: $
  • Three months of Preferred: $ ($ per month)
  • Six months of Preferred: $ ($9.99 per month)

It’s consistently been known as the go-to for people open to something long-term, but willing to see where a match may take them. The app also has additional gender options and a new batch of LGBTQ specific prompts, so it’s not just straight, binary/cisgender people using it.

After you set your dating criteria, the site will display possible matches

How it works: A Hinge profile is made up of six photos/videos and three prompts Maturequality singles visitors, plus basic personal information like age, height, location, education, career, drinking habits, etc.

In your discover page, you’ll see one potential match at a time and you’re able to like or respond to any of their prompts or photos – just tap on the heart in the lower corner and you’ll be given the option to type something in or just leave it at a like. In your “likes you” section you’ll see everyone who has liked or responded to something on your profile and you have the option to respond, let them start the conversation, or pass on them.

The free version of Hinge only lets you see one like at a time and you have to make a decision on them to see the next one. Preferred members can see all of their matches at once and choose which ones they want to respond to first. Free users get eight likes per day, while preferred members can send out as many likes as they please.

Features for introverts: Because the app is so prompt-focused, introverts will have a jumping-off point for starting a conversation. The prompts also allow you to show off some of your personality that might not come across naturally if you’re more reserved. The audio prompts are an especially fun way to putting your personality out there without feeling so much like you’re putting yourself out there.

What it’ll cost you: The basic version is completely free and is pretty extensive. You can totally use the app long-term without paying a cent – you’ll just have to sift through matches one-by-one. If you like the freedom to browse, you might want to upgrade. Preferred members also get their profiles seen more, so it could be worth it if you’re really looking for a relationship. One month of preferred is $, three months is $, and six months is $.