Free Launched this summer, the official app for Boris’ fifth child can be used to search for nearby docking stations and check bike availability.There’s also a journey planner featuring easy, moderate and fast routes to satisfy all cycling tribes.Last year, Badoo launched a facial recognition feature which allows users to upload an image of a person they like, whether that’s a celebrity and someone they know, and find other Badoo users who look similar. It’s even open to those who are simply beard-curious.
Hinge wants to help people find real relationships - not just sex.Instead of being matched with strangers in a nearby area, Hinge matches its users with friends of friends.In traditional apps, when women match with guys, the unspoken rule is that they hesitate to initiate a conversation for fear of seeming weird or desperate. Its founder Whitney Wolfe told us that her feminist matchmaking tool is designed to reset the “heteronormative rules in our current landscape”, giving women the power to message their matches without stigma. Someone who’s on board with the idea of evening out the romantic playing field. The capital’s preferred car club’s app gives 24/7 access to cars and vans in your neighbourhood and lets you extend or cancel reservations on the go. You need Uncover, which redistributes cancelled reservations at some of the capital’s top restaurants, including The River Café and Nobu.Not for planning freaks, though — tables typically become free at 40 minutes’ notice.It captures other users within a 250m radius of your own smartphone, giving you a cross-section of Londoners around you - and potentially your coffee house crush. Originally launched as ‘Grindr for girls’, Robyn Exton’s LGBTQ dating app has fast grown to be the biggest community for lesbian, bisexual and queer women worldwide.
Dream of finding the person who hates the same things as you? Instead of faces, you match with people depending on topical talking points, whether that’s your feelings on Trump or Putin, or rage-inducing topics like slow walkers. The app mixes dating and social networking, with a Don’t want to tell your friends or future children that you met on Tinder?
There is a dating app for everyone these days, whether you want someone who hates the same things as you do, or you want to meet someone who hangs out in the same places you do.
If you’ve recently abandoned the idea of meeting someone IRL and are just justing into the game of swiping left and right, how do you know where to start?
Coffee Meets Bagel uses Facebook profile information to recommend suitors based on friends of friends. Free‘Join, reserve, unlock and drive’ — it really is that simple.
The capital’s preferred car club’s app gives 24/7 access to cars and vans in your neighbourhood and lets you extend or cancel reservations on the go. You need Uncover, which redistributes cancelled reservations at some of the capital’s top restaurants, including The River Café and Nobu.
Chappy is also backed by Whitney Wolfe Herd, the CEO of Bumble. Coffee Meets Bagel’s radical focus is on the quality of matches it offers, rather than an endless sea of faces you find yourself vacantly swiping through elsewhere.