Heyy! Welcome to the month of love and a reminder that Valentine’s day is only a few days away. It’s that time of year when love is demonstrated and conveyed in different but significant ways, such as by giving gifts to those you care about, reminding them you care about them with sweet words, or taking them on vacation to expensive resorts.
Regardless of how you express love, February comes with the aura of emotions, care, gestures and the opportunity to be a better partner to your spouse, a better friend to your friends, and even better children to your parents.
Although historically, Valentine’s Day was initially designated as a Christian feast to mark and honour one of the martyrs of love, Saint Valentine, the day has transcended into a significant cultural and commercial celebration of romance in many regions of the world.
So, in contemporary times, you are expected to have someone whom you decide to spoil and lavish all your love on. That is if you have someone that feels the same way about you.
If you don’t have anyone yet, don’t feel dismayed, there is still time, and we are here to help with that because we do not want you to feel oppressed by the many things your eyes will see on Valentine’s day.
So, we carefully curated several apps that can assist you in finding love just in time for Valentine’s Day. According to our research, there is a chance that one of these five apps will introduce you to someone who shares your interests and can mark the beginning of your love story.
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Although very popular and seemingly overcrowded by various elements and entities, Facebook remains one platform under-utilized by many. This is because the platform is a general marketplace for anything and anyone.
You are likely to meet someone within your location, interest and even your specifications just by having a viable profile on the platform. The platform has made it easier for people to find love too.
With the Facebook Dating feature, you can send likes and messages to people you’re interested in, and once they like you back, you’ll match and start chatting in Dating. It only requires you to create a dating profile and follow the Community Standards.
Besides the Facebook Dating feature, there are several ways you can find love on the platform easily: these include joining several love, relationship and dating groups/pages on the platform.
So, if you are still interested in having a partner for your Valentine catered for or perhaps want something beyond Valentine’s day, then Facebook Dating can help you achieve that. But if you are not so comfortable with having a dating profile, then I will advise you to try the numerous groups on the platform and connect on the go.
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Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps in Nigeria and throughout the world. One misconception people have about the app is that it is all about hookups and meaningless sex, but that’s not true.
The app has the potential to connect you with anyone anywhere just by sliding their pictures left or right and having a very catchy profile.
Now, to make it easier for you, one of the fastest ways to get someone interested in you on Tinder is by being very active on the platform, looking amazing through your pictures which should mostly be singles and sharing your interests.
An actual relationship is possible to achieve via Tinder. Although it may be rare, and only a few really say that they met on Tinder, it’s definitely possible. Sometimes Tinder is just a stepping stone for people to meet like-minded individuals.
According to Statista, It is the most downloaded dating application in the world, and other dating platforms have struggled to compete. In 2021, Tinder was the most installed dating app worldwide, with a total of 67 million annual downloads.
Hey, don’t let the name confuse you. Yea, it is a Nigerian app. According to the reviews from several apps, if you are single and seeking the perfect lady, the man of your dreams, new friends or the love of your life – perhaps for Valentine’s season and beyond, Olosho is a useful site for you.
Olosho is a free, fast, and handy messenger where you may choose pictures from the gallery and share your photos with singles, in addition to sending free text messages to single men and women.
It is comparatively simple to use and access individuals nearby because it is a Nigerian app. Therefore, you must locate chat participants who go over your profiles, occasionally leave a comment, and then initiate conversation.
Rated 4.0, the app is the only Nigerian dating app in the top ten dating apps in the world. So, you might want to check it out.
Badoo, a modern dating app founded in 2006, seeks to simplify and improve the dating experience. For everyone to enjoy the greatest aspects of dating, it promotes a community of individuals who are clear about their intentions and behave appropriately toward everybody.
Users of the app can meet people thanks to several services on Badoo. When users sign up, they choose if they want to meet new people to date, speak with, or just become friends. Users can match with others, talk, upload pictures and videos, exchange interests, and look up friends in common.
But since you are looking towards Valentine, you might want to expedite the talking stage on the platform before you are mistaken for a friend. With the platform, you can “like” 50 men/women per day. You can send unlimited messages to whoever “likes” you back. These profiles are your “matches.”
You will be notified when somebody likes you, but their picture will be blurred out completely, so it will be impossible to find out who it is. You will only know the town they are from. You can see your likes when you tap on All Connections in the dropdown menu located at the top of your chat section.
As of 2022, Badoo boasts over 318 million users, approximately 41% being between the ages of 25 and 35. So, there is a higher chance of you meeting someone between now and the 14th of this month.
Bumble is an online dating application. Users can “swipe left” to reject a candidate or “swipe right” to show interest in other users after seeing prospective matches’ profiles. Women initiate contact through the app, levelling the playing field and altering the traditional mechanics of dating.
Bumble was originally established to break archaic dating norms. Bumble now gives users the confidence to connect with others through online dating, networking, or making friends.
This uniqueness of the app is even more displayed in its many features, which also allow it to become a career site. Career opportunities come when you expand your network on Bumble Bizz, where you can pursue a career change, meet team members, or become a mentor.
So, yea, Bumble doesn’t just connect you to someone that would aligns with your interests, it also gives you a shot at useful friendships beyond what you immediately seek, which might be Valentine’s day companionship for now.
As of January 2021, with a monthly user base of 42 million, Bumble was the second-most popular dating app in the U.S. after Tinder. A June 2016 survey shows 46.2% of its users are female.
You only need to register by verifying your profile. Using Bumble’s photo verification feature, you may let potential matches know they are swiping on the real deal. Add badges to your profile, write a succinct bio, use Profile Prompts to spice things up, and integrate your Instagram and Spotify accounts to gain access to some of your contacts there. You are set.
While you explore these options and others to secure your Valentine’s Day dates, I urge you to take safety precautions when meeting up with ‘strangers’, and I hope you have the best Valentine’s day ever!
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