Classic dating sites and applications haven’t surprised anyone for a long time now. And is that any wonder? The first modern dating site — Match.com — appeared more than 25 years ago in 1995. The rest have just continued to use and develop the ideas laid down by it.
Another interesting thought: in the understanding of most modern people, a dating site or application is a platform where one person finds another. They meet, communicate, arrange a date in real life, get to know each other better, get married, have children … and then what? This is where the fun begins!
App for couples: from couples chats and reminders to services for finding partners for couples
If you actively follow modern trends, then surely over the past few years, you’ve repeatedly come across the term “open relationship”. That is, when an existing couple does not limit their romantic and sexual life to just the traditional framework. This is about polyamorous couples and swingers.
Perhaps, from a moral point of view, this may seem wrong to some. However, a number of studies have shown that certain freedom in relationships, on the contrary, can contribute to their strengthening. Couples continue to love each other dearly, but do not force themselves and their partners into rigid frameworks. And if we’re completely honest, it’s easier to know and accept the fact that your partner is being intimate with someone, than to find out about a betrayal at a later date. There’s research that shows that 25% of men and 15% of women cheat on their partners. Perhaps it’s for them that an open relationship would be the most appropriate option, with no omissions, lies and deceit.
There are many dating sites and apps out there. But we want to introduce you not just to these, but also to services designed for traditional couples, which help strengthen and diversify relationships.
A great app that makes it easy to find and explore common interests, Cobble is suitable for both singles and couples. The service has an interesting working principle. First, you choose whether you want to stay at home and chat online or are ready to meet and spend time away from home. Depending on this choice, the corresponding options for spending time together appear: “cook something tasty”, “walk around the city”, “watch Netflix”, “sleep in a new bed”, etc. and so on. It’s very convenient, because you immediately indicate what you want to do, and Cobble matches you with partners with the same interests.
Emi (Emi Relationship Reminder)
According to the developers of the Emi app, their goal is to strengthen relationships, and bring more love and understanding to them. Emi helps find more positive qualities in a partner, reminds you of them during the day, and stimulates you to compliment and be grateful. This is a simple application for couples that makes the relationship healthier, more open and more emotional. So far, Emi only works on iOS, but in the future, the application will certainly appear on Android.
Merge is a very unusual service for couples that is closely related to religion. Its mission is to help the couple prepare for marriage, solve common problems, and build relationships more biblically. Merge is not for everyone, but for couples who believe it can be very useful and vital.
Between is a private messenger for lovers. In the application, you can only communicate with each other — chat, share photos and videos, plan a joint pastime, create a common schedule, etc. This is a very useful service for those who want to separate work and regular everyday chats from romantic ones. One of the main advantages of Between is that it’s cross-platform. The app works on iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS.
This is a popular app for couples who want to go on a couples date and spend time together. Kasual uses location data to find couples who are close to each other and who will have no difficulty meeting in real life. The developers underline that their application is designed for people over 18 who are ready for a casual relationship without obligation. However, many couples use Kasual to make new friends and meet interesting people.
The developers call their service “sexy social network”. To begin with, here you need to indicate who you are: a man, a woman, a couple (a man and a woman, two men or two women), trans or even a group. Next, you need to choose who you are looking for: a man, a woman, a couple, a group, etc. FindYourThreesome is a service for truly open and free relationships. It’s not suitable for everyone, but if you are interested in something like that, you should certainly explore it.
This is simply a useful application for lovers to help make relationships better. It counts the days from the date of meeting, the first kiss, and so on, and reminds you of birthdays and other memorable dates. There is also a built-in chat feature for easy communication. You can exchange photos and emoji to better convey emotions and feelings. The password lock feature is very useful. This means that no one else can launch The Couple from your device and view your personal information.This is a very useful application for those who don’t want to forget about important dates and want to strengthen their relationship.
The online dating market continues to grow and diversify
In 2019, the number of users of dating sites and apps was nearly 220 million. In 2021, this figure exceeded 234 million. And according to analysts Statista, by 2024 there will be 256.9 million users. Given the rapid surge in popularity of dating platform due to the coronavirus pandemic, this number may grow even higher.
It’s not just classic dating sites and apps that are reporting the growth in user numbers. Online video chat sites are also showing strong growth rates. For example, video chat with strangers site Omegle usually had 10-15 thousand online users before the pandemic. But already in 2020-2021 they have more than 35,000 users. In other words, more than threefold growth!
If we analyze the popularity of Omegle using Google Trends, we can see that in 2009 the rating was stuck at the level of 15 points out of 100, and now it exceeds 50 points. During the period of particularly severe quarantine, it often reached 90-100 points.
Omegle alternatives are also showing an increase in users. Among the most revealing alternatives to Omegle online are Chatrandom, Omegle Brasil, Bazoocam and OmeTV. Among them, growth in the last couple of two years has been 20-40%.
Apps for couples have not yet shown the same rapid growth. But this can be explained by several reasons:
- These platforms are generally less popular than classic dating sites and Omegle alternatives.
- In the past, some of these apps have turned out to be fraudulent and leaked user data onto the Web. Now the situation is much better, but users still have certain concerns.
- Regarding the above-mentioned sites and applications for “couples” dating, many users are not yet ready to open their relationships, and so ignore such platforms.
However, we’re sure that in the coming years (and possibly months), couples platforms will also start to actively grow their audience. After all, modern people are becoming more and more open in relationships, and are not afraid to experiment and look for something new. We’ll keep an eye out for any changes!
Dating sites for singles and couples continue to grow
The leap forward in the online dating industry in 2020-2021 has shown that dating sites will be at their peak for years to come. Yet at the same time, we see that the very format of dating is changing. More attention is paid to video and audio communication, and ordinary text messaging is fading into the background. Chats with strangers, which were not often explored before, are experiencing a new surge in popularity. And the number of online dating platforms has grown significantly over the past year. Now there are more than 8000 of them, and the number continues to grow.
We talked about forecasts by experts that by 2024 there will be almost 260 million users in online dating. But the current tendency clearly hints that this figure could even reach 300 million. And if the world is faced with another “force majeure” such as Covid-19 (which, of course, we do not want), then even 300 million may not be the limit.