Dating apps are fun and low-pressure ways to meet other people. Apps like Tinder and online sites like Match. Sounds like a great idea! The instructions are simple — sign up, meet new people daily, send them a request to dine, and if they accept your request, you pick a time and place to meet and eat!
Plus, Dine matches based on similar food preferences, which is a major plus. The first benefit of Dine is that it has an app available for the iPhone. It also builds a dating pool based on your interest in restaurants, which is cool. Through your mutual interest, the app pretty much picks the location for your first date. Also, you can only swipe through 5 profiles a day or else you have to spend roses which are essentially tokens to get more swipes for the day.
That said, they give you some roses just for signing up and completing a profile. You also only get to choose three restaurants that you like in your area, which limits your dating pool as well. To sign up, all you need is an e-mail address and a photo. The app does more than just connect users on a romantic or platonic level, it also hosts events, posts recipes, and recommends producers and services. HiDine is an application where you can swipe through profiles for people and restaurants in your area to both form your interests and develop connections with singles looking to find a dining partner.
While the application is free, men are required to put a down payment on the restaurant bill before any offline activities can occur. One pro for HiDine is that it has a user-friendly mobile app. This is another app that makes you login with Facebook, which to me, is a major drawback. The app is also kind of a rip off of Tinder — the color scheme is similar, the formatting is similar, the app is essentially Tinder for food.
Men pay for first dates. You spend enough time and money on clothes, shoes, hair styling, and beauty products. Before you even sit down at the table with a guy, you have invested in the date to look your best.
Any man should appreciate that. The app also links you to the closest city to you. For instance, from my home in New Jersey, I was swiping through people and restaurants in New York City, which is about 45 minutes to an hour from me. Same Plate The Same Plate is a free dating website where users are encouraged to start conversations about food. To start, you sign up with an email address and post a profile picture — which, of course, should have some food involved.
From there, conversations blossom.. Pretty soon the site will include an online feature so users can post videos of themselves making their favorite recipes and creating elaborate meals.
The profile contains an age range option so that you can find people within your comfort zone of dating, which is helpful. The application is more freeform than anything and offers ample space for users to describe themselves. Crossfit enthusiasts and health nuts alike have praised the benefits of a paleo diet and discussed how one must have total discipline and strength to follow it.
This diet limits your sugar intake — nearly cutting it out of your diet completely. That said, it would be much easier for those who follow this diet to spend time with others who follow the diet.
Paleo Connect is just that. The profile also efficiently weeds out those who might not be all that serious about the lifestyles of others and puts a heavy emphasis on your history and current relationship with paleo and exercise. One of the biggest set backs of this application is that there is no easy to use the phone app. The app is simple — download the app and log in through Facebook, edit your profile and connect with people who are interested in the same restaurants, if you match with any of them, a chat will open, and you can take over from there.
The first pro is that there is an app for the iPhone and the Android. The trouble with this is that it only allows you to use certain features, like looking at different places in your area and seeing reviews. The application is also not that user-friendly. I had trouble logging into the app several times when I first logged into it, then when I did finally log in, the app logged me out before I got the chance to use it.
This update might just be buggy though, so try it out for yourself.