According to Wired, Tinder has 10 million active users, compared to the newer apps just launching that probably number more in the thousands. Coffee Meets Bagel told us they have “hundreds of thousands” of users, but most of the newer apps are just crossing a few thousand users.
Lisa Hoehn, head of Profile Polish , says more users leads to a bigger pool to pick from, but that’s not necessarily in everyone’s best interest.
Most singles say they’re looking for a match that shares certain interests with them, so a niche platform may be a great option. If, for instance, you’re only looking to date a farmer, farmersonly is probably the best site for you. If you’re looking for a vegetarian on the other hand, veggiedate is probably for you.
And while some of these newer apps like Wyldfire may not be as niche as those two sites, it may be a bit self-selecting in terms of the people that are drawn to the smaller apps, and you may just find the perfect match, despite a slightly smaller pool.Continue reading