General dating app downloads grew 32% at the beginning of this year 2022. The prejudices about these pages have diminished and more and more people see these applications as another way to meet someone.
Many of these pages work under accelerated dynamics in which it is enough to slide your thumb across the screen from left to right to choose a next appointment. Others have a more relaxed rhythm, opt for verified profiles and a human team that responds behind the screen.
Did you know that we Spaniards are the third in the ranking use of online dating portals and applications? We are only surpassed by the United States and Brazil in the ranking, which places us at the head of Europe in the use of dating apps. But, what are these applications like and which are the most popular in Spain?
El Single Population Rising, which, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics, has gone from 36% in 2019 to 40% in 2021, and is being exploited by an application market in constant search of generational niches to which it can offer its services.
And not only from generational niches, these applications also use other types of niches according to interests, races and even religions. Today there are dating applications for everyone, although when leaving the most popular we can find a lack of users.
As we have already mentioned, many of these apps work under accelerated dynamics in which it is enough to swipe your thumb across the screen to choose a next appointment. We are talking, for example, about applications like Tinder or Bumble, in which it is the woman who has to make the first move.
On the other hand, another type of apss pretends to be more leisurely and friendly spaces. These are generally aimed at very specific niches, as is the case, for example, of Ourtime, focused on those over 50 years of age. here the selection of candidates it is offered according to affinity after answering a very exhaustive questionnaire and all profiles are verified, that is to say that the application makes sure that the person who is represented in the digital profile corresponds to the person in the real world.
There are apss in which users are mainly looking for casual or sexual encounters and others in which relationships are prioritized. Most popular, however, respond to all these profiles, thus encompassing a greater variety of users.
The most popular in Spain
Edarling and Meetic They are still the most visited portals in Spain. Both are based on matchmaking to suggest partners, helping you find psychologically related and compatible people. I am sure you will know the slogan of the first: for demanding singles.
The second, Meetic, belongs to the Match Group that dominates the dating space with apps like Tinder, Hinge, Plenty of Fish, OK Cupid, Ourtime or Match. Between these tinder is the most popular, being among the top 3 most popular dating apps in countries as different as the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
According to various estimates, Match Group accounts for more than 56% of total dating app downloads, followed by the MagicLab group, which owns bumble and badoo, another of the most popular dating applications in Spain.
If you want to meet people with your same interests in your area, make friends or look for a relationship, these dating applications are a digital alternative to those other traditional and face-to-face ways of doing things. Read their descriptions, sign up for a couple of them and try.
Keep in mind that meeting people this way can be very taxing. It takes time to search to find a priori similar profiles, which not only enter us by sight but by what they tell. Also, once found, they do not always have the same goals as us. If our objective is very specific, it can generate frustration to go through the same phase continuously.