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This article was published on November 19, 2015

Your love life, according to apps

Your love life, according to apps
Lauren Gilmore
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When it comes to love… there’s an app for that.

These days, the entire lifecycle of your romance is covered by apps. From the endless quest to find love, to reigniting a lost spark, or in the worst case scenario – helping you through your divorce.

It makes sense that this new platform, DivorceForce, has finally arrived. People are getting married younger and younger nowadays and with sites like Down and Ashley Madison, the next plausible step in the industry is to help the rising number of divorces. And I’m not here to judge, I’m a statistic in the worst sense: my parents are divorced, all of my siblings are divorced and I, myself, am as well.

In a technology-driven world, it’s nice to have apps that are there to help. Whether to find love or end it. So what does the internet think of it all? Here is our love life according to apps.

On the prowl

While there are the Cinderella stories of boy meets girl, most Tinder users swipe and scroll through the dating app for casual hook ups. And it works brilliantly for that. The app displays singles in your area. If you like one, swipe the photo to the right; otherwise, swipe to the left. If you and a match swipe right on each other, then you can send messages and set something up.

Totally over hookups

coffee meets bagel
Coffee Meets Bagel is a free dating service helping members make meaningful connections. Designed for busy singles who want to find something real with little or no effort. By offering one match per day, and only 24 hours to decide whether to like or pass, the platforms aims for quality over quantity.

Need to reconnect

After finding themselves disconnected from their significant others, the idea for Couple was born. The free app allows you to remember all of the special moments in your relationships as well as instant messaging and video chat. Whether you are in a long distance relationship or trying to reconnect a marriage in a hyper-connected world, it’s a good app for people always on their phone.

Calling it quits

DivorceForce, the first of its kind, offers help for the millions affected by divorce. Filling the gap for those going through the process, the platform is a destination for all things divorce offering state by state divorce laws, lawyer ratings and a calendar to make those shared holidays a bit more manageable. Through its forum discussions, people are encouraged to ask advice and share stories.

And repeat

Dating in your 50s, 60s or beyond can be daunting whether you’re newly single or have been going solo for awhile. Dedicated to the mature crowd, OurTime offers users a no-fuss way to communicate with other members whether you’re looking for a friend, travel companion or date. The platform offers advice for those re-entering the dating scene and tips for meeting on and offline.

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