Popular Dating Apps and Sites for Divorced People

After getting divorced, it can be hard to put yourself back out there, especially if it’s been a decade or two since you’ve been on a date. Meeting another divorced person might may you feel more comfortable as you ease into the dating pool.

These days, it’s easy to meet divorced people through dating apps and websites, and some specifically cater to this demographic. Here’s what you need to know about four of the most popular apps that divorced people use.

 

Divorced People Meet

Divorced People Meet is a website exclusively for divorcees and bills itself as a site to “make connections with other like-minded individuals.” Opening a basic account is free and allows you to set up a photo, create a profile, send “flirts,” and browse profiles of other members. A paid membership allows you to live chat with members, send messages, see who looked at your profile, and post additional photos, among other things.

The website seems to prioritize creating a safe, welcoming environment. It has an entire page describing banned behavior on its site, including nudity, sexual content, hate speech, violent threats, scamming or impersonating others, or sharing private information. The site also has a page devoted to dating safety tips and online safety in general.

 

Single and Divorced Dating App

Single and Divorced Dating is a highly rated app for divorcees and single parents. Downloadable for Apple users, the free version allows you to set up your photo and profile, search chat rooms, and send a limited number of messages to members. The paid version, which is a one-time fee of $8, allows you to create a list of favorites, remove ads, send unlimited messages to other members, and more. Although highly rated in the Apple store, some people complain of fake accounts, so you’ll have to stay on your guard.

 

Hinge

Hinge is not an app for divorced people only, but many divorced people use it as it is consistently ranked as one of the best dating apps. It’s known for having fewer fake profiles than most of its competition. You can also video chat from the app, allowing you to interact with the person without leaving the app or sharing personal information and details beyond that of your profile. Hinge also makes it easier for you to look at the profiles you’d be most likely to be interested in, as every 24-hours, you’re sent a selection of members you’re most likely to consider highly compatible. Most people on Hinge are looking for serious relationships rather than casual hookups. Paid membership costs around $30 per month.

 

Bumble

Like Hinge, Bumble is not exclusively for divorced people, although it has many divorced users. Bumble’s claim to fame is being pro-women. The female-founded company requires women to make the first interaction, giving them 24-hours to open a conversation with a person she’s interested in. This feature helps cut down on women getting barraged with unwanted attention and sexist and demeaning comments from men–which would not be a great way to start your first post-divorce foray into dating. The site also discourages “ghosting,” which is when one person stops participating in an online conversation and disappears. The site is also said to have spammers fairly under control. Subscription options vary, depending on the length of your subscription. You can try Bumble for one week for $8.00.

 

Safe Online Dating Tips Post-Divorce

Your dating skills may be a little rusty after your divorce, particularly if you’ve never used an online app before. If you use any of the above apps or sites, please keep these essential tips in mind:

  • Use a photo exclusively reserved for the dating site. If you use that’s also on Instagram, Snapchat, or another social media site, the person could reverse search the image to find out more about your identity.
  • Be wary of users that provide very little information and only one photo. While most people don’t give up too much personal information on dating sites at the outset, you should still have a good sense of the person behind the profile.
  • Don’t hesitate to block suspicious users. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable or you suspect they’re a bot or scammer, block them and report them to the site. You’ll be doing yourself and everyone else a favor.

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To learn more about  post-divorce considerations, or get other answers to your divorce questions, reach out to Miller Law Group for a consultation today, or call us at (914) 256-8997.

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