5 Dating Apps Connecting Singles in the Milwaukee Area

Our five favorite dating apps

This Story is Part of MilMag‘s February Love & Sex Feature

I MET MY PARTNER ONLINE. And while I sometimes wonder how I ended up with someone who once ate five cinnamon rolls in as many minutes, I’m mostly grateful that the two of us decided to dip our toes into the online dating pool at the same time. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, consider at least one of these five apps, all of which are connecting people in MKE.


 

 

1.

Tinder

The minimalist app that launched a thousand swipe-based imitators, Tinder was once used mainly for casual connections. But many, if not most, of the singles on it these days are open to long-term relationships.

Download it if …

A flattering photo and a well-chosen quote can be reason enough to grab a drink with someone.


 

 

2.

OKCupid

When a younger co-worker heard that I met my partner through this app almost four years ago, she gasped and told me that only “old people” use it anymore. But oldsters (anyone over 30, apparently) deserve love too. And OKC’s matching algorithm is still impressively powerful.

Download it if …

You want to memorize all of your date’s likes and dislikes before actually speaking to him/her.


 

 

3.

Hinge

For the social butterflies among us. Hinge teams up with Facebook to match users with friends of their friends. It’s not great for hookups, for obvious reasons.

Download it if …

You have a heightened sense of stranger danger.


 

 

4.

Bumble

This app earns rave reviews from straight women tired of getting creepy messages from men. When matched with a guy they like, they must make first contact.

Download it if …

The 🍆 makes you 🤮.


 

 

5.

The League

Consider this app, which you have to apply to join, the equivalent of an exclusive club with a long line. You’ll have a better chance of being admitted if you’ve got a corner office and your own personal trainer.

Download it if …

You went to Harvard, and you want everyone to know it.


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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.