Online Dating - Finding a New Relationship Online

Online dating is the way to go if you want to find someone special nowadays.

It’s easier, it’s faster, it’s cheaper, and the best part? You don’t have to do it all yourself.

Get ready to:

  • Learn all the power of online dating
  • Find tips for a better experience
  • Discover what’s the best dating app
  • See how you can improve your profile
  • Get tricks for great texting
  • And much more...

Outsourcing online dating

Before diving into the details of what makes a great online dating experience, you need to know one thing: it’s possible to be successful in online dating without the effort.

Hovalo is the only service you will need to find someone special online.

We go beyond online dating to provide a complete experience that goes from the beginning to the end of the process:

  • Photo selection
  • Arranging photoshoots
  • Styling assistance
  • Photo editing
  • Crafting engaging bios or prompts
  • Defining the ideal person
  • Matching
  • Texting
  • Arranging dates or getting numbers
  • Help for better virtual dates
  • Personalized help to improve dates

You can learn about our full online dating process in detail here.


Dating apps

Choosing a dating app to get started can be daunting.

Here’s an overview of the most common dating apps: Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge.



The most famous dating app doesn’t need an introduction.

What it could use though, is a clarification: Tinder works.

The years have given it a bit of bad fame, but don’t be fooled. There are still good profiles out there that you can find.

To know everything about Tinder, check out our full Tinder guide.

You will learn the best practices, useful tips, how to be successful, pricing, and also how to stay safe.

Now time for a quick overview of the two top subscriptions that Tinder offers.

  • Tinder Gold

  • Tinder Platinum

  • Verify Tinder Profile

  • Avoid Getting Scammed on Tinder

  • Shadowban and Resetting Tinder Profile

  • Tinder Boosts

Tinder Gold

After Tinder Plus, comes Tinder Gold. Hovalo’s favorite 😉

This is what the subscription gives you:

  • See who liked you
  • Top Picks
  • 5 weekly Super Likes
  • 1 monthly Boost
  • Unlimited Likes
  • Unlimited Rewinds
  • Passport to change location
  • No ads

The reason why we love it so much is because of the See Who Likes You feature. 

It’s a massive time saver that lets you (and us) focus on texting rather than the endless swiping.

The average cost starts at 25 dollars.

The longer you commit, the cheaper it gets, so it can go down all the way to 8.

To know everything about this membership, you can read our full Tinder Gold review here.


Bumble jumped to the fame because here, women make the first move.

The biggest difference that you will find from Tinder is that matches have a timer at the beginning to prevent ghosting and promote activity.

We explain the system in detail in our full review of Bumble.

The other thing that sets Bumble apart from every other dating app is that you get an all in one.

Bumble is a dating app, but also a networking app, and a place to make friends. 

Unlike other platforms, Bumble has clear separations between Bumble Date, Bumble Bizz, and Bumble BFF.

This way, you won’t confuse your matches and send a flirty line to your next colleague.

  • Bumble Spotlights

  • Bumble Boost

  • Bumble Premium

  • New Bumble Features

Bumble Spotlights

Spotlights are Bumble’s equivalent of Tinder Boosts.

So don’t get fooled.

They work exactly the same way, with one exception.

If you activate two simultaneously, the highlight on your profile will last 150 minutes.

Just like it happens on Tinder and every other dating app, Bumble lets you buy Spotlights without a subscription.

The only trick to use Bumble Spotlights is that you must activate them at the right day and the right time.

We go in deep about this in this Bumble Spotlight review, so head over there to know more.


Hinge is relatively new but has gained a lot of popularity along the way.

Unlike Tinder and Bumble, Hinge was designed to be deleted and offers freemium features.

Unlike his older cousins, it has some unique features that has set it apart, such as:

  • Only 8 likes per day
  • No swiping
  • Encourages messaging before matching
  • Prompts instead of bio
  • 6 photos are necessary to start
  • More info on the profile
  • See everyone who liked you

The only big disadvantage is that it has limited availability, but it’s worth learning more about Hinge to give it a shot.

  • Hinge+

  • HingeX

  • Hinge for Desktop


Sometimes, it’s not enough to see everyone who has liked you for free and Hinge knows it.

That’s why they have two memberships.

The first one is Hinge+, it will give you the following:

Unlimited likes

See everyone who likes you at once

Filter likes

Advanced filters for browsing

Browsing filters

Although Hinge went through a rebranding and Hinge Preferred is a thing from the past, the features are the same that Koen reviews in this video:

What's the best dating app

Deciding which dating app is the best depends on a bunch of factors:

  • Age
  • Location
  • Budget
  • What you’re looking for

In most cases, Tinder, Bumble and/or Hinge will do the trick for you.

However, you might find alternatives like Badoo, Coffee Meets Bagel, Match.com, eHarmony, Facebook Dating, Raya, or Seeking.

They all have something good to offer and become more popular depending on the location.

So, instead of asking which dating app is the best, reach out and we’ll find out which dating app is best for you.



Regardless of what dating app you choose, some things remain crucial to find someone you like:

  • Attractive photos
  • Great bio or prompts
  • Engaging conversation

The most important are your photos purely because it’s the first thing that a person sees when swiping.

So, before uploading a bunch of selfies, think that you will be judged by them and their purpose is to show your personality and lifestyle.

For that, you will most likely need a photoshoot.


Finding Photographers

The first step for amazing pictures is finding the right photographer.

Online dating photographers are scarce but worth the investment because they will lead you through a session that will look like you gathered pictures from great moments.

For this, we got you covered.

We found great photographers specialized in online dating that will make your profile outstanding.


Photoshoot Tips

Photoshoots can be intimidating.

If it’s your first time doing one, it’s normal that you feel nervous and don’t know what to expect or what to do.

Here are a few tips to make a better experience and get incredible images:

  • Practice poses beforehand
  • Select flattering outfits
  • Make sure you are well groomed
  • Talk to your photographer before starting to be comfortable
  • Choose locations that you like and be open to suggestions

When you outsource your online dating to Hovalo, we also give you expert tips to rock that photoshoot like a celebrity. 


Editing Photos

The last step before uploading your photos is giving them a little retouching.

At Hovalo, our team of expert photographers will make sure to enhance your best features.

These small changes will ensure that you get the absolute best images and more likes.

If you are interested in editing images yourself, here’s a complete guide to get started on photo editing.


How to write a good bio

An engaging bio is the second thing that will catch the attention.

Sometimes, likes arrive purely based on how the photos look, but others, especially when women swipe on you, they will pay attention to your bio or prompts.

This is where you present yourself and make people want to talk to you.

A good bio or prompt complements your photos and combines humor with interest and attraction.

In an ideal scenario, your bio should be so good that the other person matches and starts the conversation.

The other consideration you need is to pay attention to the character limit because it varies from app to app.

If you want to be an expert in bios, we have some ideas and a comprehensive guide to craft the best bios for your online dating profile.



Prompts are tiny questions or phrases that make it easier to share bits of information about yourself.

They became popular when Hinge introduced them instead of an About Me section.

Now, you can also find them on Bumble and other dating apps.

The same rules as with bios apply: be witty, funny, and trigger a response.

You can use our 7 best Hinge pickup lines to get started.

But the best thing you can do is select prompts based on your pictures so you have a complete, engaging, irresistible profile.


Audio and Video Prompts

The latest launch on profile apps are audio and video prompts.

Their goal is to take a step further to showcase the real you.

Hearing an audio or watching a video creates more attraction and helps build a better connection from the beginning.

So, grab a good camera, and a crisp microphone, choose a quiet place with a great background, pick the prompt that suits you better, and try it!



Texting is the last part of successful online dating. 

It makes the difference between getting a match and landing a date, so don’t overlook it.

There are a lot of factors that create good texting, but a basic is the IEA model.

Interest, Entertainment, and Attraction.

When you have those three elements in a conversation, the chances of scheduling a date or getting a number increase massively.

Our team of expert texters uses this daily to gather dates for clients after all 😉

The best part is that you can learn all the secrets too!



Hovalo goes beyond outsourcing online dating.

For those who prefer to take matters into their own hands, we have our course Online Dating Secrets.

There we cover everything you need to have the online dating life you deserve.

In the course, you will find a section dedicated to teaching every texting principle you need to master to get those dates.


Online Dating Tips

We have covered the basics you need for an amazing online dating experience. Let’s do a recap with some extra tips:

  • Choosing the Dating App

  • Profile

  • Texting

  • Online Dating Ghostwriting

Choosing the Dating App

There’s is no perfect or best dating app that works for everyone, so pick one.

An ideal scenario is to manage more than one app.

This way, you get used to carrying conversations and at the same time, find which apps work better for you.

Start with the common ones, Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge, and go from there.

Before committing to paying for a membership, try the free versions, trials, or freemium apps because you can find success without spending a penny.


Online Dating Scams and Security

The increasing popularity and success of online dating has dragged a downside: insecurity.

Before you run away, remember that there are ways to prevent scams and stay safe in dating apps.

Another thing you need to consider is that the number of potential risks depends on different factors like:

  • App
  • Location
  • Age
  • Gender

To stay safe, pay attention to strange behaviors, be honest with yourself about the match quality and make sure that your profile is great.

Because a complete, verified profile is less likely to be targeted and also will create trust with other people swiping.


Taking it Offline

Now that you know the basics of successful online dating in a nutshell, it’s time to take it offline!

It all starts with asking her on a date.

When you are going back to the game after a long time, having a first meeting can be as challenging as it was to start using online dating.

Worry no more because Hovalo has you covered.

We will always be there with you, giving personalized advice so you get good dates from the beginning and improve their quality with time.

All of this is just a click away.

Get in touch and get the online dating life that you deserve now.