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:
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
- 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.
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.
Verify Tinder Profile
Avoid Getting Scammed on Tinder
Shadowban and Resetting Tinder Profile
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.
Tinder’s top subscription offers all the features from Tinder Gold, plus the following:
- Message before matching.
- Prioritized Likes.
- See the likes you’ve sent the last 7 days.
Our full review on Tinder Platinum explains every feature in detail.
Verify Tinder Profile
Blue marks on Tinder aren’t exclusive for celebrities.
This is the way to let others know that you are real.
To verify your Tinder profile, you can watch this quick video that explains how to do it:
Or follow these simple steps and get that blue check in no time:
- Go to your Profile
- Tap on the grey check
- Start the verification process
- Follow the instructions on screen
- You’ll have to copy the poses
- Wait until the submissions get reviewed
- That’s it!
It’s okay to not verify your profile immediately when you are just exploring Tinder.
But consider that you will get a small boost afterward.
And your possibilities of matching will increase.
Avoid Getting Scammed on Tinder
There’s one thing you need to know before choosing Tinder: some locations have plenty of scammers.
The good news is that you can still enjoy all the good things Tinder offers.
You only need to pay attention to some signs:
- Matching with profiles out of your league
- Strange spelling and grammar
- Matches don’t understand more complex messages or humor
- You’re asked for money
- You receive suspicious links
- Matches don’t want to get off the app
- The numbers you receive are from other states or countries
When you’re sure you matched with a scammer, you have two options:
- Cut communication (and report it)
- Take it as practice to succeed with the real matches.
To know everything about how to prevent scams and stay protected on Tinder, head over our article where it’s explained in detail how Tinder scams work.
Shadowban and Reseting Tinder Profile
Shadowbanning is a term used when you think that Tinder works the same but your profile isn’t shown anymore.
This can happen for a number of reasons.
The most common is that you screwed up your Elo score because it’s not a myth.
Or you broke some of Tinder’s rules.
The good news is that you can recover a full-functioning Tinder profile.
With our complete guide to avoiding Tinder shadowbanning, you’ll be back in the game in no time.
And if you got completely banned for whatever reason, we also have a way to get unbanned from Tinder.
Let’s be honest though: if you outsource Tinder to Hovalo, you won’t have to worry about this 😉
Tinder Boosts can become your best friends when you have a great profile and don’t want to commit to a subscription.
A Boost sets your profile on the top of the discovery feeds of people around your area.
This helps increase your likes and matches.
To learn everything about how to take full advantage of Tinder Boosts, you can read our article about them.
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.
New Bumble Features
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.
Bumble Boost is the cheaper out of two Bumble subscriptions available.
Here are all the features you get at a glance:
- Unlimited rematches
- Unlimited extends
- Unlimited Backtracks
- Unlimited likes
- 1 weekly Spotlight
- 5 weekly SuperSwipes
The greatest thing you need to know about Bumble subscriptions is that you can get them for only a week to try them out.
Head over to this full Bumble Boost review for all the details and prices of Bumble Boost.
Bumble Premium is the equivalent of Tinder Platinum but with one massive advantage.
Bumble Premium has a Lifetime option.
Yes, you read right. Make one payment and enjoy every advantage of Bumble Premium forever.
No matter for how long you commit, this is what you will get:
- Unlimited advanced filters
- Beeline (See who likes you)
- Travel mode
- Incognito mode
- Everything from Bumble Boost.
Prices start at 39 dollars a month and get cheaper the longer you get.
In this Bumble Premium review you can know in detail all the reasons why it might be the best subscription for you.
New Bumble Features
Bumble is no exception for a dating app trying to improve.
The new features that Bumble launched are:
- Audio prompts
- Best photo
- Speed Dating
The goal of these are to present better profiles and create more genuine connections from the beginning.
Apart from making the matching process more entertaining.
If you’re somewhat serious about finding someone online, we highly recommend you to use them.
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 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:
See everyone who likes you at once
Advanced filters for browsing
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:
Hinge’s newest membership includes everything from Hinge+ and:
- Enhanced recommendations (improved algorithm)
- Constant boosts so your profile is seen sooner
- Priority Likes so your likes appear first
If you are on a budget, you need to know that the monthly price starts at 60 bucks.
It gets down 50% with a 6 month subscription though.
But worry not, here are some tips to get matches on Hinge without investing a fortune.
Hinge for Desktop
One of the most frequent questions we get is if Hinge is available on desktop like Bumble.
The short answer is yes, so there you go 😉
What's the best dating app
Deciding which dating app is the best depends on a bunch of factors:
- 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, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Having an attractive and intriguing profile is key to start getting matches and conversations.
Take time to get great photos, write a compelling bio or prompts, and fill in your information.
Bonus points if you verify your profiles.
This will increase your chances of getting more and better matches.
Also, don’t be afraid of trying new features like audio or video prompts because they are there to help.
Sharpen your texting abilities before jumping into conversations with people who interest you.
Give yourself time to practice and learn so you’re confident when the time comes to ask someone out.
Online Dating Ghostwriting
Finding someone online takes some work, it’s true. That’s why we do it for you!
Hovalo will assist you from beginning to end of your online dating adventure until you find someone who makes you delete every dating app.
Schedule a call or take another look at our full process to get started.
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:
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.