One user we spoke to did complain that it depends too heavily on determining your type: "After a few days if you're only connecting with Asian girls, that's all you start seeing." For years the two kings of online dating have been Tinder for heterosexual dating and Grindr for gay dating and hook-ups.
"On the app store, you'll find pictures of beautiful women, but you get on and it's all bearded fat nerds." There is also just a general lack of activity. People sign up for an account and it stays there forever, but they probably haven't touched it for years." One of the newest dating apps in town, and one of the most popular in New York, is Coffee Meets Bagel.
The app was developed by three sisters in New York and advertises itself as "The only dating app that women love! Every day, at noon, you receive one match and you have only one day to decide if you like them or not before they are lost to you forever.
If you both choose match, you can chat and set up a date; if not, a new match pops up at noon the next day.
Verdict: As it's brand new to Hong Kong, it has yet to gain the kind of traction it has in the West.
It asks for more personal information (job, height, race, religion) than other apps such as Tinder.
People working for the app choose the location for your date, which is great if you don't like making decisions but not so good if you like to control these things.Grouvly is the Hong Kong-based version of a dating app model that, with apps like Grouply, has proved extremely popular in the West.Instead of matching people one by one, it puts two groups of three in touch for a group date.Verdict: Scruff is extremely popular and our not-so-anonymous gay serial dater, Ivor, says he appreciates Scruff because fewer people photoshop their pictures. "It's better than Grindr because people have specific tastes of what they like." But he says the downside is that because the market is so niche, you see the same people on it all the time. .action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. It sounds stupid and mystical and lame to say it, which is why I didn't want to admit it to myself for a long time, because I was only 24, and it seemed so weird to be saying, "yes, I know, this is the one," but as it turns out ...