It’s worth it: the best dating apps and video chats to find happiness

It may seem, what’s so difficult in finding a soul mate or at least, an interesting interlocutor on the Internet? We open the app store on the smartphone, enter the query “online dating” into the search, download some popular apps, register, and start the search for friends or soulmates. It’s all very easy, isn’t it?

It’s not that easy!

Today, in the world, there are about 8,000 dating services of various types. The first difficulty that you may encounter is choosing the right platform for dating. However, for you, the best option may not be a classic dating site or a dating app at all. For example, for many people, random video chats like Omegle are more suitable, while others are more comfortable meeting people on social networks. Therefore, the question of finding a dating service must be approached with all responsibility and diligence.

Things mistakes in search can cause

Situations can be very different. Some are just comical, but others are quite unpleasant.

Here is the story of a lady from Bumble who simply chose a popular dating app and did not study the profile of a potential partner carefully:

“So I met this guy on Bumble, we had a few dates and we had a lot of common interests. It seemed like the perfect match for me. At a point, I considered deleting the app permanently and focusing on that relationship. One night, I was scrolling through other members’ profiles on the app and I saw a pretty girl in a photo with a man’s hand around her waist. At that moment, I thought it was a bit of a weird photo for a dating app. I casually looked up and saw the same guy with whom I recently met and dreamed of a relationship. It turned out that they are a couple that was looking for a threesome partner. The feeling I had instantly was strange and unpleasant.”

We can see a very important setback of popular dating apps from the above example — they have too many diverse audiences. People are different, you never know what kind of person is behind this or that profile. Therefore, your primary task when meeting a new person is to understand their true motives and goals as accurately as possible. Their goals may not match yours at all. To simplify your task, you can choose a slightly different way — use video chats for dating, or you can concentrate on more niche dating services. We’ll talk more about these options below.

Random video chats are a great way to understand your chat partner better

When random video chat known as Omegle appeared in 2009, few people could have imagined how popular this format would end up. Meanwhile, video chats quickly became an integral part of the Internet and allowed users to meet and communicate more conveniently and faster than ever. At the peak of Omegle’s popularity, the daily number of video chat users exceeded one million. Although the service is not so popular today, many alternatives to Omegle are great for promising acquaintances:

  • OmeTV is a minimalistic alternative to Omegle with a gender filter, message translator, and handy iOS and Android apps.
  • Omega is a simple video chat with a gender filter. According to the developers, it is used by more than 200,000 users every day.
  • is a convenient site with an error-free gender filter, similar to Instagram Stories, good moderation service, and a built-in message translator.
  • Chatous is a mobile video chat with a search for interlocutors by interests and the ability to exchange media files in a chat.
  • Camsurf is a chat roulette with a gender filter, search by interests, and selection of interlocutors by the language of communication. Some features are only available for an extra cost.
  • JusTalk is an alternative to Omegle, in which you can communicate not only tete-a-tete but also in a group video chat with many participants.
  • HOOP on OMG is a pretty simple video chat for smartphones with support for beauty filters.
  • Monkey is an alternative to Omegle where you can chat one-on-one, in pairs, or a group video chat.
  • Azar is a video chat with gender and geographic filters. It can be used to conduct live broadcasts.

As you can see, the choice of excellent analogues of Omegle video chat is quite impressive. However, we have not named all of them. There are many more where you truly find something interesting for yourself.

Niche dating sites and apps to find like-minded people

The most popular online dating services are not suitable for everyone. The audience here is too diverse; this makes it very difficult to find a soulmate. Therefore, if you still prefer such platforms, we advise you to look at more niche services as an option. For example, OkCupid is a dating service that is focused specifically on finding serious relationships, not short-term intrigues. Nonetheless, there are other interesting dating sites/apps mentioned below:

  • Raya is a dating service for celebrities. According to the developers, it has the toughest “face control” among all existing dating sites.
  • Happn is an app that notifies you when other users are nearby. You can immediately chat and meet in just a couple of minutes.
  • Tastebuds is a dating app that connects people based on their musical preferences.
  • Bristlr is a dating app for bearded men and ladies who like men with beards.
  • Moonit is a dating app for those who are interested in astrology and prefer to meet the most compatible people according to their zodiac sign.
  • Pure is a service for “dating without obligation.”

There are many more options! Whatever you’re into, most likely the Web already has a dating service just for you. Travel, vegetarianism, extreme sports, pets — any interests! Just spend a little more time searching, and you will definitely find something interesting for yourself. Yes, in such services the audience is usually much smaller than in Tinder or Badoo. However, at the same time, the chances of meeting interesting interlocutors and like-minded people are higher.

Social networks as an alternative to classic dating services

Today, social networks are not actively used for new acquaintances as before, but you shouldn’t give up the idea of ​​meeting your love here. Social networks have a huge audience! It is very easy to find like-minded people and friends with the same interests in thematic publics and groups. Most importantly, social networks are mostly free!

However, it is important to remember that to succeed, you must act. You can’t just sit and wait for someone to text you first. You should be socially active, participate in thematic communities, comment on publications, communicate with other commentators, and not be afraid to write first and start a conversation. It’s not difficult!

Currently, social networks are in a sense united with classic dating. For example, the Facebook Dating platform has been operating for quite some time. Although it is still not as popular as many analogues, it is a very interesting option, especially for those who actively use Facebook and want to stay in its “ecosystem.”

To sum it up: what should you choose?

The most reasonable advice in this situation is not to limit yourself to only one format. Classic dating services like Tinder, Badoo, or Bumble might be your best option. You might be more comfortable meeting in video chats like Omegle. One more thing! You shouldn’t give up on social networks, either, because the audience is extremely active and large.

We recommend that you alternate different platforms, look for advantages in each of them, communicate with different people, and just have a good time. No need to rush and try to start a romantic relationship as soon as possible. Haste in such matters is completely inappropriate in most cases. Be consistent in your actions, meet interesting people, look for like-minded people, and build relationships in the right way. We are sure that everything will work out for you in due time!