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Spring is finally here and singles everywhere are feeling friendlier, flirtier and quite a bit friskier. There are some common spring fever symptoms you’re probably feeling now that the snow has disappeared, and the weather is warming up. Like the sudden urge to jog outside, eat a little lighter, get out of bed an hour earlier (literally) and downloading the latest dating app.

Spring fever is a natural phenomenon. According to dating site Zoosk, who analyzed over 9.6 million conversations and 850K sign-ups, they reported a +34% increase in first messages during the spring season. 28% of singles dating online get involved in deeper conversations (more than 2 texts back and forth) and Zoosk experienced an 11% increase in sign-ups during the spring season making it the prime time to download a dating app and take advantage of millions of singles in the mood and highly motivated to connect. These are the best dating apps in Toronto to help you find, meet and get matched.

1. WooYouApp

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WooYouApp is the only app focused solely on helping you to CREATE a FIRST DATE experience, instead of swiping through endless profiles. WooYou uses a simple Facebook sign up, and takes you right to the app to create a date of your own that you design. You can also choose a number of pre-created dates written by leading dating experts, using WooYou’s library of DATE TEMPLATES. Do you have tickets to a Raptor’s game or an upcoming networking event you don’t want to go to solo? No problem. You can create and post your date instantly by completing all the date details and even decide who’s paying. You? Them? or Share the bill. Download the WooYou Dating App on Google Play or the Apple Store/IOS Store.

2. The League

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The League dating app won the 2018 iDate Award as the Best Dating App of 2018. I had the pleasure of meeting founder and #bossbabe Amanda Bradford who created The League as a way for smart, successful, savvy women to meet, connect and date men in their league of course! The League connects through your LinkedIn profile and each and every account is vetted by a real person. Your photos and profile need to meet a certain standard. This is what makes this app a winner for singles who place a high value on a compatible profession, education and lifestyle. You also get your own personal concierge who gives you important tips, access to their exclusive communities and League groups within the app.  The League takes dating with impressive credentials to a whole new level.

3. launched in 1995, before Facebook, Instagram and social media was even a thing. In the summer of 2017, I had the pleasure of being invited to the headquarters in Dallas for the annual “Match Summit” where I met their CEO Mandy Ginsberg, and all of the Match executives. Their mobile dating app offers a boatload of features designed to help you connect with someone compatible. Their coolest feature yet is Match Stories. Match stories allow you to record LIVE video or select recent photos that show who you are in real time. With most singles familiar with Facebook live, Instagram stories and Snapchat video, Match stories allows you to tell your own video or picture story so people get to know the REAL you!

4. Bumble

Bumble has been making serious headlines with its Founder and entrepreneur, Whitney Wolfe Herd,  the woman in a constant war with Tinder. Actually, it seems Tinder is in a constant battle with Bumble over claims of patent infringement. All of this buzz has women everywhere downloading the big T’s biggest competitor who’s dominating female digital dating options. Bumble allows women to make the first move when it comes to communication with men. Men can swipe on a profile, but the women control the conversations and the actions on the app. With the success of this feature, Bumble also released Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF. Which further enhances a woman’s ability to engage on the app with others based on commonalities and interests. If you’re new to dating and tired of being bombarded with messages from guys who have nothing in common with you, Bumble is your answer.

Pro Tip:

What’s important to note is whatever dating app you try, you must lead with a flattering online dating profile photo. You won’t even get noticed on a dating app or accepted to a dating app like The League, without a decent profile photo. You don’t need to book a professional photography session to create your dating profile photo. Taking a picture in clear, bright, natural lighting will get the job done.  I’ve taken many of my friends, family and even client profile photos with my Huawei P10 smartphone. The built-in Leica lens in portrait mode, creates a clear and vibrant image. It also turns anyone into a pretty decent photographer. 70% of singles who are digital dating are doing it with their mobile device.

So there you have my top dating apps for you to download during Spring fever in 2018. Dating today has turned largely to mobile dating. Having a fast, reliable and technologically advanced smartphone is crucial for dating success. Stop waiting, and start dating, access is at your fingertips.