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What's not: We probably don’t need to tell you that random chat encounters with strangers can get kinda weird, kinda fast.Also, while the app is free, some features are only accessible with a premium account, which costs .99 a month.What's not: The app has only been around for a few months, so you may not find a ton of locals on there.Age limit: 12 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: Yubo, formerly known as Yellow, feels kind of like a cross between Tinder and Snapchat — you can swipe right on profiles that look interesting and chat via live video.What's bad: When using any dating app you have the threat of getting in contact with an unsavory character.Luckily, CMB has a great report feature so if there's anyone making you feel uncomfortable, you can let the app know.Also, the Android version is missing a few key features — so if you don’t have an i Phone, you may want to skip it for now.Age limit: 18 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: This is another right-swiping app, but with a twist — Bumble has a “women make the first move” rule, which means you need to reach out within 24 hours or the match expires.
Most dating apps have pretty strict age restrictions, though, so it can be hard to find one that’s actually geared towards teens.
Meaning, if you're 1 to 850ft away from a user, you will get access to their profile and vice versa.
This means, if someone else in school, at your gym, or anywhere else you hang out, is also using the app, you'll know.
Age limit: 17 and up Available for: i OSWhat's good: One of the crappy things about dating apps is that you’re making a snap judgment based on someone’s profile pic — so you could end up vetoing your soulmate just because they're not your usual type.
The fun thing about Taffy is that everyone’s profile is blurry at first, and the more you chat with someone, the clearer their photo becomes — so by the time you know what they really look like, you already have a pretty good feel for their personality.Age limit: 18 and up Available for: i OS and Android What's good: Happn combines the experience of meeting someone in real life with using a dating app.Every time you cross paths with another user of the app (literally) it will show on your timeline.What's not: While it's cool to see that your crush at school is also on the app, you may also pass a creepy guy on the street who is a user.