The New Features Added To Dating Apps In 2023 That Will Aid Your Quest For Love

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and if you're still looking for a date this year, chances are you've hopped on one (or more) of the dating apps. Unfortunately, there's a stigma surrounding online dating — that it's lame, unsafe, and often disappointing. Despite the stigma, people from all over the world use dating apps to find love. According to Truly, there are currently more than 320 million users on all apps combined. Luckily, a majority of the apps have greatly improved since their release, and as of 2023, they're getting an even bigger upgrade. 


It's not that you can't have a positive or successful experience on dating apps like Tinder or Bumble; it's simply the lack of features that could greatly improve a person's usage, such as the type of relationship you're looking for, and tips on how to really connect with someone online. Let's take a look at these new features that will improve your quest for love. 

Tinder's dating safety guide

One of the biggest issues users have about meeting someone online is worrying about their safety and the safety of others. Fortunately, Tinder has introduced a new feature to give you peace of mind. The dating app has teamed up with The Women's Services Network to make online dating a safe space for women. According to BBC, the goal of this collaboration is to make women's safety a priority, as they are often the target of sexual harassment and assault, significantly outweighing the number of men who experience the same things.


To access the Safety Guide, all you need to do is log onto the app and select the badge icon at the top of the screen. There, you will find several resources, including quizzes to test your knowledge of what you've learned about the dangers of online dating. If you're interested in learning more, you can check out Tinder's safety guidelines on the company's website.

Coffee Meets Bagel's Beans

Another popular dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel is different from others because of its algorithm, which selects a smaller bunch of potential matches as opposed to a wide selection, per its website. These matches are referred to as "bagels" and are released to users every day beginning at noon. You can also use the app as a way to make new friends, though Bumble has since followed suit by adding that feature as well; however, there is something that really sets these two apart — Beans.


The concept behind Beans is simple: users can earn or purchase Beans to unlock premium features on the app, such as boosting your profile in order to reach more users in your area. It also gives you the option to reopen chats that have been closed or have expired, due to a lack of activity. Now you have the chance to reconnect with someone you may have overlooked.

Tinder and Hinge's relationship goals

One of the world's first and most popular dating apps (per Snappr), Tinder has added a new feature that allows users to describe their relationship goals in their profile, and Hinge has since jumped on the bandwagon. The newest addition narrows down your search, so you can get a feel for who has the same #relationshipgoals as you. This saves both of you a ton of time and effort you would normally spend getting to know the person, just to find out you don't have the same end goal. 


Yes, you can describe the type of relationship you're looking for in your bio, but let's be honest, a lot of us are lazy and don't want to take the time to write it out ourselves. On the other hand, you might just forget to add your relationship goals, but with this new feature, you're less likely to forget. If either of these sounds like you, it's time to put this new feature to use

Bumble Recommend to a Friend

Bumble has released an exciting new feature for its users — Recommend to a Friend. Have you ever been swiping through potential matches and someone caught your eye, but you thought they would totally hit it off with one of your friends instead? Well, with this new feature, you can help both of them find their perfect match, and it's super simple to do. To connect the two profiles, locate the Recommend to a Friend button at the bottom of their profile, via Bumble. All that's left to do is sit back, relax, and watch a love story unfold.


Of course, you aren't guaranteeing the two will end up living happily ever after (we've all been on dates where we didn't mesh with our date), but it's a step in the right direction. Not only that, but you're helping out a friend who may have issues connecting with someone on their own; or perhaps, they wouldn't have come across this person in the first place because of their search settings. 

Bumble's compliment feature

Bumble has also released the Compliment Feature, which rolled out late last year. Users are able to send another user a Compliment before they decide whether or not they're interested in matching with that person, TechCrunch explains. Think of it as flirting IRL — you typically start off complimenting someone who catches your eye, which (hopefully) leads to some flirty conversation, and possibly a date. The downside is you can only give one Compliment a day, and it has to be less than 150 characters.


If you're really interested in someone based on their profile, go ahead and give them a Compliment! It's essentially an icebreaker (not to mention a total ego boost for the other person). This technique isn't 100% foolproof — no dating approach typically is — but don't let that deter you from reaching out. Who knows, maybe that compliment is exactly what they needed, and you're the one who gave it to them at the perfect time.

Feeld's Majestic Settings

If you aren't familiar with Feeld, it's an app designated for hookups, specifically geared towards those interested in adding a third or more people into the bedroom. It certainly isn't as popular as dating apps such as Tinder or Bumble, but the company is slowly growing, and currently has around 2 million users, Dating Mentor states. However, there are still those looking for love who use the app as well. Though Feeld is free to download, it has a feature that requires a monthly or yearly membership to enhance your experience — Majestic Settings.


By purchasing the Majestic Settings feature, users can access an abundance of settings, including incognito mode, showing private photos to your Connections only, as well as searching by the people who share your Desires. Users have the option of purchasing a 30-day membership for $11.99 or a 90-day membership for $23.99, according to Beyond Ages.