Besides the smell of the cattle in Bakersfield, there’s nothing more disheartening than coming across the wrong Bakersfield dating apps. But don’t lose heart! As Bakersfield grows, so does its online dating scene. Did you know a recent poll showed 20% of all modern relationships begin online?
Each dating app serves a different population. If you’re not careful, you may find yourself on the wrong app.
At Beyond Ages, we know what you want. You want someone attractive who shares your interests. And you want to find that person without wasting your time and money.
If you have your degree, you might want someone who also values education. Cal State Bakersfield and the University of La Verne draw in students from around the country and the world. And if you’re a single parent, you may want someone who isn’t looking to hit it and quit it.
We researched apps and tried them ourselves. We interviewed users between Seven Oaks and Homaker Park. Finally, we found apps for every interest.
Scroll through and find the app that works best for you. Leave us a comment, and let us know about your experience -- we want to hear about the good and the bad. About 28% of the 385,000-plus people in Bakersfield are single. Good luck and happy dating!
First, we’ll cover specific dating apps and tell you what we think. Then we’ll give you a few general-interest dating apps.
Whether you’re young or oldish, Cougar Life is a place for older women to find love. The women on this app are 30 and older, and they know what they want. They don’t want to mess with a guy who still lives with his parents. They want a guy who can pique their interest, no matter his age.
Female Cougars and male Cubs can browse Cougar Life to find and flirt with each other. If you need creative help writing a message, check out our tips on messaging older women online. Whether you’re a man hunting for an older woman, or a woman seeking an energetic young paramour, you should give Cougar Life’s free trial a shot.
We've spent a lot of time finding the best places to meet cougars in Bakersfield so we're confident that Cougar Life will live up to the hype.
Every year, Beyond Ages puts together a list of our favorite cougar dating sites and apps, and Cougar Life continually rises to the top in Bakersfield. Things are about to get hotter in Bakersfield on Cougar Life!
Bakersfield might feel far removed from the bustle of nearby Los Angeles and Ventura. But our city has a lot of highly-educated singles. We have Cal State Bakersfield and the University of La Verne. Our population of graduates has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, rising from 8% to 15%.
If you earned your degree and you’re looking for someone with the same values and pursuits, try Elite Singles. You’ll start with a personality questionnaire and check off a list of personal preferences. Once you’re done, the app filters matches for you. Outside of education, the app will also match you with like-minded people.
Find yourself a success story on Elite Singles.
Bakersfield’s single parents have different responsibilities from their childless counterparts. They’re probably searching for a partner who is, above all else, reliable, trustworthy and has values that match their own.
There are over 12 million single-parent households in the United States. If nearly 28% of Bakersfield is single, it’s safe to assume that many of them are single parents like you. eHarmony uses a compatibility matching system that narrows thousands of matches down to a smaller group of eligible singles. If you need help getting started, our eHarmony profile creation guide can help.
If you’re looking for something more casual, scroll down to Tinder. But if you’re looking for something that lasts, try eHarmony.
If you are looking for a little casual bedroom fun the choice is really between Tinder and Adult FriendFinder. Tinder certainly has its strengths but AFF seems to work better for most guys (in our experience).
When it comes to finding casual fun around the city this is going to be the best app. It’s certainly the one that we have seen the best success with across a wide variety of people. Not only does it work well for those in their 20’s but it is unusually good for those who are 30+. Unlike Tinder, a lot of people who are a bit older are actually using it. If there is one app to try it’s this one. You can find other decent apps out there, we reviewed Happn and it was OK, but nothing quite like this.
We have thought about why this is and it comes down to a few things. First, AFF has as many, if not more active users, a lot more of which are older than the early 20's that Tinder attracts. This means that guys interested in slightly older women have a much better chance of meeting them.
Adult FriendFinder is also set up in a way that encourages people to look beyond the first picture on a profile. If you are someone who isn't incredibly attractive you are going to do a lot better on a site like that.
We like them and think you will have a good experience. Check them out.
Sometimes, you want a one-night stand without commitment and haven't had a lot of luck in any of the Bakersfield hookup bars worth spending time at. If you’re looking for a short term romance, try Tinder.
Men with a hot face and body tend to have the best luck on Tinder. But if you just took a self-inventory and realized you don’t have those things, you better have a witty personality. If you’re neither hot nor witty, Tinder won’t be so kind. Thankfully, there’s always the Alley Cat. Tinder tends to only be popular with younger women, there are much better ways to meet a MILF in Bakersfield, so keep that in mind if your age preferences are wide.
And, guys? As a final and unbreakable rule: absolutely no unsolicited dick pics. If you’re trying to chase her off, a dick pic is guaranteed to work. If all of that just blew your mind and you need help with pics, read our guide on sending Tinder pics.
As for the ladies, you don’t have to worry about looks. you’ll probably receive messages regardless of looks and wit. Tons of guys on Tinder will swipe right even if you use your least flattering selfie on your profile. This is one of those top dating apps that work for some people but can be a waste of time for others.
Full-figured women are in abundance, and they’re done with the small-girl dating apps. They want a place where they’re respected for who they are and not judged by their shape. We've spent the time to find all of the best ways to meet Bakersfield BBW's so we know what we're talking about.
eHarmony is the best dating app in Bakersfield for plus-sized women. It’s a place where they can find men who will appreciate their figures with no discrimination.
And guys? If you’re on eHarmony, that means you’re looking for a luscious woman for a relationship. If you’re just looking to get laid, scroll up to Tinder. But if you want a full-figured femme who’s looking for something that lasts, you’ll find her on eHarmony.
eHarmony does a fantastic job because they have a HUGE number of people using it. The site only matches you up with BBW who are looking for someone like you.
When you can use an extremely popular dating app that does all the work for you it's something special and is a big reason most guys have the best success with BBW using it.
Sign up today and find yourself a THICC lady for life.
Bakersfield Christians are blessed to live in a city where Christianity is infused into the culture. Christian singles want faith-based relationships with other Christians who are looking for a Christ-centered relationship that leads to marriage. If you're a Christian and looking for the best dating site in Bakersfield for you it's hard to pass up Christian Mingle.
Christian Mingle is the best dating app for serious dating and long-term relationships. It uses a thorough compatibility matching system and boasts more than 60,000 new memberships per month. If you’re not convinced, read through their success stories.
If you’re ready for a relationship rooted in God, try Christian Mingle today.
After the age of 50, daters’ needs and interests shift away from what they wanted in their 20s and 30s. In Bakersfield, Our Time is the most popular dating app for those who are done with the youngster dating scene.
Our Time was designed for the most inexperienced online daters. If you’re new to internet dating, you’ll find that the interface is fairly user-friendly. And if you’ve never dated online, read through their online dating safety tips before you begin.
Dating can still be easy even if you’ve been out of the game for a while. In fact, we have a few book suggestions that could help you land the lady of your dreams.
It’s finally your time on Our Time.
Now that we have gone through the apps for more specific tastes here are our favorites that don’t cater to a particular crowd:
When it comes to giving you the best chances of meeting someone you are actually compatible with, you can’t beat eHarmony in Bakersfield. Unlike the other major dating apps out there, eHarmony actually has a signup process that is more than just posting a couple of photos and a lame joke or two.
A more intensive signup process allows for better automatic matching. It also filters out the people who can’t even commit to spending 15-20 minutes answering a few questions. If you are looking for more than a quick fix and want to save a lot of time and money in the long run, you can’t beat eHarmony.
No list of dating apps in Bakersfield would be complete without including OKC and POF. These are two sites that almost everyone has signed up on at one time or another.
Now, OKC and POF have a lot of users, which is great. The problem is that very few people on these sites seem to actually put much effort into using it. We have yet to find another app that has as little activity per subscriber.
You can definitely get results if you spend a lot of time there. But in our experience, it just wasn’t worth it. The same amount of time and effort spent on other apps yielded much better results.
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