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Sick of swiping? Three ways to up your dating game, even from home

10:01 16/04/2021
In association with Inner Circle

If you are going through the corona crisis single, then you’re not alone in thinking that it’s time to find a partner. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we value human connection above all else.

Lucky for you, Belgium is about to open up again, and people are keener than ever to get back to socialising. The good news is that we’ve got proof. A recent survey by dating app Inner Circle found just this. Single people, it’s time to date!

But let’s face it, dating apps can be daunting – and you risk being put in touch with the wrong people. So if you are serious about meeting people who have the same interests as you do, you need an app that takes your love life equally seriously. But where do you start?

1 Try niche apps with the right features

Enter Inner Circle. Founded  by a newly single Amsterdammer fed up with dating apps wasting his time, he re-invented online dating, turning it on its head and focusing on what really matters: getting great dates.


How? Well, Inner Circle checks profiles to ensure that everyone who joins the site is who they say they are. They actively work to prevent fake profiles, which not only keeps you safe, it stops you being tricked or catfished when using the platform.

To help you put your best foot forward, the app will help you out with advice about your photos and what you might want to include in the initial stages of setting up your profile. It’s refreshing to find an app that realises that how you say something can be as important as what you’re saying.

2  Get to know people with cute tips and tricks

If you, like many people, struggle with small talk inherent to dating apps, then you’re in luck. Inner Circle has banned the words ‘hi’, ‘hey’ and ‘hello’. Because it knows you can do better. Instead it offers ideas for an opening line when you message someone for the first time. The ice is instantly broken, and you don’t have to worry about what to say.

But going on dates and setting them up can seem daunting. Don’t panic. Inner Circle has thought of this too. You can search for your favourite date spots on the app and match with people who also love to go there. You already know you have that much in common, so just be bold and meet them there. 

3  Start making plans because it won’t be long now…

Hold tight everyone, Belgium is nearly open again. As Inner Circle spends time checking and approving new profiles, you need to be ready for when we can get back out there. Restaurants and bars could start serving us again as soon as next month, and summer outdoor activities are just around the corner.

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And, once corona measures are a thing of the past, the dating service will put together fun events that get you out with a crowd. Eschewing cliched activities like speed dating, it picks intriguing venues and invites its members to just show up. It could be a posh bar, but it could just as easily be a barbecue. Members can choose what appeals to them – and meet others who are attracted to the same event.

If this all sounds too good to be true, it really isn’t. Inner Circle has simply attracted single people from all over the world who want the same thing you do from a dating app – integrity, empowerment, interactivity and, maybe most importantly, fun. And if that’s what’s offered by the app, imagine what your date will be like.

Ready to try a new way of dating? Up your game with Inner Circle by registering now.

Written by The Bulletin with Inner Circle