Tired of feeling like you’re being swiped just for your profile pic?
Friends, you might like a new dating app called MeetMindful that has come onto the scene. MeetMindful is the dating app for people who are interested in conscious living. The front webpage of the app has a photo of a guy with a man bun. Enough said.
The good folks at MeetMindful gave me a shout to test it out, and I have to say I think it’s a great alternative to some of the online sites out there. While the app is not technically different from other dating sites on the market (you get the same kind of experience in terms of seeing profile pics, about you sections, deal breakers, questions about lifestyle, etc.), MeetMindful is attracting a particular demographic of user, which changes the vibe of the experience. Most of the gentlemen that I scoped out online seemed to prioritize their health, spiritual connection, and personal growth. Their profile pics include words like “listening,” “connection,” and “mindfulness.” If these are important values for you, then MeetMindful may be a good place to connect with like-minded people.
The nitty gritty.
If you use the free version of the site, you can browse local users and like them. The premium version of the site (starting at $9 USD/ month if you buy a year, up to $29 USD/ month if you go month by month) offers you other options, such as messaging, filtering your search, and seeing who has liked your profile. You can’t message someone (or respond) unless you’re a premium user, so unless you want to simply like people and hope they message you with their information, premium is a much better option.
MeetMindful is a newer company, and hasn’t yet broken into all markets. For example, Seattle has a lot of users, but is just starting to gain traction in Vancouver. If you’re curious to check it out, sign up for free and find out how many people are in your local community. If you like what you see, then you can opt to pay for the premium version. I think this app will attract users pretty quickly, and there’s no harm in jumping on the free version until your local community picks up.
What I liked most about MeetMindful is that using it didn’t feel, well… sketchy. Cruising around on apps like Bumble or Tinder can feel depersonalizing. However, users who choose to get on an app called Meet Mindful are probably not there for just a hook up. If you’re tired of the swipe, come check it out!