The numbers are impressive and so are the special features.
One such feature is Zoosk’s “behavioural matchmaking engine” that uses a smart algorithm to identify users’ behaviours and match users, according to patterns of behaviour.
Device availability: Zoosk can be downloaded onto mobiles using Apple, Android and Windows operating systems. Unfortunately, Zoosk is not available for Black Berry devices, unless they are using the Android operating system.
Verdict: 6/10 – Zoosk is Nigeria’s most underrated dating app.
You can find people based on age, location and gender.
Badoo offers Nigerians the opportunity to chat with people nearby and rate their photos.
As if that is not enough, there is an ‘Encounters’ feature, which allows you to swipe through different people’s photos and say either yes or no; if there’s a mutual yes, then both users receive a notification.
The reason is that it is targeted at Nigerian singles.
Another feature is the “photo verification service” that aims to ensure that users are not using photos that show them in a flattering light.
Popularity in Nigeria: How popular is Zoosk in Nigeria?
Popularity in Nigeria: The bad news is that Tinder doesn’t provide up to date information on the number of its users.
However, Google Trends shows that users in Lagos and Abuja are searching for Tinder-related terms at a rapidly increasing rate.