App recommendations for online dating

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Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone on here could give me some good recommendations for iOS apps for online dating. I've tried different ones like zoosk ok Cupid And plenty of fish, but I have had little luck with these apps and voiceover. Any recommendations for good, accessible dating apps will be greatly appreciated.

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Submitted by Michael Taboada on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I use the OKC app every now and then, and I find it mostly accessible. The only really inaccessible parts I've found are the locals section (I think because all it shows is pictures of the people) and rating people.

Submitted by Dave82 on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hi Katie. I use OK Cupid too. It's not perfect, particularly the locals section as Michael said, but I find it mostly works pretty well with VoiceOver. In older versions, you couldn't open the main menu with VO, but that's been fixed.

Submitted by Aidan JK on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Plenty of Fish works very well as a site on IOS Safari. I have not tried the app but it is a shame if people find it inaccessible, because, apparently, they are now introducing the ability to send audio messages on the app, which frankly is brilliant if true!

Submitted by Katie on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I would like to talk to you guys in more detail about the accessibility of plenty of fish. For starters, that sign up screen is very easy to use. Doing out your profile is very straightforward. Most parts of the app that I have seen seem to work okay. The only flaw I found was in messages. Voice over said empty list.

Submitted by Aidan JK on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In reply to by Katie

That's interesting, and does that mean you can't read your messages with the Voiceover?

Submitted by writerbugg on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I've been following this forum and I'm curious about the Plenty of Fish app. I've just been trying the Zoosks app and I can't figure it out at all.

I've done OKCupid, which I'm sticking with at the moment as it seems the most accessible other than eHarmony. But I'm kind of done with paid dating sites. I've managed no dates at all with the paid sites. The OKC app works well, but as someone said, the locals section is awful. I wish they'd do something about it, but I'll take what I can get.

I'm curious though. This has nothing to do with apps, but those using OKC, how did you do on uploading photos. I know it has that thing where you upload and have to click on where your face is. I tried to do this myself and I'm told my photos looked cropped, but apparently my smile is visible.

Submitted by Vicky on Sunday, June 8, 2014

Just found this thread, so thought I would respond to it.
The most VoiceOver friendly online dating app I have found so far is called Date Hookup. What's cool about it is that everything on there is absolutely free. It is mostly accessible, which is nice. I only wish there was a way for people to leave audible messages or recordings.

Submitted by Dave82 on Sunday, June 8, 2014

Thanks Vicky. I can't find Date Hookup though. Would you have a link for it? Although maybe it's just not available in my local App Store.

Submitted by Vicky on Sunday, June 8, 2014

In reply to by Dave82

Hello Dave,
DateHookup is actually one word, I actually wrote it as two in my last post. Sorry about that.
Anyway, here is the link to it. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/datehookup-dating-free-singles/id423446…
By the way, thanks to this forum thread, I tried OKC. It is pretty accessible actually, although it is not as simple of an interface as DateHookup, in my opinion. Still, it is nice to have another alternative. So thanks all for that suggestion.

Well, I'm not sure why people are saying that this app is not accessible. I had not tried to use it previously because I thought you had to pay to use it. But, while you can upgrade to access certain features, the basic parts of it are free which is fine for me. I find it to be quite accessible. And yes, I can access messages. I can also access the record feature. So, I am quite impressed with it so far.

Submitted by Vash Rein on Monday, June 9, 2014

Like I said,tinder was pretty much accessible when I checked it about two months ago. This application is primarily used for alternative types of dating, if you can call it that. But I had no problem getting through any of it, getting messages, liking someone, etc. Maybe thats changed, but it was pretty much completely accessible when I checked in April.

Submitted by Dave82 on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hi all. Ok Cupid has just been updated. Overall it's still useable as it was before, but there are a few little annoyances. The main menu is now a grid rather than a list. You can still find the items by exploring the screen, but it's a little trickier. So flicking might be easier for some. Worse than this is the Messages section. Now if you explore by touch, VoiceOver gives you nothing, just the ding sound! But you can go through the page by flicking. Annoying but still useable. The message threads themselves seem fine.
Thanks for the link Vicky, though it's still not coming up in my app store, ah well, not to worry.
Thanks for the tip re Plenty of Fish, I must give it another look.

Submitted by Jose Lomeli on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Does anybody know how to contact the app developer for this app?

Submitted by JeffB on Friday, August 18, 2017

Someone mentioned eHarmony is it accessible? I found the website didn't read all the buttons when signing up.