Here's What Users Dislike The Most About The Heybaby Dating App

With the use of dating apps steadily rising since 2015, it makes sense that new programs for online dating are popping up every year (per Business of Apps). From the astrologically-driven NUiT to the hook-up-associated Tinder, the app store is filled with opportunities for singles to find matches.

Heybaby is one app created to fill a specific niche in the dating world. It's made specifically for single people who already have kids or are serious about becoming parents (per heybaby). As mentioned by Dating News, dating with children or with the intent to find someone to start a family with can be a hindrance in traditional dating spaces, especially on apps that don't prioritize long-term commitments. The creators of the app, Diko Daghlian, Chas McFeely, and Rene Van De Zande, were inspired by their own experiences as fathers looking to date online (per Mashable).

Since its launch in 2020, heybaby has garnered many positive reviews, even being named one of the best dating apps of 2021. However, there are a few things users and potential users dislike about the app.

Heybaby users complain about the lack of potential matches

As with other lesser-known dating apps, a primary complaint from heybaby users is the low amount of potential matches in their area. Digital Trends suggests that users of the app who live in larger cities are more likely to find success, but there are still no guarantees.

With a four out of five-star rating in the Apple App store, it's clear that most downloaders are pleased with heybaby, but the lack of potential matches seems to be a consistent critique. One review from 2022 reads: "Using the app has had its downfalls. It's new, so there were only 4 people in my area, and none of them jumped out as potential suitors for me. It's been a week, and no one new has shown up on my stream" (via Apple's App Store).

While users seem to appreciate the core concepts of the dating tool, it seems clear the app is currently suffering from a lack of viable dating options for many users.

The dating app isn't accessible to everyone

The limited accessibility of heybaby could be a contributing factor to the app's lack of potential matches. As reported by Mashable, the app is currently only available to iOS users, excluding those with Android devices. While the developers will hopefully begin working on a version of the app for the Google Play store soon, the lack of one is a negative for those unable to access the program at all.

Additionally, heybaby is currently only available in the United States (per PR News Wire). While this doesn't majorly impact those who are currently able to use the app, it can result in a user ban if you're traveling outside of the country, as indicated by one App Store reviewer. For those who live outside of the U.S. and are interested in the app, you'll have to wait until it's accessible to other countries to try it, unfortunately.

Overall, users of the heybaby dating app appreciate the program's focus on children and families. While there are a few consistent complaints about the dating tool, it has overwhelmingly positive reviews.