Today’s generation is all about being on the fast track, be it internet speeds or dating for that matter — the main reason for the high demand for location-based dating apps. With a whopping 91 million users swiping every day, there is a massive demand for these apps. To cater to this enormous demand, new dating apps with different features and tools keep popping up.
This wide variety of dating apps makes the process of dating even more tedious as it can get overwhelming to decide which dating app to install. To make it easier for you, here we have narrowed down the choices to seven apps that could replace Badoo for you.
Developer: Tinder | Size: 31MB (Android); 128.9MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Tinder is the king of all dating apps. With almost 57 million users around the globe, Tinder processes 1.6 billion swipes each day. This high demand has helped Tinder match over 20 million people.
Tinder has a modest yet effective user interface. If you like a person, you right swipe, and if you don’t, you left swipe. You can add multiple pictures and also link social media platforms like Instagram. Tinder uses the user’s location and shows other users nearby. You can also add a brief bio about yourself so that people know what you are looking for and what your dating preferences are.
Developer: Bumble Holding Limited | Size: 17MB (Android); 122.1MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Most of the time, dating apps get overwhelming for female users. Ladies get a lot of attention on these dating platforms, flooding their apps with creepy spams and a ton of likes.
Priyanka Chopra-backed Bumble has a fix for this issue. It allows only female users to initiate conversations. But there is a catch here; they have to start a conversation in 24 hours of the match, or else the match vanishes. Due to this feature, this app has become very popular among female audiences, with about 60% of women users.
Developer: Hinge | Size: 18MB (Android); 77.4MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases. If you are looking for something serious, Hinge is the app for you. Hinge’s tagline ‘meant to be deleted’ is pretty accurate as it finds people according to your personality. It uses your Facebook friends to find common connections. It also uses geolocation as an extra filter. This means that you won’t be going on a date with a complete stranger. It is excellent for people looking for something serious rather than a casual fling.
The app has a ‘your turn feature’ which reminds users to text back and not ghost their matches. Hinge has one drawback though, because of its filtering system, you get lesser people to swipe.
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Coffee Meets Bagel
Developer: Coffee Meets Bagel | Size: 9.4MB (Android); 118.8MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Coffee Meets Bagel is another app that is women-centred. This unique platform has a 60 percent female user base. This app has a unique dating experience. Every day a noon male users get bagels (swipes in terms of Tinder). These bagels are limited in number and make the user use the bagels cautiously. The females also receive bagels, but they only receive them when a male likes them (sends them a bagel). When both people like each other, they match. They have to start a conversation in seven days, or the match vanishes.
Developer: Happn | Size: 16MB (Android); 210.7MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Happn is another location-based dating app, but it comes with a twist. Happn shows people with whom you have crossed paths. If it’s too awkward for you to start a conversation in real life, Happn helps you do the same over chat, which is less intimidating to many. It has over 50 million downloads on the play store. If you are one of those people who believe in destiny and soul mates, this is the app for you
Developer: Weareher | Size: 18MB | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Love is an emotion that doesn’t discriminate; knows no bounds and with the same thought Her app was created — dating app for LGBTQ. It has gained a lot of popularity in the community with over one million downloads.
Developer: TrulyMadly Matchmakers Pvt. Ltd | Size: 16MB (Android); 139.5MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases.Another great app for online dating with about one million downloads. TrulyMadly is an app that focuses on privacy. It uses a test score which is used to tackle the problem of fake profiles on online dating platforms. This test score considers various parameters like Facebook verification, Linkedin connection, and contact number. A higher test score helps get more matches. One can also increase the test score by asking friends on the app to verify you.
This app also offers an increased privacy option, which doesn’t let people take screenshots of the pictures you upload on the app.
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