Online Dating has been around since the early years of the internet but has received an immense boost with the growing popularity of smartphones. Android and iOS app stores are filled with dating app that can help you find new friends, make new connections, find suitable partners, and even the love of your life. Here is a list of 15 best dating apps that every single should check out.
One of the most popular apps in the world of online dating, Tinder lets you connect to people by just right-swiping them on your smartphone screen. If the other person likes your profile back, you can have a conversation. It has many other features such as super-like option, mutual friends, among others. You can manage the profiles by placing different filters on age or distance. Tinder shows you the people nearby, and you need to sign up through your Facebook account or phone number.
Tinder is free on Play Store but offers a few right swipes and super likes in a day. To upgrade your plan to Plus or Gold, you need to make an in-app purchase which will give you the option of unlimited likes, a profile boosts for more visibility for your profiles, and the options to see who liked your profiles.
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Coffee Meets Bagel
Just as coffee and bagel are the perfect partners, this app will help you find your ideal partner. The app has a clutter-free design and shows only essential information. According to the developers, CMB is a dating app that is meant for meaningful connections. CMB introduced a new feature recently, through which you can start a conversation with you like even before connecting.
Focused on women empowerment, Bumble works just like Tinder in functionality, but here the conversation can only be initiated by the lady. Once mutually liked, the chat needs to start within 24 hours, or the match vanishes forever. You can also extend the time for starting the conversation for 24 more hours for one connection per day at max.
Grindr is a dating app which is exclusively meant for gay, bi, trans, queer and curious people. The app assists you to find people you can chat, share pictures and meet up. The app is free to use but also offers paid upgrade called Grindr XTRA that brings extra features to the users.
OkCupid is the app that provides personalised match finding for people who are looking for serious relationships. While signing up, the user has to answer some questions such as religious opinions which further helps the app to find people having similar views.
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Hinge is almost identical to tinder in terms of UI and working but asks you questions while signing up, unlike tinder bio. Then, according to your answers, Hinge searches for people with similar mindsets as of yours. You can sign up for Hinge using your Facebook account or phone number. The Hinge user base is rapidly growing and is becoming popular in Indian youth.
An Indian-based dating app, Aisle tries to balance traditional marriage and modern dating. You need to sign up for Aisle using your Facebook or LinkedIn account. The app suggests people to the user according to the answers provided while signing up. Aisle is free but has certain in-app purchases, such as the chat feature. The prices are a bit high, but the app assures you to provide results.
One of the best dating apps for lesbians and bisexuals, FEM has a different approach to show the profile of a person. It shows the video clips on the profiles instead of pictures. You can talk to the other person if you have mutually liked profiles of the one another. It also has social chat rooms through which you can find people nearby.
You can find FEM for Android here.
Happn is a unique way of connecting to people. Unlike any other app, Happn only shows the people that have ever crossed your path, but you weren’t able to strike a conversation with them. It also shows how many times you have crossed paths with a particular person with the location as well. You can also send secret Hi without revealing your name.
One of the apps with the largest user base worldwide, Badoo operates in over 190 countries. Like all other major dating apps, it also uses a swipe feature to like or reject a person. Badoo helps you to connect to people through mutual friends or with people you have crossed paths. You can also request for live selfies from the people you are connected.
Surge is presented as a social network for gay and bi men. It helps you to connect to the gay people nearby. You can upload up to 5 pictures on your profile. You can chat with the connected people, and if you send photos or videos, they disappear permanently once they are viewed.
You can find Surge for Android here.
With a user base of over 100 million users worldwide, Jaumo can provide you matches across age groups, genders, and many more. Jaumo also acts as a parent app for its other dating apps that are dedicated to catering particular age groups, dating preference such as ‘Dating for 50 plus Mature Singles’ and many more.
A dating app that focuses on educated professionals and women, Woo has certain unique features such as Voice Intro, Direct Messaging, Tag Search, Voice calls without your number being displayed and many more that aren’t present on any other app. Woo is a female-friendly app and gives females more power while choosing a partner. The app helps you to find matches based on interest tags, and you can even search for probable matches.
Developed in and for India, Trulymadly is one of the best apps with a user base of over 50 million. Trulymadly has a unique way of ensuring the authenticity of the users, which includes multiple verifications such as ID proof, Facebook account, and LinkedIn. Add more evidence of your identity provides you with a higher trust score. You can also increase your trust score by asking your friend to vouch for you. The more trust score you have, the more chances are of getting a match.
The app also has various games which can be played such as Styletastic, Foodie Funda with your match so that you can understand each other better.
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Another one for the LGBTQ community. The app interface is easy to use and is like Tinder. The app is free but has some features that can only be unlocked by in-app purchases.
You can find Zoe for Android here.
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