What are the best apps for dating?

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  1. 233

    #1Happn

    Happn

    With Happn, users can meet and interact with other people. This free dating mobile application is available for both Android and iOS devices. Developed by HAPPN SAS, the app was fully created on a principle of reciprocity.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jessica Jackson
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I love that this app focuses on staying local and finding people nearby who I could potentially date. I think that long distance relationships are difficult. This app is one of the best out there for finding someone to date. Of course it does have some bugs, but I will take those bugs over sitting all alone on a Friday night feeling sorry for myself because I don't have a date while the rest of my roommates do. "
  2. 126

    #2BeLinked

    BeLinked
    BeLinked is a dating app that connects to your LinkedIn account, which caters to young, career-driven professionals. It empowers the dating experience by offering higher quality matches filtered through LinkedIn's trusted user base.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jonathan Montgomery
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "I have been single for years and it's hard to meet people these days aside from going to bars, which I don't think is the best place to meet people. Other apps exist, but I'm too embarrassed to use them as too many people I know use them as well. BeLinked is an app that I do not know anyone on, so I am free to find people to date without being embarrassed of someone finding out about me using it! "
  3. 124

    #3Bumble

    Bumble

    Bumble is a dating app where women make the first move and a respond must be done within 24 hours or else the connection will expire, which is changing the archaic dating rules. But, in same-sex matches, either person can message first. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Tyler Cooper
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "Bumble's primary appeal is supposed to be to women. Women get flooded with messages on online dating sites. Bumble flips the script. Women must initiate the conversation. As a guy I absolutely love this. It saves me a lot of time browsing profiles and writing messages. I can just sit back and wait for a woman to contact me."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that digital technology has actually made the dating easier? While some people believe that the Internet has ruined dating because it makes people less real, some people are also convinced that it has a positive side. According to a pair of researchers, looking for love online helps people connect in completely novel ways, which also help people break down boundaries and may even help build stronger long-term relationships for couples. Back then before the digital age, nobody has ever met a potential partner online. Most potential relationships were between people who have known each other in person. 

It was in 1995 when the first dating website has changed the society. This is when Match.com was created and digital dating suddenly became convenient. It only takes just an internet connection and a computer to meet someone new. In 2012, online dating even became as easy as ‘swiping right’ when Tinder was created. This has changed the teen and young adult romance into something more digital for it only requires a smartphone and an Internet connection to be able to date online. There are also other online apps available for iOS and Android users to meet strangers or potential partners.

  1. 92

    #4Match

    Match

    Match is a dating app that is recommended for those looking for a lifetime partner or a short relationship as they could find your better half on one of the world's most established dating services. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Paul Lopez
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "I've met a few couples who have met on match.com and so I decided to give it a try. So far I am having trouble using the app and haven't met anyone interesting yet, but I'm going to keep giving it a try a few weeks more."
  2. 91

    #5LOVOO

    LOVOO
    An app to find people nearby in a fun and easy way. Discover who has the same interests and chat with people in your area. You never know, you might even meet the love of your life.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jack Bailey
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "I used this app after being dissatisfied with online dating through other more well known apps and sites. One of my problems was that I never felt that online profiles adequately conveyed who a person actually was. We've all experienced the dissonance between online personas and real people, of course. So LOVOO is cool in that regard--allowing for video chat to see who a person really is. The downside is the limited number of people with profiles, especially where I live. I hope the concept gets adopted by other apps though; it has a lot of potential."
  3. 82

    #6Tinder

    Tinder

    Tinder is much more than a dating app where you can meet new people and locals around you. You will be able to see lots of profiles based on your interests and choose only those you want to meet and know more about.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Roger Ross
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Sometimes dating is very hard. Just when I wanted to give up, I decided to check out an app friends had mentioned for a while which was Tinder. I am so glad I finally decided to give it a chance, it was much easier and more pleasant than I was imagining, and I'm meeting a ton of new people, not just for dating but having conversations as well. Starting conversations is so difficult since I'm introverted, but Tinder really brings me out of my shell, and helps me have more interactions with people."
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    #7Grindr

    Grindr

    Grindr is a social app to meet and socialize with gay or bi guys around. This app lets you chat and meet attractive and interesting guys for free, or with an upgraded account (Grindr XTRA) enjoy more features and fun.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Zheng Hao
    Written on August 13, 2017
    "Maybe the most popular gay and bi "hook up" app. I didn't find a lot of guys interested in "dating," but if you're looking for a no strings attached encounter, then this is definitely the app you're looking for. If, like me, you want something more enduring, then it might take a while to find that with this particular app."
  5. 57

    #8OkCupid

    OkCupid

    OkCupid is a free dating platform where it helps you find matches based on what you really care about. In this dating network, you'll find mostly intellectual, artistic and introvert people.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    William Wheeler
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "I'm really enjoying this dating app. A lot of cool people use it. I really like their messaging. The only negative is that all the features are not free. Great app still!"
  6. 56

    #9Social Afire

    Social Afire
    Social Afire is an app where you can discover people near you, chat, make friends, and date. It's safe, secure, and location based with a real-time interactive map.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Marcos González
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "Move aside tinder, here comes AFIRE! It makes me feel like I'm on fire, haha. Just kidding, but in actuality it is a great way to meet people, dating or socially! It makes it so you can see each other on a map so meeting other interested singles is a breeze!"
  7. 53

    #10Meeyoo

    Meeyoo

    Meeyoo is a gamified dating app with leader boards that show popularity and wealth. You can complete, decorate your profile, chat with other members and more.

    **NO LONGER AVAILABLE**

    Apps

    Michael Franklin
    Written on April 23, 2017
    "I like the description to describe's Meeyoo's dating app and it is indeed "gloomy" as a social misfit life as they implied to be. I cannot communicate to potential love interests so I question if I need to upgrade to use the app."
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    #11Meet4U App - Chat, Love, Singles

    Meet4U App - Chat, Love, Singles

    Meet4U is an app that will allow you to meet girls and boys for dating, make new friends, love and meet new people and have incredibly fun. This dating app is free and allows you to chat with boys and girls that you like directly on the app.


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Hanif Khan
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "Meet4U - Chat, Love, Singles!... If you are single and seeking: the perfect girl, the man of your dreams, new friends or the love of your life - Meet4U is the perfect app for you!"
  9. 34

    #12Desee

    Desee

    Desee is a dating app where you'll be able to meet diverse people with South Asian origins living all over the world. If your roots are in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Maldives, Afghanistan, Bhutan, or Nepal you'll find someone with a similar cultural background on Desee.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Johnny King
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "This is just not for me. This app is for South Asians. Even if i was Asian i might not qualify! haha. No, i need a dating app for all peoples, not just a select group. I want to be able to date every ethnicity if i so choose! I'll keep searching. I think the yellow pages would be more useful than this. "
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    #13Compare Hotness

    Compare Hotness

    Compare Hotness is a free app for Android devices which allows you to compare and be compared with other users. Meet people around the world, chat with them and make new friends with the same interests as you.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Stephen Garrett
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I have a friend who uses this app and she swears by it. She says it's more than some dating app but more of an app for real communication. This has kind of gotten lost in most of those apps used for hooking up these days. I just started using it and I have to concur with her. I'm looking forward to an international ring of true friends."
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    #14Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

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    #15GoGaga

    GoGaga

    GoGaga is an online dating app which is designed for people looking for serious relationships. This app works by having a friend to act as the matchmaker to help connect a person to his or her other single friends.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Gehu Aaa
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "Loved the experience"
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    #16Hily

    Hily

    Hily, a new dating app in the game, can be used upon logging in your Facebook credentials to find a person to chat with through mutual attraction by swiping left or right. Hily is a dating app that is available on both iOS and Android devices.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Justin Theisen
    Written on November 23, 2018
    "Hily makes it easy to find singles for flirt and fun in your city, state and country. ONLY verified, moderated and handy-picked profiles on Hily based on your preferences. Forget about restrictions on messaging or limitless swipes through hundreds of profiles. Meet real people. Don't miss a chance to create your own love story."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for dating
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HappnApps 233 Free
2BeLinkedApps 126 Free
3BumbleApps 124 Free
4MatchApps 92 Free
5LOVOOApps 91 Free
6TinderApps 82 Free
7GrindrApps 60 Free
8OkCupidApps 57 Free
9Social AfireApps 56 Free
10MeeyooApps 53 Paid
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