What are the best dating apps in NYC?

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  1. 20

    #1Swagy

    Swagy

    Swagy is a gay dating app that features an anti-fake system that requires users to verify their identity. The app is designed for anti-harassment with its developed system against spams. Swagy also has an offline dating feature.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cody Espinoza
    Written on May 23, 2019
    "It's like the best of gay apps? More like Tinder but for gay guys. Great one."
  2. 16

    #2Tinder

    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

    Jose Gomez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Tinder provides a way to meet new people especially in larger cities where there are more users. I have had some success with Tinder in that it at least provides an opportunity to meet new people however it has not led to an meaningful or lasting relationships. "
  3. 12

    #3OkCupid

    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

    Marcela Molina
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "It doesnt say anywhere that it is based in NYC."
  1. 7

    #4Hily

    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

    Troga Vary
    Written on November 14, 2018
    " I like there is no swipe or message limit on Hily. It's better than other dating apps even those widely used I like that Hily has strong verification system, thanks to this I don't waste my time on fake profiles "
  2. 7

    #5Coffee Meets Bagel

    Coffee Meets Bagel

    Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app that sends you a possible match, called "bagel", every day. You have 24 hours to decide whether you want to "like" or "pass" on your bagel. If you like your bagel and they've also liked you, you'll connect.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Janice Fuller
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I love the feature that sends me one potential match a day. I look forward to seeing this, although it sometimes is a let down if I'm interested in someone and they don't like my profile. "
  3. 7

    #6Happn

    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

    Christopher Garza
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I found that this app has really worked for me. The app is easy to install and use. "
  4. 4

    #7LOVOO

    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

    Jennifer Alvarado
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Using this app was an interesting experience, but some of the profiles I clicked turned out to be fake. Some of the features were confusing as well. But I did chat with a couple of cool people. It seems pretty hit or miss."
  5. 3

    #8Bumble

    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

    Ethan McDonald
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I've tried a number of dating apps and Bumble is the best I've found yet. Less empty than Tinder and better and more users, at least in my area, than all the conventional alternatives. I'm very happy with all the relationships I started off here."
  6. 3

    #9Taimi

    Taimi

    Taimi is a dating and social app developed by Social Impact Inc. It features tight security for its users, an account verification to avoid fraud and a two-factor authentication process.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Theisen
    Written on November 23, 2018
    "Taimi is a FREE gay dating application which makes finding a perfect guy, making friends and forming meaningful relationships easier than ever before. It's a safe, secure and reliable tool for building new connections within the gay community."
  7. 0

    #10Grindr

    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

    Jeremy Howell
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "If you want to meet new people and have fun this is a must have app. Find cool and interesting new people that share your interests and go out and meet them."
  8. 0

    #11Filter Off

    Filter Off

    Filter Off is a free and the first video dating app, which is available in NYC for now. Through this app you have to pitch yourself live on video within 60 seconds and then your match will decide if you'll match or pass. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Mike Smith
    Written on March 22, 2019
    "Filter Off is a video dating app in NYC so you can actually interact with the person before you go out on a date. It's a great way to see if you both are comfortable with meeting up."
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    #12Match

    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

    Christine Ryan
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I have been a member for awhile; and the app use to be great. Now there are a lot of just guys that don't even try on there. If you are going to be on a dating app you could at least up your appearance. Not sure if Match just stopped screening there people or what.. "
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    #13Luxy

    Luxy
    Luxy is a dating app made for people with yearly incomes of more than $250,000. It is designed to help wealthy people find like-minded and similarly rich people to date. It has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, and BBC.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Amber Soto
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "Came back to comment how great this app is. :) Met an outstanding guy in a Luxy singles party in the city, turns out he lives just a few blocks from me in the suburbs and that we went to the same high school, just three years apart! We've dated thrice already and I think this can go somewhere. :)"

Summary

Best What are the best dating apps in NYC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SwagyApps 20 Free
2TinderApps 16 Free
3OkCupidApps 12 Free
4HilyApps 7 Free
5Coffee Meets BagelApps 7 Free
6HappnApps 7 Free
7LOVOOApps 4 Free
8BumbleApps 3 Free
9TaimiApps 3 Free
10GrindrApps 0 Free
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