If you are interested in meeting people or browsing potential dates on your phone but are not happy with Tinder, there are a lot of dating apps on Google Play and the App Store that might suit your taste. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can install a dating app that geolocates potential partners who cross path with you or a service that matches you based on mutual friends. Check out our top 6 apps like Tinder below!
OkCupid is one of the most popular dating apps today. Launched in 2004, the app has tons of users from all over the globe. From Spain to Australia, New York, and even London –OkCupid is seemingly everywhere. While the app offers a Tinder-style Quick Match feature, BeeBom reports there’s more to it than just that.
When you create a profile in the app, you’re asked to answer compatibility questions that will help narrow down your potential matches. OKCupid’s algorithms will then calculate your answers and compare it to the rest of the users. As a result, you know who you’ll vibe with later on, and who you’re likely to want nothing to do with.
Happn pretty much works like Tinder. If you like someone, you press the heart button and if you don’t, they won’t know. There’s a big twist with this app, though. It only lets you discover people whom you have crossed paths with.
They do this through tracking your location in real time. So, when another user passes a spot you’ve been to before, their profile will appear in your feed. That’s when you can then flick the heart button and start to chat with them. The app also lets you know the number of times you might have crossed paths with the person.
3. Coffee Meets Bagel
Also known as CMB, Coffee Meets Bagel is similar to Tinder but more inclusive. According to its website, the app presents you highly curated one match “bagel” every day at noon. The match is reportedly not a random user but someone who has mutual friends with you.
You can Like, Pass, or Connect with them if they have already Liked you. What’s more interesting about CMB is that it suggests ice breaker questions and facilitate actual meet-ups when the person likes you back.
This app is very Tinder-like but it spares women from annoyances from men and vice versa. How? According to PC Advisor, only women can start conversations here. So, even if a guy really wants to talk to a girl, the only thing he can do is like their profile and hope they drop a message. Through allowing women to make the first move, Bumble hopes it will reduce the number of creepy and cheesy pick-up lines used in conversations.
If you’re looking for something serious, you might want to consider Match. Calling itself the “number one in dates, relationships, and marriages,” the app lets suggests you one curated match daily that meet your standard. But instead of tapping a heart button, you need to send a wink to let them know you are interested.
Match is a free download but the free version provides very limited features. If you’re keen on meeting the one here, you can avail their premium subscription which offers unlimited messaging, a page that shows who viewed your profile, blocking and more.
Instead of matching you with random people, this dating service keeps it a little more reserved. Hinge, per Bustle, introduces you to people who are connected to your Facebook friends, friends of your friends or third-degree friends. Hinge aims to provide you a connection which you can work through in real life through using your social media account.
This means you don’t have to contact each other through the app and meet randomly in public. You’ll have the chance to have a proper introduction through a mutual connection.
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