Updated on June 12th, 2018
Whether you love or hate Tinder, it has has become the gold standard in dating apps. Now, there is no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love and live happily ever after.
Although the online dating world is awash with apps, but for many singles, seeking out the very best dating apps can be a little perplexing.
Would you like to delve into the expansive and whimsical world of niche dating apps? Here, we take the close alternatives to Tinder and find out what they do differently and what sets them apart.
Bae works similarly to Tinder, but adds a layer of specificity by catering to an audience of black men and women. You can swipe, message, and type to your heart’s content knowing they will never share your information without your permission.
Zoosk is a simple dating site and app that makes online dating feel safer through the app’s photo verification process.
Appealing to millennials, Zoosk offers a refreshing approach to online dating with their Behavioral Matchmaking algorithm to deliver the best matches for its millions of users.
3. Coffee Meets Bagel
Coffee Meets Bagel values quality matches over quantity by pairing its users with mutual Facebook friends. This dating app uses your Facebook account to identify matches from with the pool of friends of friends.
Coffee Meets Bagel isn’t making anyone talk about marriage on a first date. It’s merely encouraging people to sit down face-to-face and learn about each other.
Launched as a web-only service, and ever since it’s grown to be on mobile devices for on-the-go dating. Setting up a profile requires that you answer some in-depth questions but isn’t so exhaustive that it feels tiresome.
Viewing other profiles and sending messages is free, and both the website and mobile app are well-designed and easy to use.
Like other dating apps, OkCupid will let you pay for additional features. Its premium subscription gets you a preview of who likes you without having to like them, advanced search, and an ad-free experience.
Bumble is a dating service based entirely within an app, and is based primarily on looks and first impressions. Bumble employs “unprecedented standards for respectful behavior”, it requires female users to make the first move. If a match occurs and the female party doesn’t initiate conversation with 24 hours, the match will be erased.
Additionally, it’s not for dates alone, Bumble helps you forge romantic relationships, platonic relationships, and business relationships.
Hinge is kind of like Tinder. Okay, it’s actually a lot like Tinder, but with a few key differences. You need to use Facebook to sign up, and this dating app is based entirely on your FB profile. It relies more on your Facebook friends to make connections for you.
Hinge also connects you through friends of friends of friends, and shows you not just the people you have in common, but also all the things you have in common.
Happn formulates a happy medium between algorithmic online dating and chance encounters.
It’s a dating app that shows the profiles of other singles and pinpoints the last place and time you were near to each other. All your prospective matches are people you’ve crossed paths with, so you’re always starting out with something in common.