When it comes to dating apps, Tinder is the first name that sweeps across our mind. Tinder is an incredibly popular dating service and it has helped many people find matches. But, Tinder app has its limitations. For starters, it is not as feature rich as you may like; it is just too simple. Also, it makes the matches largely based on the appearance and not personality. So, if you have been looking for Tinder alternatives, here is the list of top 10 for you.
Happn is one of best dating apps but it is not quite like Tinder in many ways. This app works in a completely different way. It shows you the people who have been in or near your current location at any point of time in the past (provided they were using Happn at that time). In simple terms, it tells you who crossed paths with you and how many times.
However, the primary mode of operation remains the same. Just like Tinder you can like the people and if they happen to like you back, it will be a match (called ‘Crush’ in Happn). Once there is a Crush you can start talking to each other. Just like Tinder’s Superlike, Happn has a ‘Charm’ feature that can be sent to others to gain their immediate attention even if you haven’t matched. The app is available on Android and iOS platforms. It is free but there are in-app purchases.
OkCupid has been around for nearly 13 years now (launched in 2004) and is one of the most popular dating apps of today. What I like about OkCupid is that unlike Tinder it does not focus only on the user’s picture to make a match; the matches are based on the overall personality. It allows you to enter a variety of personal details about yourself ensuring the chances of better matches. Yes, it also has the swipe feature like Tinder, which you can use to like or unlike someone. OkCupid also lets you filter the searches based on the personal details the others have entered including appearance and hobbies. OkCupid has a free version, which is used by most people. However, if you would like to be more visible and also gain access to more advanced features, you can buy the premium subscription starting at $9.99 per month. It is available on Android and iOS platforms.
If you are looking for Tinder alternatives, Skout is another dating app you can consider. Skout’s interface is much like Tinder’s where you can swipe right or left to like or unlike someone. But, it also has a grid-like layout that lets you view multiple users and their profiles at the same time. If truth be told, Tinder app does not offer a lot of features, especially to the free users. But, Skout goes a few notches further. It offers more features than Tinder. For instance, it lets you see the list of the people who have viewed you or added your profile to their favorite. While most of the features of Skout are available for free, if you would like to make your profile more visible and make your chats appear on the top of the list, you can buy the premium starting at $9.99. The premium version also gives you ad-free experience. This app can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices.
Coffee Meets Bagel
Coffee Meets Bagel; the name in itself is quite unique. This app is more popularly referred to by its acronym CMB. This app and Tinder share quite a bit of similarity as far as the basic functioning is considered. But, once you start using CMB, you will find it more feature-rich than Tinder.
This app automatically picks up one match for you at around noon time. This match is called ‘Bagel.’ This match is based on your interests, location, likes etc. But, Bagel isn’t just any random user on the app; the Bagel and you will have mutual friends. The Bagel has to like you back in order for you to start the conversation. If Bagel does like you back, app will suggest some questions to break the ice.
CMB is free but there are in-app purchases. For instance, if you would like to get someone’s immediate attention, you can buy ‘woo’, which is similar to Tinder’s Superlike. The App is available on Android and iOS app stores.
Bumble is also one of the best alternatives to Tinder you can use to find a date or match. What I like about Bumble is that it increases the chances of engaging in a conversation more than Tinder. In order to have a match, two users will have to mutually swipe each other right; this is exactly like Tinder. However, if one of them is a woman she must be the first one to send a message and if she does not, the match gets canceled within 24 hours. In some ways, this is better than Tinder. At least you know whether or not the girl is interested in talking. Another unique feature of this app is that it allows you to view the users who are searching only for friends. Bumble works fine on the iOS devices. Many users have reported issues with the Android version. The app is totally free of cost with no in-app purchases.
Hot or Not
If you have used Tinder and now switched to Hot or Not, you will find some striking similarities between the two. Well, we are not surprised. This is because Tinder dating app was inspired by Hot or Not. Just like Tinder, two people must swipe each other right to make a match. Once the match is made, you may start the conversation. However, Hot or Not has some unique features too. For instance, it can tell you how popular your profile is in a particular region. You can also see the list of the visitors to your profile.
Hot or Not is largely free. But, there are some features you can gain access to only after making the payment. For example, you can make your profile more visible with some in-app purchases. You can use this app on Android and iOS devices.
LoVoo is another incredible app for you if you are looking for Tinder alternatives. The app has its own set of unique features that makes it better than Tinder in many people’s opinion. LoVoo has a radar screen which will show you the list of all the people who are in or nearby your location. You can connect with such people instantly by sending the chat request. The app has plenty of other unique features, but they are unlocked in the premium version. You can buy the premium subscription starting at $9.99 per month. With premium version your profile gets higher visibility, you can send unlimited chat requests, you can use the invisible mode and more. The big problem is that there are many fake profiles on this app. You can download it on Android and iOS.
Plenty of Fish
Plenty of Fish is easily one of the best Tinder alternatives you can get. This app has millions of users and thus chances of finding a match are huge. Discovering new people and making acquaintances with them is what you can do here. You can look up for people by their online status, new users etc. What I really like about this app is that it integrates many elements of messenger services making it more than just a dating app. For instance, you can make VoIP calls to other users using this app. Sadly, the app is available in select countries only including The US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Ireland. It is free of cost with in-app purchases.
Clover isn’t as popular as Tinder, Plenty of Fish or OkCupid. But, when it comes to features and functionality, it is probably the best out there. This dating service has picked the best from different such apps and brought all the good together. It has an On-Demand feature that facilitates in setting up the date. It also lets you find the meet-ups, parties and events. It has a very effective search feature that lets you find the matches meeting your preferences. Clover is available only on iOS. It has a free version with basic features. For advanced features like read receipts, account verification etc., you can buy the premium version for $19.99 per month.
Rendeevoo is also a great Tinder alternative that lets you find the matches and go out for dates. What’s most incredible about this app is that it lets you set the venue and time for the data. In fact, you can even pay for the coffee beforehand using your credit card. The app is available only in the UK at this time. It is supported on iOS and is free with in-app purchases.