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  • 30 Best Dating Apps Of 2019 [Free & Paid]

    • 23th April 2019
    • Posted byNitin Kaku

    The dating scene all around the world has come a long way from the era of arranged marriages or straightaway finding your partner to get married, get settled, have two beautiful kids, a decent house and a dog. Sounds so out of fairytale, innit ?

    Well gone are the days when all that used to happen. The scene is changing and so is the mindset of the people.

    The society in general has been more open to the concept of dating as a normal day to day lifestyle rather than a taboo. The way society has embraced this concept, rather a bit unexpectedly has given rise to a plethora of dating avenues.

    While you already had the social media apps and websites to ‘connect’ with people, the demand for finding the date at the right place and time wasn’t met. This gave rise to the experts of dating and hookups - the dating apps.

    Hookups, one night stands, a date, finding the perfect partner or just even a perfect friend, everything has an app for it.

    So, we’ve got you covered when it comes to listing down the best dating apps you should go for based upon your requirements. Date, marry or hookup ? ;)

    30 best dating apps

    1. 1. TINDER

    Tinder - Match, Chat, Date

    “Where it all began” is the perfect phrase for this dating app. Started by the founders in their USC campus and then to numerous other college campuses, Tinder is a global name when it comes to dating now. It has become a verb rather than a noun. It’s amazing interface and an algorithm which allows it to help you connect with a new person in a few minutes is it’s USP.
    Swipe right if you like the person and swipe left if you don’t. As simple and self explanatory as that.

    Features: Unlimited likes feature (paid subscription), easy interface, instant chats with your matches, setting the distance for your match.

    RATINGS : 4.0 / 5

    1. 2. HAPPN


    Happn - Find the people you've crossed paths with

    This is a unique app in my personal opinion. It lets you literally find the person who are around you. The app also lets you know if and when someone has crossed paths with you and the app shows you their profile.
    You can earn “charms” on this app by inviting friends through referral codes. Do try this one and who knows you might ‘happn’ to have a date!

    Features: send secret likes, find all profiles which have crossed paths with you, matches can play a fun kinda game together and lots more.

    RATINGS : 4.3 / 5

    1. 3. GRINDR


    Grindr

    It personally feels so good to know that there is a voice in the society and there are people who do think about the LGBTQ community. Kudos!

    So, Grindr helps the gay and the bisexual men meet the people of the same sexual orientation in a hassle free manner. It is quite easy to make a Grindr profile. Choose “Tribe’ to select your preferences and types which filters out the best results for you. The Ad-free version Grindr-Xtra provides many more features which are totally worth a shot.

    RATINGS : 3.6 / 5

    1. 4. MATCH


    The Leading Online Dating Site for Singles & Personals : Match

    Calling it the big daddy of the dating online trend won’t be a mistake. If you were above 18 in the late nineties and had a computer with an internet connection then we’re sure enough you’d have had an encounter with this bad boy.

    Some of the features are : send voice notes, find dates,marriages or relationships, search for a match in a whoosh.

    RATINGS : 2.8 / 5

    1. 5. TrulyMadly


    Trulymadly - Dating for singles

    Now, remember how your mates used to endorse some of your professional skills on LinkedIn? Well, TrulyMadly has one of those features where someone can endorse your profile.

    Another noteworthy USP of this app is that users can create a video-profile of themselves rather than just uploading their photos, which is why it is quite popular among the Indian audience and is competing with Tinder over here.

    RATINGS : 3.9 / 5

    1. 6. OKCupid


    OkCupid: Free Online Dating

    OKcupid has become ‘the next cool thing’ among the dating population. Now, what I liked about this app was its unique filters in the form of tags. You’ll find ‘Grammar Nazis’ , ‘Beard Lovers’, ‘Kinky Nerds’ and many more.

    Features: Has a unique messaging feature, advanced filter and search, set your dating preferences and what not.

    RATINGS : 4.1 / 5

    1. 7. HINGE


    Hinge dating app

    “Thoughtful dating for thoughtful people” is what the tagline of HINGE says. Hinge uses the user’s Facebook profiles to get you the matches. It shows you the suggestions of friends, friends of friends or friends of friends of.. Well you know what we mean. So, yeah!
    Has an easy and good to go interface which is quite user friendly. Now, if you saw that girl on your best friend’s wedding and were not able to talk to her you may try your luck on Hinge. You never know!

    RATINGS : 4.2 / 5

    1. 8. COFFEE MEETS BAGEL


    Discover Meaningful Online Dating with Coffee Meets Bagel - Coffee Meets Bagel

    Coffee Meets Bagel is mostly preferred by women due to it’s higher privacy ratings. You only get responses from the guys who have already shown an interest in you.
    After the bagels are exchanged or the profiles are liked the matched users can talk to each other for 8 days after which the chat room expires, no matter if you’ve talked to them or not.

    RATINGS : 4.0 / 5

    1. 9. RAYA


    Raya dating app

    Prefer exclusivity ? Raya is the place for you to be at.

    The dating app stands out in the crowd due to its member-only services and a crowd which is narrowed down to the creative industry people.The app requires new applicants to fill an application form and then a referral from an existing member after that the user will have to pay a $8 per month membership fee or whatever you’d like to call that.

    RATINGS : Unknown ( Very Exclusive)

    1. 10. LuvFree


    Luvfree - dating site

    This app lets you do a lot of things. You can create a friend’s list, send virtual kisses, go and have a chat with you match and what not.

    It does make your dating efforts worth the effort. You can find your life partner, a date, a loving relationship or even a good friend.

    RATINGS : Unknown

    1. 11. Bumble


    Bumble - Date, Meet, Network Better

    At the first glance you’ll feel that Bumble is eerily similar to Tinder but has a whole lot of different functions. Okay, now hear it close our beautiful ladies. There is a provision on Bumble which allows the woman to text first after there’s a match within the 24 hours of the match. This prevents a whole lot of “Hey cutie” messages that pop up on your screen randomly. So, kudos to that !

    Features: Concise profile, easy setup and a slick user interface, a BFF feature too!

    RATINGS : 3.6 / 5

    1. 12. Wingman


    Wingman dating site

    We all have that superhero friend or girl friend who goes up to the chick or the guy you like at the bar and says - “Hey there my friend over there finds you cute.”
    So, let the app do the same? Well, kinda.

    Wingman allows your friends to make the choice for you and helps you in setting up a date. So, now let your friends do the talking and set you up, you never know which friend of yours becomes your saviour. ;)

    RATINGS : 4.2 / 5

    1. 13. Her


    HER - LGBT+ Dating & Social App
    Hello to all you bisexual, queer and lesbian women. Your dating woes are now at the bay. Her allows you to meet like minded women and girls.

    Moreover, it also shows you the latest news, updates and articles on all about the LGBTQ community. So more power and much pride!

    Features: Stay updated with all the news and updates, be a part of the whole wide community and an amazing and simple user interface.

    RATINGS : 3.5 / 5

    1. 14. Clover


    Clover - Free Dating App

    Clover allows you to get free from the shackles of limited swipes in a day feature and provides you with unlimited swipes in a day.

    You get to play a questionnaire game with your match in order to get them know better.

    Features: Find nearby events and parties, find a long term or short term dating partner, has on demand dating options.

    RATINGS : 4.0 / 5

    1. 15. Plenty of Fish (POF)


    Plenty of Fish (POF) The Leading Free Online Dating Site for Singles & Personals
    Trying to find your perfect match but tight on your pocket ? Well, Plenty of Fish has got your back.

    With amazing features and a large user database of more than 90 million users and that too for free you’re most likely to find your match without paying a subscription fees of any sort. Now, go on and find your perfect match.

    Available in a few selected countries this app may have a drawback of catfish profiles due to it being free.

    Features: Free services, spark system, voice call your match from the app and free unlimited conversations.

    RATINGS : 4.1 / 5

    1. 16. BADOO


    Meet People on Badoo, Make New Friends, Chat, Flirt

    The app currently has the largest user base in all over the world. With presence in around 50 or so countries around the world this app certainly is not the new player in the market and knows how to do its job.

    Users don’t put up their pictures and swipe. Rather you put up a picture of your favourite celebrity or character with whom your personality matches and the app does its magic after that.

    Having a large user base might mean that your chances of getting a match are higher. So go on and log on to Badoo right away.

    Features: A large user base, newly updated modern interface, contemporary UI, new and interesting concept that should be definitely tried.

    RATINGS : 4.3 / 5

    1. 17. ZOOSK


    Zoosk | Online Dating Site & Dating App with 40 Million Singles

    It’s one of the best dating apps in the scene. We didn’t say that but ‘TechCrunch’ did.

    Considering the number of satisfied users based upon the match efficiency and connecting them through the SmartPick option for the perfect matches has certainly helped Zoosk in gaining popularity in the dating apps market.

    Features: A precise search filter, offers location based filtering, offers social media and phone number verification.

    RATINGS : 4.0 / 5

    1. 18. The LEAGUE


    The League

    Remember Raya we talked about above? Well, The League is somewhat of the same taste. Due to its strict membership policy, becoming a member is quite a task.
    They go through your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to verify your information, then based upon that you’re accepted, rejected or put on a waitlist (which lasts for months usually)
    If you get accepted then you have to pay an annual subscription fee and you’ll be receiving 7 prospects a day and you’ve got 21 days to contact those potential prospects.
    The app was basically designed for people who look for more than just a pretty face in someone and the education and career ambition of their potential partner matters to them. For now the app is active in a limited number of US cities.

    RATINGS : 3.8 / 5

    1. 19. EliteSingles


    EliteSingles | One of the best dating sites for educated singles

    Looking for a top-notch guy or a girl holding a degree from one of the Ivy Leagues ? Well, Elite SIngles will help you out. With over 80 % of the registered users holding a University degree it surely is one educated place.

    It provides you with the prospects which have the same educational qualification or job profile as yours. However, the sad part is the app is limited to some first-world countries like Ireland, New Zealand, US, UK, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

    RATINGS : 3.1 / 5

    1. 20. eHarmony


    eharmony - Online Dating Site for Like-Minded Singles

    Okay so if you’re a one guy girl or a one girl guy then welcome to eHarmony. With most of the users being 30+ the app puts more emphasis on marriages.

    So, science works here. The app uses a Compatibility Matching System which makes sure that the compatibility is checked upon 29 dimensions before a match is set.

    1. 21. YUBO


    Yubo - Make new friends

    Previously named Yellow this app is more of a mixture of Tinder and a bit of Snapchat. Upon finding the prospect partner you can video chat with them live.

    Yubo mostly has an audience interested in hookups rather than some serious relationship stuff or dating even. Hence, it depends upon you at the end.

    RATINGS : 3.9 / 5

    1. 22. TAFFY


    Taffy - The chat-first way to meet new people.

    Taffy has a unique chat mechanism. It’ll be a sort of a puzzle and quite intriguing too.
    The profile picture is blurred in the beginning which avoids a quick judgement based on the profile picture of the other person. You are matched with the other person and as the chat unfolds with you knowing more and more about the other person the profile picture gets clearer. So, if you’re patient enough and want to know your next partner better you may get to Taffy.

    RATINGS : 1.6 / 5

    1. 23. SKOUT


    SKOUT - dating
    Skout has a fun way to get matches. It works on a shake mechanism i.e. you shake your phone to get a match from someone in your locality. So, shake away all the fears and get on this app. You never know you might bump into your soulmate randomly just like your favourite romantic movie.

    With a subscription fee of $9.99/month onwards this app is worth a shot.

    RATINGS : 4.3 / 5

    1. 24. SAPIO


    Sapio - Discover Each Other
    Are you bored of those ‘hey, what’s up?’ questions with your matches ? Do you want some real deep conversations? Well, Sapio is the place for you to be at.

    The app has a list of some 300 or so questions with headings such as “My kinks” , “Hopes”, “Expectations” which include some open ended questions for you to ask each other. Get to really know your match with Sapio.

    Although, the app has a good interface but many users have complained about it’s sole purpose and also some issues with the launching of the app on their phones.

    RATINGS : 2.4 / 5

    1. 25. LUXY


    Luxy | No.1 Dating App for High-End Singles
    An app solely built for those affluent men and women who hop around continents in their private jets and ride in chauffeur driven cars.

    Luxy helps millionaires, CEOs, supermodels and other sorts of people in that category find the perfect match. Although, made for the rich, Luxy is an affordable platform to search for your perfect match.

    Moreover, you get a $10 in-app credit which can be used within the app. So, go on and find your perfect match for your next luxury vacation!

    RATINGS : 3.9 / 5

    1. 26. AZAR


    Azar - Discover & Connect
    Azar has a vision of pulling out the stigma of people being shy and not showing their personal selves online.

    It is a face to face video chat based app which focuses on helping you video chat with more than a 100 million users.

    So go on and show your real side to the world !

    RATINGS : 4.2 / 5

    1. 27. CRUSH


    Crush Online Dating & Chat App on the App Store
    Crush is yet another app which gives the ladies a stronger hand. Just like Bumble the ladies have a final say in the match.

    The user swipes through different profiles and if she likes on she gets to ask a question to the guy. If she likes the answer to the question she can unlock the profile and the chat begins.

    So, guys buckle up. Time to prepare some quirky answers!

    RATINGS : 4.9 / 5

    1. 28. WOO


    Woo – Free Dating App
    The Woo app again tends to focus upon the well educated urban professionals. With unique and interesting features like Voice Intro, Tag Search, Question Chat, etc this app is surely worth a try. You can match with your prospect partner with the help of tags which are based upon certain interests.

    RATINGS : 3.9 / 5

    1. 29. ADULT FRIEND FINDER


    Adult FriendFinder - The World's Largest Adult Dating and Hookup Site
    So, this app is one for the casual ones who are not so keen to get into all that dating stuff. Adult Friend Finder was made for hookups and it certainly fulfills its purpose.

    If you wanna go for a fling, a hookup or just even a one night stand then this is the place for you to be at.

    Although they have a free version but many users have complained of not getting the matches in it and only the paid version working well.

    RATINGS : 2.5 / 5

    1. 30. HILY


    Hily – discover new friends!

    Trust our algorithm and just sit back and relax. That’s what Hily wants to tell you.

    The app has an algorithm which verifies the profiles of everyone whos signs up on the app and blocks the abusive profiles and bots right away. This app too has a swiping feature but using its smart programming methods the app then suggests you with the people based upon your previous preferences.

    The paid version of the app, Hily Elixir is available for a subscription fee of $9.99/month.

    RATINGS : 3.2 / 5

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    Now go on and we hope you find the one! :)

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