Whether you are looking for short-term companionship to test waters or want to get into a long-term relationship, Dating Apps such as Tinder and Badoo has changed online dating in its entirety. We are not going to indulge in the tidbits of what tinder has to offer since they are already renowned across the world. Instead, we bring you the off-track list of some of the best alternative dating sites to tinder in 2019.
1. Bumble (Badoo)
Bumble is the parent app to Badoo. Both these Dating apps are already very famous and their 400 million users are a testament to the same. The Apps process in curating matches is rather simple and there is a possibility to be connected with almost anyone. Unlike the other dating apps that usually only offer dating options, the Bumble app has three different modes of options to choose from:
- Bumble BFF: If you are casually looking to connect with someone and get to know him or her, the Bumble BFF is the mode for you. It helps you find a new friend.
- Bumble Biz: This is for career-related networking. Alternative to LinkedIn? Not really.
- Bumble Date: Let’s focus here.
The Bumble date mode has an interesting feature that requires women to make the first move in heterosexual matches. It allows you to connect your Instagram and Spotify accounts that allows you to show your most recent photos media and favorite singers, etc. Free to use and few functions like SuperSwipes will cost around $1.99 per-use.
This focuses on more serious dating relationships. Not as serious as ‘Match’ but close enough. It is full of singles who have just got off from work and want to go on a date. Extremely popular in cities, it is the most traditional dating app that requires you to post your photos and answer a few questionnaires. It is free but the premium version ‘Hinge Preferred’ starts at $7 per month.
This dating app has a unique concept that differs from the rest. If you are seeking dates from the same fandom or other mutual interest things, Cuddli is the perfect dating app for you. It allows you to connect to like-minded individuals and features date-night suggestions based on interests. So, if you are an introvert, a nerd, or a person who prefers dating people with similar interests get the Cuddli App. It is free. Literally.
Clover is a relatively new dating app that is fast becoming a favorite among the current dating app users. Slightly similar to Hinge in terms of its traditional approach, the Clover dating app lets you set up dates, find events and connect through them. You also have an option to set your profile for looking for friends instead of just dating. Free to use and $9.99 for an upgrade.
5. Coffee Meets Bagel
If this is the first time that you are trying to find a date online, Coffee Meets Bagel is the dating site for you. The app curates matches according to your profile and throws up the results. There are only a few matches per day in the beginning but they tend to increases by the day. While the men are shown curated results, women are sent “bagels’ that represent matches that have shown interested in them. Free to use and the premium version costs from $35 for a month or around $200 per year.
The ‘Match’ Dating App should have been listed a few notches above in this article, however, due to its complicated algorithm in curating matches, it is best recommended for users who have experience with dating apps. Launched in 1995, it is literally the oldest online dating site and has a huge database. It gives you a lot of flexibility in choosing whom you want to contact and interestingly many of the users tend to get into a long-term relationship and most of them get married. Like I said. The algorithm in finding matches is the oldest and in some views, the best. Try for free or starts at $20.99 per month.
The EliteSingles dating app is specifically for professionals who want to meet up after work and share common interests. This dating app is not for everyone. Curating matches is a lengthy process here and the dating app usually has busy professionals who had taken a lengthy personality test. In addition, not surprisingly, everyone has a degree here. Packages start from $31.95 per month if you take the 12 months plan and is higher for shorter terms.
This dating app tends to entirely-focus on curating matches from your exact location. While other dating apps also have this feature, they also give you an option to broaden your search while Happn has a rather interesting approach towards curating matches. The Happn app will show up the profile of users who have crossed paths with you during the day. If you send a secret like, the other person will be notified and they reply if they are interested. Free to use and may cost from $10 to 24.99 for the premium version.
Another Dating App to try if you are a beginner at using dating apps. Building a profile is relatively easier than on other profiles and the questioner does not seem to be like an interrogation. With over 10 million users, the OkCupid app is worth a try. The premium version of this App is the cheapest among its alternatives. It is free to use and for the premium version, they charge as low as $9.95 per month for a 6 months subscription.
This Zoosk Dating app is one of the few apps that efficiently connects to your social media profiles and offers you personalized curated matches based on your profiles. They take a lot of precautions to weed out scammers by verifying the user’s profiles with their built-in algorithms. Users can browse through their curated suggestions or search potential dates based on certain preferences like similar interests, body type, etc. Zoosk has around 40 million users and its efforts in getting you a perfect match make it worth a try. A free version is available and their premium version starts at $12.49 for the 6 months subscription.