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Best Alternatives to Tinder 2021: Five Best Dating Apps to Try
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(Pocket-lint) – Tinder has revolutionized online dating. It has dragged left or right what you do to meet someone new.
Almost everyone has tried Tinder at some point in their single life, and as a result, they may have found out that it wasn’t their cup of tea. Maybe they’re looking for something more LGBTQ-focused or something that caters to women’s desires first. Well, it’s 2021 so there is an app for that.
Our selection of the best alternatives to Tinder
Web: bumble.com | iOS: Bumble | Android: Bumble
Bumble is a lot like Tinder – except once you’ve corresponded, only women can take the first step by sending a chat. It is supposed to protect women from unsolicited dirty messages or simply feeling overwhelmed. There is also limited 24-hour time chat availability, which essentially encourages women to be more active. And if you just want to use the app to create friendships, you can always use BFF mode.
Bumble is free, but it has optional premium features that you can unlock by purchasing Bumble Boost and Bumble Coins.
Web: okcupid.com | iOS: OkCupid | Android: OkCupid
After you sign up, OKCupid offers tons of personality quiz questions to give you a match percentage with potential mates. Based on these percentages and the responses people provide, you can narrow down the type of people you might find worthy of a date. However, some features are limited to a paid subscription. But hey, it’s worth a try, and the quiz part is fun.
Web: badoo.com | iOS: Badoo | Android: Badoo
Badoo doesn’t have a formal match algorithm, but lets you upload photos and videos (it even blocks functionality until you’ve uploaded a selfie). It checks limbs to make sure they’re real and can geotag them to show you exactly – with a map – when you may have passed each other. This is useful for discovering other people nearby, and although membership is free, you must purchase Badoo Credits to use the premium features.
A lot of fish
Web: pof.com | iOS: PoF | Android: PoF
This service has around 70 million users – and you can view profiles and send and read messages for free, although there is a paid level that unlocks more features. We think POF (as it’s commonly known) is easy to navigate. And, unlike Tinder, users have the ability to describe a lot about themselves, so you have more to judge them rather than just their crisp selfies.
Web: grindr.com | iOS: Grindr | Android: Grindr
Grindr is perfect for you if you’re gay, trans, bisexual, or just curious. It’s pretty basic but still uses geolocation to show you other users nearby, so within minutes you can find a connection. There’s also no pressure to fill out profiles or add selfies. A lot of people just have blank profiles. There isn’t even a matching algorithm. It is simply a free service that people can use to meet quickly and easily.
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Looking for more?
No problem. There are many more to choose from, like Happn, Hinge, The League, and Coffee Meets Bagel.
Written by Maggie Tillman. Edited by Dan Grabham. Originally published on .