• Neha Agarwal

Top 10 Online Dating Apps

Updated: Jul 16, 2020


Like ice-creams, we are spoilt for choices in this domain too. However, fret not! We will help you decipher the pros and cons of 10 best online dating platforms around so that you can select the one that is perfect for you.


Tinder


Tinder, the most popular online dating app in India also known to promote the hook-up culture, is widely popular among the masses.

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PROS

  • Plenty of options

  • Open to men, women and LGBTQ+

CONS

  • Privacy could be at stake

  • No way to fix accidental matches or unmatches

  • Different pricing for different age groups

Bumble


Bumble is an online dating app that is breaking stereotypes by allowing only women to initiate the conversation. PC fans may also find it alluring that Priyanka Chopra is an investor in this venture.

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PROS:

  • Women make the first move

  • Equal number of men and women

  • Can also be used for networking, finding friends

CONS:

  • No preferences or other criteria used for matching

  • Men cannot initiate conversations

Happn


Happn connects users to other Happn users who just happened to be in the same area. It used to geo location to match users in the same area. “Happn Map” shows you all the locations you have been in the last 7 days and the users you have crossed paths with.

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PROS:

  • Less fake profiles

  • Close digital equivalent of a “chance-encounter”

CONS:

  • Lesser options for people living in smaller towns where there are less people using the app

  • Privacy issues with GPS tracking

GoGaga


If you are looking for a serious relationship, this might be your best online dating app. GoGaga connects users with friends of friends adding a layer of credibility compared to being matched with complete strangers. It has three modes: Seeker mode if you are looking for a date for yourself, Matchmaker mode that lets you see which friends of yours match with each other and the AI mode.

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PROS:

  • Higher probability of finding a suitable match

  • Friends connect you to their friends so it is safer

CONS:

  • Not for you if you were hoping to keep your online dating ventures a secret

  • You end up finding matches within the same social circle

Tantan


Tantan is a Chinese Dating app that has a clean, minimalistic design. It also has in-built quizzes to help you find a match.

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PROS:

  • Get To Know You quizzes

  • Affordable

  • 120 swipes/day

CONS:

  • Has many fake accounts

Badoo


It’s a Russian online dating app that is present in over 190 countries. It matches users based on their preferences. It also has a “Near Me” feature which can help you filter in the people in your vicinity. It also entails a ranking feature where users

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PROS:

  • Has a poke feature

  • Links to your social network

CONS:

  • Incognito mode is only available as a premium feature

Woo


This is an dating app that also comes with a voice call feature where users can talk to each other without sharing personal information. It has a unique way of matching individuals by using the Question-Answer feature along with features like voice introduction and direct messaging.


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PROS:

  • Advanced privacy protection for females

CONS:

  • Cost is on the higher side.


Coffee Meets Bagels


It has a creative way of sending users 1-2 matches a day calling them “Bagels of the Day”. Users have 24 hours to respond to it. Since one cannot look up other users on the app, if you are worried about your exposure on an online dating app, this is probably your best option.

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PROS:

  • CMB profiles are not searchable.

  • Low time investment since the app recommends matches and you don't have to look for them explicitly

CONS:

  • You don’t get to browse through profiles

  • Limited number of matches per day


TrulyMadly


Truly Madly pays a lot of attention to having only verified users on its platform. It uses a “Trust Score” system where you score higher points for verifying your Facebook, LinkedIn, Employment Details, Phone Number and Phone ID. Higher the score, higher the probability of finding a match.

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PROS:

  • Has an incognito mode

  • Intense verification process and hence very safe

  • Profile photo are safe as screenshot isn’t possible

CONS:

  • Time intensive because of the verification process

  • Not preferred for casual relationships

OKCupid


OkCupid matches users based on answers to “Matching questions”.

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PROS:

  • Good if you are on the look out for a long term relationship

  • The process of finding a date is "gamified".

CONS:

  • Limited privacy options



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