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, the most popular online dating app in India also known to promote the hook-up culture, is widely popular among the masses.
Plenty of options
Open to men, women and LGBTQ+
Privacy could be at stake
No way to fix accidental matches or unmatches
Different pricing for different age groups
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.
Women make the first move
Equal number of men and women
Can also be used for networking, finding friends
No preferences or other criteria used for matching
Men cannot initiate conversations
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.
Less fake profiles
Close digital equivalent of a “chance-encounter”
Lesser options for people living in smaller towns where there are less people using the app
Privacy issues with GPS tracking
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.
Higher probability of finding a suitable match
Friends connect you to their friends so it is safer
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 is a Chinese Dating app that has a clean, minimalistic design. It also has in-built quizzes to help you find a match.
Get To Know You quizzes
Has many fake accounts
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
Has a poke feature
Links to your social network
Incognito mode is only available as a premium feature
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.
Advanced privacy protection for females
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.
CMB profiles are not searchable.
Low time investment since the app recommends matches and you don't have to look for them explicitly
You don’t get to browse through profiles
Limited number of matches per day
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.
Has an incognito mode
Intense verification process and hence very safe
Profile photo are safe as screenshot isn’t possible
Time intensive because of the verification process
Not preferred for casual relationships
OkCupid matches users based on answers to “Matching questions”.
Good if you are on the look out for a long term relationship
The process of finding a date is "gamified".
Limited privacy options