The Debrief checks out 54 of the best dating apps available so you can find the exact love-life you are looking for. And Tinder.
Brace yourself because your dating life is about to get a hell of a lot more interesting. How much storage capacity do you have on your phone? Coz we have 55 dating apps (that aren’t Tinder) for you to download, all sorted out for you in alphabetical order. You’re welcome.
Aisle is the dating app for those looking for meaningful relationships. It’s not likely that someone who is in search of just a hook-up will be on this dating app, so if you want to get married or have a long-term relationship, this is your direction. Although FYI, you do have to be Indian to join – just before you dive right in.
A comprehensive astrology dating app, based on your horoscope and the way your planets are aligned. Your ‘home’ on Align is your Constellation. Every day, you receive a new constellation of potential matches which refreshes at midnight. You have 24 hours to decide if you want to Align with any of your matches. The matches appear as stars; the larger the star, the more astrologically compatible you are. When you both like each other, you’ve ‘aligned.’ Congrats!
AYI (Are You Interested) is a fast growing dating app with over 20 million singles registered on it. You have the option of registering by email or Facebook and can narrow down your search immensely to include interests and traits you’d like to see in the other person. It’s also available on desktop.
4. Badoo (Hot or Not)
There are over 298 million people on Badoo (and counting – they have a cool counter on their site showing the growing number of Badoo users which rises by the second). They have a Tinder-like game called ‘Encounters’ (or Hot or Not) where you can match with other users and it’s available on desktop and mobile.
With a name like that, it’s no secret that Bootyshake is a hook-up app. Give your phone (and your booty if you wish) a little shake and people in your area who have logged in over the last 60 minutes will appear on your phone. You can ‘hide’ who you don’t want to see, and the rest are available for you to connect with.
Really like beards? No, we mean do you REALLY like beards? Well this is the app for you. Bristlr is the app that links beard-lovers with bearded connections. ‘Connecting those with beards to those who want to stroke beards.’ It does what it says on the tin.
A cute (and very yellow) dating app with a twist – only girls are able to make the first move. This saves girls the aggro of getting those hideous openers (‘What’s the difference between jam and jelly? I can’t jelly my dick in your butt’) and saves men from having to think of them. You can also undo a bad left-swipe by shaking your phone.
Clover is a fast free dating app which prides itself in taking the simplicity of Tinder and combining it with the science of match. You can filter matches by relationship intention: looking for friends, hookup, casual dating or something serious, and search people by body type, height, ethnicity, and even occupation. You can pretty much tailor-make your date.
9. Coffee Meets Bagel
CMB offers quality internet dating and was started by 3 sisters with the same question: ‘where are all the good ones?’ Their innovative, non-greedy service is aimed at busy professionals who will get sent one match (a ‘Bagel’) by the app per day at noon – just in time for lunch – which you can either like or pass on.