Tinder may be the most popular dating app out there but it is not the only one. In fact, there is a vast array of online dating alternatives that will suit every personality. Here is a small selection.
This is a similar app to Tinder but instead of matching you with strangers, it matches you with people based on your social networks. These would be friends of friends, and then third degree connections and other people who share your interests, so you are not overwhelmed with a large amount of potential partners. Just like Tinder, you can only chat with someone once you have both liked each other.
The app has a much direct approach as it allows you to see people whom you’ve crossed path with within one city-block by turning on your location. When you like someone, you can chat with them and even send a song to potential dates (an option that was made available by teaming up with Spotify).
This is kind of the feminist alternative to Tinder made by women who wanted other women to take over their online dating life. When the app shows a match, it is only up to the women to ‘make the first move’ and message the men first. And if they doesn’t initiate the chat after 24 hours, it disappears forever.
If you want to know what it feels like to combine Tinder and Twitter within one app, then Loveflutter is a must-try. First, you get a blurry picture of someone and a 140-character profile so people would be judged by their personality rather than their looks. Once you like them, you can browse their photos and see if there are further affinities.