Top 10: Best Dating Apps For Android - September 2016

Whether you're looking for love in a long-term relationship, just seeing what's out there, or looking to just meet people and have fun, there are a number of dating apps out there on Android that can help you do all of these things. While the end goal is pretty similar for all of them, which is to help you meet other people for dates or for hangouts, they all tend to work a little bit differently each with their own unique elements. With lots of options, here's a list of 10 top dating apps that you could check out.

Match.com

Kicking things off is the official match.com app. Just like the website, match.com aims to help you find the right person based on qualities, interests, and more that matter to you. It also bakes in other factors to help serve up matches, like location, and if course you can create a personalized profile complete with images. It also has some new features that have been incorporated where you can meet people at events going on nearby.

Dragonfruit

Most dating apps tend to be pretty broad in terms of the demographic they're targeting, but there are some that are tailored to specific groups, such as Dragonfruit. This is an app which aims to match people who have more geeky and nerdy interests, whether that's games, comics, specific movie and TV genres or other things in geek culture. It asks profile questions that are geek-oriented and it allows you to search for matches based on specific geeky interests to help narrow things down.

Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel takes a different approach and first gives men a group of female matches that are preselected at noon daily by CMB's algorithms, and if any of the guys show interest in the matches they receive, those women are then alerted to the matches (bagels) that have expressed interest, where they can then connect in private chat to take things further and potentially meet up. Coffee Meets Bagel also has things set up for the LGBTQ community.

Woo - Dating For Singles

Although Woo does send you people that may have similar interests, allowing you to tick the ones you like, Woo also lets you search for people based on tags and interests. If you like a person that you come across, you can send them a "crush" and the app will let you ask and answer questions where you can match if you like each other's answers. The app also has a private chat for when people match up so they can have a conversation.

Zoosk

There's a reason Zoosk is one of the top dating apps and it's largely in part because they have a massive following with over 35 million members globally. Things are pretty common here, with you setting up a profile and letting Zoosk send you potential matches based on interests and preferences. The app also features things like advanced search options, and photo verification so you know that matches look like their photo.

OkCupid

While other apps use interests to find matches for you, OkCupid is a bit different, as it uses math to potentially match you up with other singles. While this element is a bit different it does do things pretty similar to other dating apps in that it lets you swipe left or right to show interest. You can browse photos of potential matches and utilize advanced search options, and you can message as much as you want for free.

Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish is another option you can use in the search for a date or significant other. They have a fairly large member set so potential matches are likely to come across the app often, and there are multiple ways to filter them including nearby users, online users, and newest users. The app has a built-in chat and you can chat for free so you can communicate often.

happn

With happn, you're alerted to potential matches with people that you've actually crossed paths with in real life. So if you pass by another user on the commute to work, or while standing in line waiting for a coffee, the app will know you have both crossed paths and their profiles will show up in your timeline. From there, you can secretly like them and if you both like each other you're matched up. Additionally the app lets you forego the secret like by sending charms.

 

Bumble

With Bumble, matches show up in your timeline based on people around you, and you can swipe left or right on the ones you like. The difference with Bumble compared to most other dating apps is that it lets the women take control as they have to initiate the conversation within 24 hours after connections are made via swipes. Connections can also be extended by each person if time runs out, although this can only be done once.

Tinder

If you're dabbling in online dating, chances are you've tried Tinder, and if you haven't it might be time to start as they've reached a total of 10 billion matches worldwide. While you can create a profile with pictures and a description, things are kept brief, and to potentially match up with other users you simply swipe right to like or left to pass. Matches happen when both people swipe right. Tinder also includes private built-in chat to talk with matches, and it recently introduced a new feature called Tinder Social which revolves around groups friends swiping right to meet up with other groups of friends.

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