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Top 10 Best Dating Android Apps – 2021

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re starting to feel lonely, we got you covered. There are plenty of dating apps available for Android, but it’s not exactly easy tracking down the best ones. Well, we did that for you, just to make things a little bit easier. Dating apps can help you find a date, someone to spend time with, and maybe even have a relationship with.

Finding a date via such applications doesn’t have to be easy, and you should be careful. There are all sorts of people who use them. Still, with a little bit of luck, and persistence, you may find what you’re looking for. In the list down below, you’ll be able to find 10 dating apps we’ve hand-picked. These apps are quite versatile, every single one of them is compelling in its own way. You’ll also find some additional information about each of them below.

Top 10 Best Dating Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best dating Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Tinder$0.99-$299.99
Facebook Dating
happn$0.99-$144.99
OkCupid$0.99-$179.99
MeetMe$1-$399.99
Eventbrite
Badoo$0.99-$239.99
Plenty of Fish$0.99-$399.99
Clover Dating$0.99-$149.99
Coffee Meets Bagel$0.99-$179.99

Top 10 Best Dating Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Dating Android App For Most Users

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Tinder

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 6.0+

Tinder is an immensely popular dating app, and possibly the best-known one in the world. It is quite a modern dating app, and it’s extremely simple to use. Once you load it, it will show you some profiles of people that are nearby. You can set the distance you want this app to track people, just to make sure it’s not too far away. In any case, you’ll be required to swipe left or right across the shown profiles.

If you like what you see, swipe one way, if you don’t, swipe the other way. If you swipe the right way, and the person on the other end does the same, you’ll be able to start chatting with him / her. At that point, you can start getting to know each other, and possibly even meet up. Tinder is well-known for finding one night stands, though, so keep that in mind. There are also quite a few spam accounts present.

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Best Dating Android App For Facebook Users

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Facebook Dating

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Facebook Dating is not an app per se. It’s a part of Facebook’s main app for Android. This service will probably be quite appealing to those of you who already use Facebook. It’s quite convenient, you don’t have to download a new app, or anything of the sort. Also, quite a few people already use Facebook Dating. You can also register for the service via the website linked below, which is dedicated to Facebook Dating.

Once you create a profile via Facebook Dating, you’ll be able to see your nearby events, and show matches based on several factors, one of which are what pages you both like. This service will try to find things you both like and suggest matches. It’s worth trying out if you’re a Facebook user, many people use Facebook for this kind of stuff anyway, so… to some of you, this will only make things easier.

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Best Dating Android App For Finding Nearby Matches

happn

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

happn is a great app for finding dates nearby. This app does work in a rather specific way, though. You install it, and if you cross paths with someone else who is using the app, their profile will appear on your app. If that happens, you’ll be able to send them a FlashNote. If the other side likes you back, and wants to communicate with you, well, you’re good to go. At that point, you can chat, or engage in a video call.

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Do note that this app also works fine for regular matchmaking, for people nearby. As with most apps on the list, you’ll get access to basic features for free, though for more features you’ll need to pay up. This app is certainly worth a shot, as tons of people use it, and it has a rather interesting way of finding you dates. The app’s UI is also really nice, and it’s a joy to use, which is a plus.

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Best Dating Android App For Finding People With Similar Interests

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OkCupid

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

OkCupid is an excellent choice if similar interests are of utmost importance to you, and they should be. OkCupid is one of the most popular dating apps around for a good reason. It has tons of users, and it has a more traditional approach to dating. The app will ask you a number of questions in order to try and find you a suitable match. So, it will try to match your interests, based on your answers.

OkCupid does offer a more modern approach to dating as well, if that’s what you prefer. It comes with various such features, including swiping away profiles, for example. A number of really good features are hidden away behind a paywall, though, so you’ll need to pay up in order to access them. You can, however, use this app for free, if you want, in case you don’t care about added features.

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Android Dating App With The Best UI Design

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MeetMe

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.3+

MeetMe is easily one of the best-looking dating apps on the list. It comes with a modern UI, that is easy to navigate, and it’s also eye-pleasing at the same time. That UI also hides some interesting features. MeetMe is another dating app that relies on your location to find you a suitable match. You can “flirt” with people, talk to them, and also engage in a video call, if that’s what you both want.

All the basic features that you’d expect are also there. Do note that MeetMe is not exclusively a dating app, though, it’s an app for meeting people. So, some people may actually use it to find someone to talk to, or to find new friends. MeetMe does have some issues with fake profiles, which is worth noting, in case you stumble upon some. That aside, it’s a great app worth trying out.

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Best Indirect Dating App For Android

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Eventbrite

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

Eventbrite is definitely not the first app that comes to mind when the topic of dating apps comes up. Why? Well, this is not exactly a dating application, but it can serve towards that purpose. Eventbrite offers you a great chance to meet new people, by providing you options for things to do in your area. That way, you can actually meet people in real life, and eventually make something more come out of it.

After all, meeting people in real life is always the best way of communicating. This app will provide you with concert ideas, sporting events, conventions, and various other opportunities to meet new people. Eventbrite is an app with a really simple, and yet functional design. The app works really well and it’s free to use. This app does not have hidden features behind paywalls or anything of the sort.

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Best Android App For Dating When It Comes To Features

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Badoo

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

Badoo is yet another great app for both meeting new people and dating. Most people use this app to try and find dates, though, and it definitely serves the purpose. It’s also one of the most popular apps on the list. On top of that, it’s one of the most feature-rich apps on the list. Do note that some of those features are hidden behind a paywall, so you’ll need to pay up in order to access them.

So, how does it work? Well, Badoo works as a regular dating app would. It will suggest you people that are near you, and you can choose whether you want to talk to them or not. The app also allows you to video chat with people you meet, while it also offers a profile verification system. Badoo will also automatically detect explicit photos, and will blur them. The app design is also quite nice.

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Best Dating Android App Alternative For Tinder

Plenty of Fish

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Plenty of Fish is a dating app with a rather interesting name. This app is a great alternative for Tinder, even though it works in a different way. This app will provide you with unique icebreakers to start engaging conversations, and it will focus on finding you singles that are near you. The app also allows you to message people for free, that is not something we can say for all apps on the list.

The app will do its best to find you matches that have common interests. There are also some filters that you can utilize. The app also utilizes a voting system, similar to Tinder, in a way. This app is not entirely free, as the marketing materials may lead you to believe, but the most important features are free. The app’s UI is also good enough, and the app works really well overall.

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Best Dating Android App With A Free Chat

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Clover Dating

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

Clover Dating is yet another dating app that provides you with a free chat. This app provides you with the opportunity to set up dates, join mixers, find events, and a lot more than that. It’s more traditional than most other apps on this list. Even though the app’s name is ‘Clover Dating’, you can set it up so that you look for new friends only, there is that option as well, just to let people know you’re not looking for a relationship.

Do note that Clover Dating is not as popular as Tinder and some other apps on the list, so you may have issues finding people in your area. It’s become more popular by the day, though, as it does have plenty to offer, so it’s worth the shot at the very least. The developing company also did a really good job with the UI here, it does stand out from the rest, and yet it’s really nice-looking.

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Best Dating Android App For Curated Lists Of Matches

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Coffee Meets Bagel

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 6.0+

Coffee Meets Bagel is probably the most interesting app for a dating app that we’ve seen thus far. Not many people would guess this is a dating app based on that name. Still, it’s quite a compelling app, especially if you’re looking for curated lists of matches. This app will send you such lists every day, at noon. That is a great way to keep you involved in the process, and keep you informed at the same time.

If you do find a match, you’ll be allowed to chat with that person in a private chat room. This is actually a great app for those of you who are extremely busy, and don’t have the time to mess around with a dating app. Simply check out a curated list that you get real quick, find someone you like, and that’s it. If the person likes you back, you’re in. This app also has a number of features that will require payment, but it’s free to use.

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