best dating apps for android
Despite all of our advances in technology, dating hasn’t changed hardly at all in the 21st century. You meet people, talk to them, and maybe start dating if enough sparks fly. There are some dating apps out there that can help this process along. However, based on our research, dating apps in general need a major improvement. Most of these experiences were frustrating, but a few stood out as being usable. There are few, if any, decent apps for those who don’t want to spend money. Just a heads up. Here are the best dating apps for Android.


Bumble

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Bumble is one of those dating apps that tries to shake things up. When a match is made, it's up to the woman to make the first move. She'll have 24 hours to do so and then the man will have 24 hours to reciprocate. In homosexual matches, either one can go first. Many have touted this as a way to weed out creepy people. However, considering that lying exists, we don't know how true that really is. In any case, the app works well enough. It has plenty of bugs and issues that it still needs to work out, but the underlying system mostly works.
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Bumble

Clover Dating App

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Clover is an up-and-coming dating app. It follows the conventional means of picking people out and connecting them when a match is made. It offers the ability to set up dates, join mixers, finding events, and a lot more. Unlike most, this one boasts a free chat. You can also set your profile to just look for friends instead of dating. It's not overly popular yet so you may not find many results in your area. However, initial reviews seem to be positive. It's worth checking out.
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Clover Dating App

Coffee Meets Bagel

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Coffee Meets Bagel is one of the more popular dating apps out there. Every day at noon, men will get a curated list of women in their area. Women will get a curated list as well, but the list will prioritize men who have already expressed interest. Matches are given a private chat room to get to know one another better. It's also LGBTQ friendly (although most are). It's a clean process and perfect for those who have busy lifestyles. No flicking through profiles all day long. There's a subscription membership that provides extra features as well.
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Coffee Meets Bagel

Happn

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Happn is a local dating app. It uses your GPS to find people close to you. It does so with varying degrees of success depending on where you live. Like most dating apps, this one won't do you any good if it's not a popular app in your area. The app works by showing you who you cross paths with in real life. Once it happens enough times, their profile shows up on your timeline. You can then connect and chat as needed. Like most, there's a pay wall for some stuff. It's up to you to determine whether or not spending the money is worth it for you.
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Happn

Match.com

Price: Free app / $41.99 per month
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Match.com is one of the more traditional dating apps and sites. In fact, you'll do most of your stuff on Match with its official website. The app certainly has its fair share of problems, but it should be usable for most things. It lets you rate your daily matches, exchange messages with people, and search for people. It's worth picking up the app if you already use (or intend to use) the website. It works best as a companion to the real thing as opposed to the main way you engage with Match.com. At least the app is free to download.
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Match.com


MeetMe

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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MeetMe is another one of those location-based dating apps. It features a simple. colorful interface that's easy to use. It also boasts over 100 million downloads and uses between all the various platforms. Its original intention is to be used as a way to meet people in your area. However, if enough sparks fly, those people can easily become more than just friends. The biggest issue with this one is the fake profiles. However, we imagine the service is working on disabling those. It's worth checking out at least.
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MeetMe

OkCupid Dating

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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OkCupid is one of the most popular dating apps out there. It boasts over 40 million people although we're not sure how many of those are daily active users. It uses a more traditional dating site method. It'll ask you a bunch of questions and try to find matches based on similar interests. It also has some more modern dating apps features, like swiping away profiles you want or don't want. There is a pay wall to access some features but that's to be expected at this point. A lot of people have had problems with the app, so tread with caution.
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OkCupid Dating

POF Dating

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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POF is definitely among the best dating apps on the list. It allows you to join for free, message people for free, and engage with the app for free. However, the idea that it bills itself as a free dating app is hogwash because you definitely have to pay money for more advanced features. Anyway, this one seems to work pretty well. The interface is clean and everything is simple to use. There are some issues here and there, but nothing too drastic. It works pretty well, at least for a dating app.
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POF Dating

Tinder

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Tinder is essentially the modern dating app. You've probably heard of this one already. Every time you load up the app, it shows you some profiles. You swipe one way if you like them, or swipe the other way if you don't. If a match is made, you can converse in a private chat to arrange a meet up. This app can be used for doing anything from finding friends to one night stands and everything between. It has bugs, some spam accounts, and some other issues. However, it's a good place to get started in the dating apps scene. Just beware that famous and well-to-do people have their own little version so you won't see any celebrities using this one.
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Tinder

Zoosk Dating App

Price: Free / optional subscription
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Zoosk is another one of the most popular dating apps out there. It has a ton of users although we're not sure how many of them are active. It's a fairly standard dating app. You'll create a profile, meet people, and hopefully things go further. However, Zoosk pulls a fast one with their app. There is a subscription available, but you'll have to go through the site to sign up for it. The pay wall hides some important features, but you can use the app for free until you decide whether or not paying for the site is worth it. It's not amazing, but it's functional. It also has Android Wear support!
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If we missed any of the best dating apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments!

Joe Hindy
Hi everyone! I'm Joe Hindy the Android Authority app guy!
  • Fredie

    Thank! I finally found this article! Great! I have already tried zoosk, tinder, okcupid, kovla and now I think It’s high time to try Badoo and Lowoo! It’s hard to pick up one best among all these great apps!

  • saksham

    guess u can call AA diverse

  • Rob Earls

    Yeah, Pof is “up and coming” lol

    If you count being around for years and having the biggest user base of any dating app of them all..

    • Buddylr86

      POF is ran by NAZIS and their site and app is worthless! Most of the females are either extremely stuck up or only seeking a sugar daddy and the admins loves to block you form contacting certain people with their 20+/- rule :( I’m 29 and I got banned from contacting women over 40 and I am only interested in women over 40

  • W Chrestman

    You fail to mention that oh maybe 7 out of the 10 listed require Facebook or won’t work at all. I freaking hate Facebook.

    • Chris

      Np one cares. Besides google plus users do t date.

      • W Chrestman

        Well since not all Google users blow Facebook since it’s not our God these apps are exclusionary is all I’m saying. Idc if you or anyone else cared or not. Was simply pointing out a fact. Crawl back in your hole if you don’t like the truth.

        • Buddylr86

          I agree FB sucks major donkey balls and 90% of dating apps require FB or you damn phone # to use them and G+ is just as useless as FB is would be nice if they would just gave us the email signup option back instead of all of them BS

  • seldomused

    You left out Bumble. It’s new-ish to the app store. The app is similar to Tinder, but women start the conversation only. Weeds out the creepy folks.

    • Buddylr86

      Yep and all of the women on Bumble is Spam bots it’s 90% fakes users who send spam and 10% actual women who wants you to pay their bills

  • Frank Bank

    I met my wife on Craigslist she costs 50 roses and we fell n love