10 best dating apps for Android

by: Joe HindyMarch 1, 2016
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best dating apps for android
It really is ironic that dates are still so hard to find for so many people in 2016. We have social media, smartphones, messaging services, and all kinds of ways to communicate but breaking that barrier into the dating world is just as difficult as it ever was. If you’re tired of the bar scene, here are the best dating apps for Android to help you try something a little bit different. Warning: most dating apps and sites have a fairly significant number of bots and fake profiles. This comes with the territory.


badoo best dating apps for androidBadoo

[Price: Free]
First up is Badoo and it is a dating app in idea only. The real point of Badoo is to meet up with and hang out with people who are near your GPS location. Of course, this can be spun into a dating service if you use it for that sort of thing. Like all dating and geolocation-based apps, you’ll likely get a few spam bots and have to ignore people you don’t want to talk to. Otherwise, it’s a fairly solid app to meet some people around you. Who knows, maybe some sparks will fly?

Get it now on Google Play!


coffee meets bagel best dating apps for androidCoffee Meets Bagel

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Coffee Meets Bagel is an up and coming dating service that’s similar to Tinder but more refined. The general idea is that once per day, you’ll get a “bagel” which is the app’s nomenclature for a match. If you like them, you can say so and if not, you can swipe away and wait for the next day. It’s based on mutual friendships and matches will get a private chat room with a selection of ice breaker questions to get you started. It’s a little less random than Tinder and gives you matches in a less overwhelming way. It’s definitely the way to go if you aren’t in a rush.

Get it now on Google Play!

coffee meets bagel best dating apps for android


couplemaker best Android dating appsCouplemaker Dating

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Couplemaker Dating is a great dating app for those who want to take things slow. Each day, the service will find another person that you may match up with. You can then choose to “favorite” them. If they ever favorite you back, then your contact details become available to them and vice versa so you can connect. The app is highly rated and the service boasts that over 2000 people per day are connected. The interface could probably use a refresher, but otherwise it’s a solid dating app.

Get it now on Google Play!

couplemaker best dating apps for android


Happn best Android dating appsHappn

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Happn is another geolocation-based connection app where you can meet people in the world around you.The way it works is you sign up for a profile. Then whenever you walk passed another member of the service, their profile shows up on your timeline and you can connect with them as you please. Like other apps, you can “like” them, but this app handles all likes privately and if the “like” is reciprocated, a connection is made. The mutual opt-in style of meeting is especially good for people who don’t want to be heckled by every creep they walk passed. There is also a charm feature that shows your profile to the person you really like. It’s free for women while men have to pay for it (although they do get some starter charms for free).

Get it now on Google Play!


lovoo best Android dating appsLovoo

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Lovoo focuses on the geolocation-based aspect of meeting people but with one subtle difference. Instead of focusing on just who is around you, the app also focuses on interests. It acts a bit more like a social media platform than a meeting/dating app so you can thoroughly express your interests and find people with interests similar to yours. It can also help you find events to attend near you. It’s about as close as you can come to the old-fashioned going out and meeting people way of finding someone special.

Get it now on Google Play!


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match.com best Android dating appsMatch.com

[Price: Free]
Match.com is one of the name-brand dating sites and thankfully one of the few high-end dating sites that has a somewhat functioning Android app. It has most of the functionality as the site itself although users have been reporting bugs here and there. The app is free to download but it’s important to remember that using the service in any meaningful capacity still costs money via a subscription. You’ve seen the commercials on TV, you know what this service has to offer. The only thing you have to beware of is the bugs.

Get it now on Google Play!

match best dating apps for android


meetme best dating apps for androidMeetMe

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
MeetMe is similar to Lovoo with a Geolocation-based matching system with a social media twist. Strictly speaking, this actually isn’t a dating application. It’s a way for people with similar interests to find one another and become friends. However, who is to say that meeting new people won’t lead to new relationships as well? There is a public feed where you can see what people are up to and, of course, private chatting if you make it that far. The app itself uses a Material Design inspired interface, but there are a few bugs here and there.

Get it now on Google Play!

meetme best dating apps for android


OkCupid best Android dating appsOkCupid

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
OkCupid is another one of the well-known dating sites and, again, one of the few with a decent Android app. It’s more of a traditional dating app that tries to match you with potential suitors based on your likes and interests. It’s also one of the very few traditional dating sites that doesn’t charge for private messaging. It’s a solid service that doesn’t rely on the simplistic experiences of sites like Tinder and the Android app has been slowly getting better. It’s worth a shot for sure.

Get it now on Google Play!

okcupid best dating apps for android


plentyoffish best dating apps for androidPlentyOfFish

[Price: Free]
PlentyOfFish is another up-and-coming dating app that boasts quite a few free features. Unlike most dating apps which include a paywall at some point during the matchmaking process, PlentyOfFish keeps the act of finding someone and then communicating with them entirely free which is nice. They also use more modern features like chat heads, VoIP calling, and integration with Instagram. It’s a good app to get started with and definitely a great option if you want to try this whole Internet dating thing for free.

Get it now on Google Play!


tinder best dating apps for androidTinder

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Tinder is the original geolocation-based Android dating app. It’s also talked about fairly often and is used by millions of people. The app relies on the classic mutual opt-in scenario where both people need to express interest in each other before they can actually start talking. The core service is totally free to use which is cheaper than most, but you can opt to get Tinder Plus which adds some extra (non-essential) features. It has become the icon of quick dating and it’s likely one you’ll try even if it’s just to see what you can turn up.

Get it now on Google Play!

tinder best dating apps for android


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  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.