Which dating app to choose on Android or iPhone? Singles looking for a relationship and a little love, this guide is for you. Here are the best dating apps to download and, no, it’s not just Tinder and Meetic in life.
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Dating sites — some would say dating — have been around for a long time. Over time, Internet users have of course turned to dating applications on smartphones and there are plenty of them on the Android Play Store or the iPhone App Store. In this guide, we provide you with our selection of the best services for meeting people online, whether to find love or simply discover new people.
If Tinder and Meetic have long remained the two names that came to mind around this subject, they are not the only platforms that exist, far from it. We offer you here the best dating apps on android and ios. Love may be waiting for you there (yes, it had to be a little blue flower sentence, sorry).
Tinder: the essential available for free
We can’t talk about online dating today without mentioning Tinder, which has revolutionized the operation of this kind of service and which has undoubtedly become the favorite platform for modern singles looking for love. It was Tinder that introduced the principle of selecting your potential relationships by swiping profiles to the left or right.
A real dating staple, this is where you will certainly find the most people, even if this is not always a good thing, because your profile will be drowned in an ocean of potential matches.
Grindr: gay and bisexual dating
Certainly as well known as Tinder, Grindr is its equivalent designed for gays. Easy to access, full of people, it suffers more or less from the same problems as Tinder, namely an overrepresentation of fake profiles (partly resolved on Tinder by verification) and a somewhat gargantuan “at will” choice that leaves little room for atypical people.
Adopt a guy: the favorite of the French
Originally a site and now available as an app, Adopte un Mec is one of the first to break the codes of dating. If men have to pay a subscription (9.99 euros for 7 days, 29.99 euros per month or 79.99 euros for 6 months), women have free and unlimited access to the platform. It is also up to them to choose since men can only send a “charm” to signify their interest, but will not have more possibilities at first. These ladies, on the other hand, can choose to send a message to the profiles they like or just allow them to talk to them.
Only charging men to eliminate the most toxic elements and to smooth the exchanges for a better overall quality, which made the site very popular.
Bumble: honor to the ladies
Bumble works on the same swipe principle as[insérer ici le nom de n’importe quelle autre application de cette liste], but offers some differences. In addition to the traditional “bio” used to describe you, you can answer a few questions to give more details about your height, your level of education, the type of relationship you are looking for, your opinion on children or even the dish that you would like to eat for the rest of your life.
But the basic principle of Bumble, as on AdopteUnMec, is above all that it is up to women to make the first move during heterosexual matches. Impossible for a man to start the discussion if Madame has not decided so.
Note also that you can also see the profile picture of people who have liked you. It is certainly pixelated, but clear enough to recognize it immediately by crossing it again.
OKCupid: to know everything to match well
You are not the type to stop on a simple photo and want to know as much as possible about your potential partner before you match? OKCupid not only lets you fill in as long a bio as you want, but it will also ask you a ton of questions. Apart from the traditional questions (height, sexual orientation, desired relationship, astrological sign, religion, etc.), you will also have several hundred questions (you don’t have to answer all of them) about your political orientations, your sexual preferences, your ethics, your preferred type of meeting during the health crisis, etc.
On each profile consulted, you will then see a compatibility percentage appear which will allow you to know if the person opposite is the one who suits you best. It should be noted, however, that it is not the most populated dating application, but it is very successful with the LGBTQIA+, alternative, polyamorous communities, etc.
Hinge: fewer swipes and more discussions
Last born of the Match group (already owner of OkCupid, Tinder or Meetic), Hinge targets a younger and more connected population. We find for example in the profile the position of the participants on the children, but also more original files like the consumption of cigarettes which make laugh.
The app facilitates the conversation thanks to questions to be answered and which give so many possibilities of hook. We can also see for free who has liked us, which saves time. The only real weak point (or strong, depending): it has not yet been translated into French, which means that it attracts a particularly international audience.
Fruitz: to avoid glitches
More playful, Fruitz has been particularly popular since 2021. It allows you to choose from 4 fruits, each of them representing a type of relationship: the cherry for long relationships, the watermelon for a relationship without feelings, the grape for just taking a drink or fishing for a one night stand.
Happn: for this person crossed in the street
Have you ever passed someone on the street or on public transport that you would have liked to approach if it was decent behavior? Happn wants to allow you to connect with people close to you, whom you may have met during your day. No more unpleasant surprises from accounts based in another country…
And the others…
There are many other applications like the well-known Meetic for example, but also Once, which focuses on quality rather than quantity with a single profile per day.
There are dozens of other dating applications, whose community is more or less large and the audience sometimes very targeted. Do not hesitate to share your recommendations with us in the comments!
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