The Best Tinder Alternative Apps You Should Have on your iPhone if you are Still Looking for The One

Jan 4, 2017

Despite what many people think based on the interconnected nature of the world we live in, finding a partner – let alone the love of your life often referred to as The One, which might be nothing more than a myth, but let’s not get too deeply into that – has not become easier at all. It is a paradox, perhaps a trivial one at that for some, but the way we expose ourselves to the world on social media has, in some ways, made us lonelier, unfortunately more superficial, and lessened our propensity to really get to know people and explore the true essence of their soul. We have no intention of either taking your enthusiasm away or shattering your romantic ideals of love, we are just being real by stating that finding someone with whom you mutually understand each other is a tall task – which is why you keep an open mind as it pertains to dating, and be on the lookout for potential partners both in real life and online. Tinder is the most popular and widespread dating app around, but there are dating worlds beyond Tinder, and if you are looking for love of any kind, the iPhone dating apps we’re about to introduce should definitely be on your phone.

OkCupid Dating

Brought to you by, the ever-popular dating site, OkCupid Dating is the go-to dating app for those looking for an easier and more time-efficient way to find their potential matches. OkCupid employs a complex questionnaire-based system to explore your personality and find people with whom you share the traits crucial to finding common ground as well as a good conversation. Whether you’re looking for someone to talk to, new friends, long-term dating, or short-term dating, OkCupid’s massive user population is a nearly surefire guarantee that your efforts will not be in vain. OkCupid’s most basic features – browsing potential matches, messaging, liking – are at your disposal for free, but getting noticed more often and more easily as well as getting access to more advanced features such as seeing who likes you requires a subscription that bites into your budget for an amount starting at $9.99 per month.

Badoo – Meet New People

Badoo uses the same like-or-dislike formula that is intact in basically all iPhone dating applications. Badoo assists you in finding a date by delivering a colorful cavalcade of people nearby straight to your iPhone screen, while also showing you the people you have come across in real life, whether it was on the subway or in the grocery store. Reaching out to them, of course, is up to you. This is all fine and dandy, but Badoo does everything in its powers to take as much of your hard-earned cash as possible, since most features are only available if you purchase a subscription package, and the chances of getting noticed without spending a dime is almost slim to none – but who said online dating was cheap? As for subscription packages, you can choose from a pair of options: Super Powers and VIP. The former starts at $2.99 for 7 days, while the latter costs $99.99 per month.


Happn is an entirely location-based dating app that is a breeze of fresh air on account of its budget-friendly approach. With Happn, you can see the people you’ve crossed paths with in real life, how many times you’ve met them, and like them secretly or send them a so-called “Charm” in case your goal is to get noticed on the spot to avoid having to wait for a mutual like. Happn’s financial aspect manifests itself in the form of the aforementioned Charms that are available in different amounts through an in-app purchase, but you’ll get a substantial starting pack of Charms only for registering.

Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is an innovative dating app aimed at those looking to save time and avoid all the inconveniences – swiping for hours on end, unread and unanswered messages, profiles with questionable authenticity, just to name a few – of conventional dating apps. With its immensely smart and sophisticated algorithm, Coffee Meets Bagel sends you preselected, highly curated potential matches every day at noon, and what’s even better is that women are only shown a pool of men who have already expressed interest in them by liking their profile. It is only natural that getting access to certain features and more in-app content requires a subscription that costs $5.99 per month.

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Balint Kodaj

Copywriter, poet, lyricist, journalist, social media and online marketing specialist, translator. Lives in Budapest, Hungary, but a Clevelander at heart. Established in 1987.

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