Give Tinder a Left Swipe With These Alternatives

June 19, 2015

9:00 pm

Online dating is not exactly a new thing, as it has been around for some time now, ever since Internet got really popular. However, this stream of dating services and apps really is something new, and is a very successful market, without a doubt. Nowadays people do many things online, and dating is moving to the digital world as well.

So much that, according to studies, the advent of this kind of services can be linked to an increase of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Still, Tinder is the most popular dating app at the moment, but there are some alternatives available. Let’s take a look to some of them.


Badoo emerged in 2006 as a social network for meeting people, but ended up not becoming very popular at the time, since Facebook was pumping at that time. With the current wave of dating apps, Badoo made a roaring comeback and is strong in this market. Badoo’s popularity may be linked with the fact that it allows users to access it on a desktop computer, instead of only through smartphones like what happens with other services.


Considered one of the best mobile dating apps, Zoosk has over 27 million users, which ensures that virtually anyone will find people nearby to find friendships or romantic relationships. It functions as a social network, with filters that sort interesting people matching the profile you want, while the app itself suggests peers based on your usage behavior. To know more, check this full Zoosk review.


In this app you can see multiple users on a single screen. The thing here is that, on this app, users are boys looking for boys, girls looking for girls, or both looking for both – mostly, Gayvox is a gay and bisexual dating app. It has currently been considered to be more popular than Grindr and Scruff. Users create a profile and upload photos right from their phones, being available for Android and iOS. A review of Gayvox can be found here.

Do you happen to know any other dating apps? Let us know in the comments.

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25 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.