Dating apps

Best Dating Apps for Young People

Prince charming will come on a horse looking for you and will take you with him. Oh really? Your dream girl is waiting for you somewhere in this world and you need to find the damsel in distress. You gotta be kidding me! Gone are those days now. In this modern age, there are far better ways to find your date! Our list comprises some widely used location-based dating apps for young people.
Did You Know?
According to "Online Dating Statistics" from Statistic Brain, out of the 54 million singles in the United States, 40 million have tried online dating.

Dating has changed over the years--from the traditional meetings to the modern "Skype" love, we have got a new way to find love via the Internet. Many people argue that online romance will not last long but when you love someone, you love them. The medium doesn't matter. In the past too, dating websites were available but for using them, you needed a computer or laptop, as they were not compatible on your mobile phones. Also, if you wanted details about the eligible singles in your area of residence, you had to set filters for the same. But with the technological advancement, the search has also narrowed down. Now, we have apps that give us location-based information about singles whom we can date. And when all of us are living "on the move", the best suited apps will be the ones we can access even on our phones! This Buzzle article suggests a list of such location-based dating apps that will help you find your "Mr. Perfect" or "Ms. Right".

* Note: The apps are listed in no particular order. To download the apps from iTunes, click on the blue download tab, and for downloading them from Google Play, click on the green download tab.

Best Dating Apps

OkCupid Dating (Free)

The highest rated app for dating and dubbed as the "Google of Online Dating", this one is free and has more singles listed than any other app. You can meet new people and have live chats with them. Have any date suggestions, maybe for your friend? You can do that with this app by broadcasting the suggestions. If the results do not match your expectations, then you can set filters for getting the right ones. If you wish to enjoy more facilities, like storing about 5,000 messages, viewing your profile ratings, etc., you can go for packages available for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.

Download OkCupid from iTunes
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Dating DNA Free

Had a bad experience with fake daters? Well, then you will definitely appreciate this app. Dating DNA has a monitoring system, which rejects people who simply join such communities to have fun! The compatibility matching feature will give you the score of yours and a potential partner's compatibility. So, if you liked a person's photo and their personal details, then you can check your compatibility and send the same across to the person. If they too are interested, you might become a couple! Your conversation logs will be saved in your email inbox. Gays, lesbians, and bisexual partners can be found using the app.

Download Dating DNA from iTunes

POF - Free Online Dating

Plenty of fish! Well, the name says it all. There are about 55 million members on this site, and about 200 million messages are exchanged per week. You can officially flirt with people using this app. Use the fun "Meet Me" feature, and have fun flirting. Also, if you are into serious dating, upload your pics, review the recommended matches, and also know who viewed your profile so that you can get back to them, if they haven't left any message for you. You can find locals using the app. But, you must complete 18 years to join the community.

Download POF from iTunes
Download POF from Google Play

Tinder (Free)

Tinder is a location-based dating app with shades of 'Hot or Not' and 'Facebook'. You simply go through a list of 'suitable' candidates and 'like' someone's picture by swiping right. If that person likes your picture back, the two of you get to contact each other. On the other hand, if you don't want to entertain someone, you simply swipe left and block that person. That it's a location-based app, means you get to meet people around you. What's even more interesting, is that you control who gets to message you, which means you don't have to worry about being flooded with 'requests'.

Download Distinc from iTunes
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Tingle Online Dating for Mobile Singles (Free)

Wanna be on a dating website and look for suitable people but are uncomfortable in revealing your phone number? In that case, you have landed on the correct app. You can chat, flirt, send messages, and even talk without revealing your phone number. The RADAR feature alerts you when a person you like is in your locality! Now, you surely have a chance to get to know the person you like, in the real world.

Download Tingle from iTunes

Best Location-based Dating Apps

SinglesAroundMe (Free)

The name says it all! You can find singles in areas that are 2-3 km away from your place, but if your date is 200 km away, the app can still locate them for you. You can turn your profile on or off, thus maintaining your privacy. "Who Checked You Out" will give a list of people, who have gone through your profile and are flirting with you. There are even destination searches that you can use to search the local bars, colleges, universities, etc.

Download SinglesAroundMe from iTunes

Badoo

Meet new people, make friends, and even date with this new dating app. There are over 150 million users using this app, so you will have a lot of people to search amongst to find your potential soulmate! The new "Anonymous Chat" option gives you a chance to chat for three minutes with an unknown person and then see each other's photo. So, if you are in a new city and don't know a lot of people out there, use this app and find really cool people to share the same interests. May be, one of these people may become your love interest?

Download Badoo from iTunes
Download Badoo from Google Play

HowAboutWe Dating - Find Singles & Go On Dates Free

Have a date idea? Share it on this app and find someone with whom you can live that date idea. There are about 1 million members who post their date ideas daily on this app. You can also browse through the different date ideas posted, and if you happen to like any of them, you can connect with that person and meet him/her in the real world. Also, you can suggest nearby areas for dates. If someone is online around you, connect with him/her and go on a date!

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Download HowAboutWe from Google Play

iHookUp ($1.99)

This face-lifted version has become an instant hit with its users. You can find people and instantly connect with them using the location-based access. Catch up with them for a drink, movie, or plan a date. Post your photographs and see all the people who are online in a grid format. There are no hidden or subscription fees for the app. Also, if someone has added a photo or updated his/her profile, you will get an instant notification about the same. (Android app is free.)

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While adding your personal details to these apps, make sure you read the privacy policies of all the apps. Also, do not create fake profiles or simply browse through the apps for flirting. If you are looking for serious dating, then these are the apps for you. Download them and start your search for the love of your life.
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