Tinder has changed the way people date. Whether it be a simple hook-up or the potential for a serious relationship, people take to the fast paced flicking left and right nature of Tinder to select their next potential mate.
On the other hand sometimes Tinder just isn't for you, but that doesn’t mean online dating isn’t your bag. There is a big selection of other services you can use so we collated some of our favourite Tinder alternatives for you to try out.
Happn – Free
Happn works in a similar way to Tinder. If you like someone you can press on the heart button and if the feeling isn’t mutual, they’ll never know. The twist with Happn is it only includes potentials that you've been near recently. If you’ve walked past someone in the street you can then flick the heart button and you can start to chat with them. It's finally a solution to the Sliding Doors problem.
The big problem with Happn is the lack of people using it. It’s growing fast but unless you are in a big city it’s unlikely you’ll walk past many fellow users soon.
Hinge calls itself the “anti-Tinder”. Instead of letting you cast the net wide and potentially drag in a few weirdos alongside the good catches, Hinge keeps it a little more reserved.
Hinge only lets you connect up with your friends, friends of your friends or third-degree friends. The aim is, using your Facebook account, to give you a connection that you can work through in real life. It means you won't need to chat inside the app and then randomly meet in public, you'll be able to have a more personal introduction through a mutual connection.
If you’re an old hand at the online dating game, the likelihood is you’ve heard of Plenty Of Fish. With over 70 million active members POF is guaranteed to be the biggest ocean with the most potential catches in it.
Head onto POF if you want to cast the net wide into the biggest ever virtual pond.
Have you ever thought what would happen if someone came along and combined Tinder and Twitter? No...? Neither had we, but it is actually a good idea.
Loveflutter is that quirky version of Tinder you’ve been looking for. Instead of displaying someone’s full photo, the app blurs the first image and you get to read a 140-character profile from them.
The aim is for you to connect up personalities before you judge them on their looks. Once you read the message and secretly like them, if they like you back you’ll then be greeted with a full selection of their photos and you can be as judgemental as you’d like.