Playing the dating game is fun and can be quite fulfilling if you play your cards right. Finding the right dating app can help you can find what you're looking for so you get you the most out of this experience. Here at AndroidPIT, we've done the research and found the best dating apps so you can get in touch with matches right away.
Badoo is a massive app with over 50 million downloads on Google Play and growing quickly. That gives you a selection that is almost unmatched on Android (Tinder is nearly the same). So the chances you could meet someone soon are pretty high.
Badoo's concept is to get people who are near each other to meet up. It is much easier to meet when you are in the same restaurant, cafe or store than it is to arrange a meeting.
With Badoo, people meet more frequently and under more casual conditions. This makes it easier for people to meet lots of matches because the meetings have less pressure.
For really fast matches, OkCupid is your best bet. After you create a semi-detailed profile, you are able to quickly peruse profiles that match yours. The app bases the match calculation off a few questions and you are able to see how well you match up with people.
Once you go through their large local database and like some of their matches you can see which people matched with you. Their mutual match method is their greatest strength and what has kept it with strong ratings and a constant stream of new users.
Sending and receiving messages is completely free. You can send as many as you want without having to pay and this gives newcomers an incentive to stay in. You are able to see non-mutual likes if you pay. You can also boost your profile by paying.
Jaumo is free and has an interface that makes searching through potential dates very easy. You get loads of local results to choose from and interacting with them is simple. You just choose what you like from the list of pictures and send them a message.
Filtering who can contact you on Jaumo reduces the volume of messages you receive. Their filtering system is simple and effective. You can filter for gender, age, location and whether the person's profile has a picture. If you get bored of always seeing the same people online, you can filter your search results by people currently online.
Managing your profile is effortless, making it easy to maximize your chances to find someone who is interested. You can quickly see who has viewed your profile and who liked you. You can then use these results to sort through your matches.
Tinder is another massive app on this list, with over 50 million total downloads on Google Play. They claim that 26 million matches happen through Tinder every day. Their rating on is the lowest on this list (4.0) but it's still very good for a dating app.
Tinder uses authentication through Facebook to try and keep their potential matches honest. As you probably know, you can get a fake Facebook account, but it's more difficult than getting a random email address.
Tinder is mostly free but if you want to get some premium features you will need to pay. These include 'rewind' (see a profile you just swiped away) and 'passport' (look at profiles outside of your local area). If these features aren't important to you, then it's not really necessary to pay for Tinder.
Do you want to try something fresh and interesting? Well Anonymous Dating does not have pictures on its app, that's certainly different. This is a great app if you are sick of the 'looks game' and want to try something more personal or intellectual.
Anonymous Dating is fairly new and not yet as widely used as other dating apps on this page, but its concept flips the dating game on its head. In most dating interactions, in person or through the internet, you see the person before you learn about them. By changing this dynamic, Anonymous Dating could change the dating experience.
Of course, the drawback of Anonymous Dating is you don't have any clue what the person looks like. This could make for some awkward situations if you are not physically attracted to the person at all.
iPair-Meet is a chat room used for dating. The company guarantees safe dating for their meetings and their overall goal is to get people to meet. Their results-oriented approach has earned them the highest rating of any apps on this page (4.7 in Google Play) and that's with over one million downloads.
iPair-Meet gives you a lot of information on each person you look at. You see where they are from, their age, their chat frequency, the last time they logged in and their likes. You can also read the quick and clever statement they choose to make public on their profile.
The focus around partial profile views and not on quick flips through profile pictures is perhaps what has given it its success. They claim to have a one in three meet rate and this could be explained by their focus on profile information.