Top Dating Apps in India

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This blog post lists the best dating apps in India. These apps have been reviewed by the app developers and UI designers at Eiosys and ranked based on the respective app’s user experience and functionalities. Each of the apps in the list was used by our colleague for a month and tested on both Android and iOS device. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed reviewing it.

What are dating apps?

Dating apps are mobile phone apps that allow users to meet new people. These apps are used for dating, finding new friends, or even finding new penpals. Dating apps are most commonly used to find romantic relationships. A user creates a profile and adds pictures, and the app uses GPS technology to find nearby users. Communication between users is possible through the app, and some dating apps allow people to chat through the app without exchanging contact information.

Gone are the days of traditional dating, the advent of technology has brought about a radical change in the dating culture of India. You can find the love of your life within a few clicks on your smartphone. Yes. Install a good dating app, create an engaging profile, and get rolling! 

Dating apps have gained massive popularity among the Indian audience. These platforms allow people to connect with like-minded people across geographies. These apps also expand a user’s outreach. These apps use your phone’s location to show you potential matches. 

You can use these dating apps at your own convenience. You can swipe right or left or chat with your loved one whenever you prefer! Whether you’re looking for a casual date or searching for your soulmate, you can make the right choice with dating apps. 

So, let’s get going. Read on to know about the best dating apps in India. 

1)Tinder

Don’t tell me you haven’t heard of Tinder once in your lifetime! Tinder is the most popular dating app among millennials. The major reasons for its popularity are; easy to sign up, easy to use, and complete privacy protection. 

Also, you’ll be amazed to know that connecting with people on Tinder takes less than 2 minutes. The platform has a unique algorithm that makes the matching process easy and convenient for users. You can make searches based on filters. 

This app has both a free as well as a premium subscription. In a free subscription, users get limited match options while the premium subscription promises a seamless dating experience. You get a notification whenever someone likes your profile or sends you a match.

Dr. Chandni Tugnait, Life Coach & Relationship Expert partner with Tinder India, says, “The dating culture in India has shifted from conventional goals, and commitment-based labels to a desire for personal freedom and recognition of individualistic approaches to relationships. Relationships come in many forms, it’s not limited to “finding someone to marry” and the ability to express what relationship types daters are currently aligned with on their profile allows them to connect with someone who has the same relationship goals upfront. 

Source: https://mediabrief.com/tinder-rolls-out-new-feature-relationship-types/

Installs: 100 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore.

Ratings: 3.6 stars

Reviews: 6.1 million-plus reviews.

2) Bumble

Bumble is one of the widely used dating apps in India. The most beloved feature of this app is, when a match is found, it is the female who has to initiate the conversation. By breaking all the stereotypes of Indian society, Bumble is ruling the hearts of its users. 

Moreover, in the case of a homosexual couple, either one can start the conversation. The most intriguing feature about Bumble is that you cannot find fake profiles on Bumble. It verifies the profile photo of the user during the registration process.

Not only can you find matches on Bumble, but it’s also a recognised app to network, and build social relations with people. 

Also, do you know overall 60% of the total matches on Bumble results in conversation? Apart from the amazing features, Bumble’s privacy policy is highly reliable. To maintain security and privacy, users can always block, unmatch or report a profile if they find it to be suspicious. 

Installs: 50 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore

Ratings: 3.8 stars

Reviews: 1M+ reviews

3) OkCupid

OkCupid is presumably one of the best dating apps in India. The matches on this platform are not based on pictures rather a series of questions. These questions ensure that there is a similarity between the matches. 

The users can easily connect with people sharing common interest through this app. The messaging and the virtual dating feature of OkCupid is a boon! 

Not only these, but you are also free to browse for matches based on your geological preferences. What’s more? No irking ads! Now that’s what a pleasant dating experience looks like!

 Also, you can always block people on this app if they sound unpleasant. This protects the integrity of the users.  

Installs: 10 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore.

Ratings: 3.4 stars

Reviews: 599k reviews

4) TrulyMadly

Though less popular, TrulyMadly has some amazing features with a strict privacy policy to ensure the platform is free from scammers. The platform has stern procedures to pass the profile verification process. Please ensure that you fill in genuine information to get your profile verified. 

Once you’re verified, you can search for dates and like the profiles you feel are interesting. If both sides have liked the profiles, a match has been made. There is a feature known as trust score. The higher the trust score, the more chances of getting the right match. Trust score helps you gain credibility. Also, connecting other social media profiles with TrulyMadly can increase your overall trust score. 

The platform suggests matches as per your interests and likes. You can also earn an endorsement from your friends, colleagues to increase your trust score. Also, connecting other social media profiles with TrulyMadly can increase your overall trust score.  

Installs: 10 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore

Ratings: 3.3 stars

Reviews: 89k reviews.

5) Happn

Did you ever cross a lane with a person and developed a secret crush? Well, did you get the opportunity to strike a conversation? Even if you didn’t, worry not! With Happn you can check the people you crossed paths with and like their profile. If they like back, congratulations, that’s a match! 

Do you also get irritated when you receive unnecessary messages from bots and scammers? Well, with Happn you do not have to fret about them. This app’s algorithm strictly refuses logins of bots and scammers making it one of the safest online dating platforms in India.

Installs: 50 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore.

Ratings: 3.4 stars.

Reviews: 1.7 million-plus review.

6) Hinge

If you’re the kind of person who gives preference to likes and interests over physical appearance, then the Hinge dating app is the right fit for you! The app has a unique structure to establish users’ interests, pictures and likes. By checking the tagline of a user, you can understand what’s their common interest and later approach them. 

Even if you’re a new user, the app takes only a few days to understand your preferences and show compatible results. 

It’s good to connect with people who hold common interests, isn’t it? With Hinge, you can connect with your soulmate! 

The app has a free as well as a paid subscription. The paid subscription costs you around $12.99/ month. 

Installs: 10 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore

Ratings: 3.4 stars

Reviews: 283k reviews

7) Badoo

Are you looking for a dating platform with Tinder-like features, yet better? If Yes, then Badoo is your one-stop destination. Badoo is an extensive dating platform widely popular across 190 plus countries and available in more than 47 languages. Though the platform may have features similar to Tinder, it has additional interest and preference setting features.  

In this dating app, you can find potential dates based on your preferences and interests. Moreover, you can even get a list of all the dates available near you! Also, during live video streaming, others can join your video chat.

Overall, this app is highly recommended for all singles, willing to get into serious long-term relationships.

Installs: 100 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore.

Ratings: 4 stars

Reviews: 6.4 million-plus reviews.

8) Flip

Flip is an amazing online dating platform that is completely free to use. It has some unconventional features which ensure you get genuine dates. The unique verification technology of this app is responsible for maintaining genuine profiles on the platform.

You can find dates available at your locality. Simply like the profile which you find interesting, and within no time you can have a match on Flip. Moreover, you can always filter your matches to find the perfect match for yourself!    

Available only on iOs 

Ratings: 4.2 stars

Reviews: 30.9k reviews 

9) Woo

Woo is an amazing online dating platform, especially used by educated professionals. Woo along with messaging also offers features like tag search, voice introduction, and question-answers.

If privacy is your utmost concern then Woo is the right fit for you! With an in-built voice call system, you can talk with your date without even sharing your contact number. 

It is one of the safest online dating apps in India for women, as it doesn’t share their personal details, location or phone number with their dates. The interface of this platform is smooth and you can easily find matches based on your preferences. Find the love of your life with Woo!

Installs: 10 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore

Ratings: 4.2 stars

Reviews: 106k reviews

10) Aisle

Aisle is a relatively new online dating platform. Indians can find good dates on this platform easily. This platform is highly effective for users willing to build genuine connections. You can also find dates not only from India but also from across the world. 

 Another plus point is, this app is designed and formed in India. Moreover, the platform has successfully built many relationships with its vibrant community of users. 

Installs: 10 million-plus download on Google PlayStore.

Ratings: 4.5 stars

Reviews: 375k reviews

11) Coffee Meets Bagel

An online dating app recently gaining popularity in India is Coffee Meets Bagel. The company is based out of San Francisco, USA.

Coffee Meets Bagel is a casual dating platform launched by 3 sisters (Dawoon, Son Kang, and Arum) in 2012. Since then, it has received a great response from users and attracted millions of dollars in fundings. It was also featured on Shark Tank in 2015.

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Exclusive features of the apps include limitations on the no. of profiles you can interact with, virtual video speed dating (introduced during COVID-19 pandemic), offering ice-breaking information for the matches, etc.

Installs: 10 million-plus downloads on Google PlayStore.

Ratings:  3.3 stars

Reviews: 112k reviews

12) Mingle2

Mingle2 is a dating app and social network that allows users to find new friends, partners, or dates. It has more than 40 million users on its platform and is loaded with the latest tech features to stand out in current the herd of dating mobile apps in India. Mingle2 was started in 2006 by Vanchau Nguyen, Mike Lee, and Matthew Inman.

It has been constantly ranked as the best dating app for Android and iOS. Mingle2 provides an easy way to find someone who matches your preferences from all over the world.

13) Flutrr

Flutrr is a free Indian dating app built by the company Flutrr Digimate Private Limited 2021. The functionality of the app revolves around the needs of Indian users. It is ad-free and supports multi-lingual communication.

The app claims to have a userbase of more than 2 lac people and is widely spreading among the young users of the country. Flutrr lays extra emphasis on the authenticity of user profiles and has processes in the system to avoid spam users from accessing the system.

Conclusion

If you’re still single and looking for a partner, then these top 10 best dating apps in India are for you! Though there are many dating platforms currently present in the market, the 10 apps mentioned in today’s blog are user-friendly, safe, and effective.

We hope you found our blog helpful. If you are looking for app development services, you can get in touch with us. We have helped several startups and enterprises build their dream mobile app.

Faqs

Do dating apps work in India?

Yes. India is a hub for a lot of dating apps. Millennial & Gen-Z users use these apps to find their partners. The most popular among these apps have been mentioned in the blog.

Is Dating legal in India?

Absolutely! There are few restrictions for people below the age of 18. Kindly check the state government website for more details.

Is dating app safe?

Yes. A lot of dating apps come with a number of safety features. It includes profile verification, documents validation, block users, report users, SOS alerts, and so on.

Is tinder free in India?

Tinder has a freemium model. It gives a few of its features free of cost to all its customers. It has three types of paid plans i.e. Plus, Gold, and Platinum. To know the benefits of each plan check out – https://www.help.tinder.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003226863-Is-Tinder-free-

Which dating apps are totally free?

Almost, all of the dating apps are free to use. They have premium plans which give users additional capabilities on the platform

Is India a good market for a dating app?

Yes! India is home to the highest percentage of the youth population in the world and more than a billion internet users. It is a great market for dating apps. The new-age user uses mobile apps for a variety of purposes such as making payments through UPI apps, ordering food & groceries or studying in a fun way.

Published: March 24, 2021
Last updated: April 18, 2024

Author

Saurabh Mishra
Saurabh Mishra is the CEO of Eiosys Private Limited. At the helm of presales and marketing, Saurabh's passion lies in designing innovative architectures for custom mobile and web development projects. His expertise extends to meticulously planning and executing SEO strategies, ensuring clients' needs are met precisely and creatively. An active participant and speaker at tech conferences and events, he continuously shares his insights on the technology.

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