5 Social Apps For Travelers And Adventurous Singles

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You’re itching to book your next trip, but none of your friends are available and you don’t have a significant other. What’s a solo traveler to do? Apps dedicated to connecting travelers are on the rise. Some are explicitly designed to be digital matchmakers for singles with wanderlust, while others are intended to connect explorers looking for travel buddies or local guides. Here are five to try on your next adventure.


TourBar is a mobile-first social network made to help jetsetters find dates or travel companions. Members can register as a solo traveler headed to a destination or as a local guide ready to reveal the best restaurants, beaches, bars and other must-see spots in their city. All users on the site are verified for a safer, less stressful international travel experience. TourBar’s ambitious goal is to become a platform for solo travelers of all kinds, where members can share travel plans and recent experiences with others looking to visit a destination.

Miss Travel

Miss Travel promises a departure from ordinary dating. With a focus on luxury travel and more than a million members worldwide, Miss Travel connects singles seeking to spoil and be spoiled. New users can sign up as a generous travel partner who will foot the bill to whisk their date away, or as a travel companion who will accompany their date on an upcoming holiday for free. Miss Travel is the brainchild of Brandon Wade, the entrepreneur behind a number of niche dating services including Seeking.com, WhatsYourPrice.com, and OpenMinded.com.

Flip The Trip

Flip The Trip isn’t specifically for dating, but there’s no limit on what could happen when like-minded travelers meet. The iOS app is designed to be a hub for travelers seeking connections and information as they explore more than 4500 cities around the world. In addition to introducing fellow travelers, the app also connects users to locals so they can ask questions and get tips as they explore a new destination.


Want to explore the world with backpackers who want to see and do the same things you do? There’s an app for that. With Backpackr you can find others traveling to the same destination, collect virtual stamps, and share photos with friends as you go. Enter a date and city, and Backpackr will show you other users going there at the same time. If their interests match yours, you can plan to meet or travel together. The app is home to an active community where travelers can share advice and tips, and has a number of partners who offer exclusive deals to members.


Tried-and-true Tinder may not be a travel app, but that hasn’t stopped users from making it one. Tinder usage has famously spiked during global events like the World Cup and the Olympics (even the athletes themselves get in on the action). To make the most of Tinder while abroad, subscribe to Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold to get access to Passport. Passport allows you change your location to connect with users anywhere around the world. Search by city or drop a pin on the map and you can begin swiping, matching, and chatting with Tinder users in a destination of your choice.