Best Dating Apps

Below is a best of list for all reviewed online dating services which offer dating apps for smart phones. This includes Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

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Occasionally, "truth in advertising" is more than just a pipe dream - there really are plenty of fish in the POF.com sea. More than 100 million visitors view the site every month and over 11 million users are registered, making Plenty Of Fish the largest free online dating site in the world.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, International

Service Type: Android App, Free, iPhone / iPad App, Match Making

Membership Type: Free - Basic + Contact, Paid Upgrade • Cost: Free to $6.78 / month

Looking For: Activity Partner, Dating, Friends, Long-Term, Marriage, Penpal • Religions: Any

Average: • 185 votes cast   View

Match.com is one of the largest online dating sites in existence. The site is brimming with unique features, like Reverse Match, Mutual Match, Stir Events, and DateSpark. Match also offers a Guarantee, which promises that members with a 6 month subscription who do not find someone special will receive 6 additional months free.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom

Service Type: Android App, General, iPhone / iPad App, Mobile Phone, Popular

Membership Type: Free - Basic, Paid • Cost: From $26.65 / month

Looking For: Dating, Friends, Long-Term, Marriage • Religions: Any

Average: • 148 votes cast   View

eHarmony.com has received numerous awards from the users of DatingSitesReviews.com, and it's easy to see why - with a matching model based on 29 foundational relationship dimensions, eHarmony provides one of the most in-depth dating services in existence. On average, 236 people who met on eHarmony are married every day, so if you're looking for a serious relationship this site might be the place for you.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Service Type: Android App, iPhone / iPad App, Match Making, Mobile Phone, Popular

Membership Type: Free - Basic, Paid • Cost: From $17.95 / month

Looking For: Dating, Long-Term, Marriage • Religions: Any

Average: • 157 votes cast   View

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Bumble

From Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, Bumble aims to shake up to the antiquated rules of dating and empower women to control the conversation in both their personal and professional lives. Find love on Bumble Honey, where women must initiate the conversation and communication must start within 24 hours or the connection is lost. If you're not in the market for a mate, find your new best friend on Bumble BFF or a business partner on Bumble Bizz.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Ireland, International

Service Type: Android App, iPhone / iPad App, Lesbian, Mobile Phone

Membership Type: Free - Basic + Contact, Paid Upgrade • Cost: Free to $7.99 / month

Looking For: Dating, Friends, Long-Term, Marriage • Religions: Any

Average: • 9 votes cast   View

Coffee Meets Bagel strives to make dating efficient, effective, and painless for even the busiest singles. Women receive 5 quality matches of men who have already liked them a day, and men can view 21 matches a day. Users receive the matches (a match is called a “Bagel”) each day at noon, eliminating the need to sink hours into searching profiles and sending messages. Matches are selected from friends-of-friends on Facebook, a proven strategy for increasing compatibility odds and eliminating fake accounts. Best of all, Coffee Meets Bagel's full functionality is free for all users.

Regions: United States, Canada

Service Type: Android App, iPhone / iPad App, Match Making, Mobile Phone

Membership Type: Free - Basic + Contact, Credits • Cost: $24.99 for 3000 credits

Looking For: Any • Religions: Any

Average: • 2 votes cast   View

FirstMet (formerly Are You Interested?) is an online dating service with more than 30 million installed users and over 3 million Facebook fans. What makes it unique is its integrated approach to online dating. FirstMet connects users through mutual friends and interests, using multiple platforms: a Facebook app, an iPhone app, an Android app, and a website.

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, International

Service Type: Android App, Facebook App, General, iPhone / iPad App

Membership Type: Free - Basic, Paid • Cost: From $12.50 per month

Looking For: Activity Partner, Dating, Friends • Religions: Any

Average: • 15 votes cast   View


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What is a Mobile Dating App?

Our definition of a dating app, is an application (or applet) for an online dating service that runs on smart phones and/or tablets. These apps can be downloaded from the Apple App store and/or Google Play (some dating services may not support both). By installing an app of one of these dating services, it will allow you to create and access your dating profile, search for matches, and message or live chat with other online daters anywhere you have cell phone coverage.

Why is a Dating App the Best Option for you?

Most online dating sites allow access to their service via a website. While this is ideal for searching and viewing profiles because of the larger screens, it is not perfect for communicating with your matches. While it is easier to write long messages on your laptop, a mobile dating app allows for instant access to any replies you receive. Everyone these days has a smart phone so more messages are sent throughout the day instead of just on evenings and weekends like when online dating first got started and people used just their computers at home. Once you have logged into your dating app on your phone it will remain active in the background ready to receive any notifications of new messages when they happen. Because of these instant notifications, using a dating app allows you to write a message back right away. This not only shows you are interested but it makes starting an actual conversation easier since you both are on your phone.

Another benefit to dating apps is that your account on most dating apps are tied to your phone number. This means if you are communicating with someone else using a dating app then you have a much higher chance of communicating with a real person and not a fake or a scammer. Unfortunately scammers are part of the online dating world and dating services are fighting a constant battle to remove them. Having your dating membership identified by a phone number is a good way to verify the person is real. It is much easier and cheaper to create a fake email address for a scammer to sign up to a dating service with, than a phone number.

A third benefit of a dating app is the GPS found in phones. With your permission a lot of dating services offer a feature that uses your location throughout the day and those of other members to determine where you like to go. This location data lets dating services see where members cross paths which helps with matching them together.

How does our Best of Lists work for Dating Apps?

Our purpose here is to list only the best dating apps - ones that will work for you on your phone or tablet. For some of the online dating services listed above, using an app may be the only way to access them. Some may offer other ways to access the service as well like a website (and a responsive mobile version of their website). All of these services do offer a well design dating app that makes it easy to search, communicate and meet with other singles. All of these apps passed our minimum criteria set out in this article.

Each of our reviewed dating services also allows for submitted reviews and ratings by our readers. Each user review contains a rating based on a possible total of five stars and a description. With the name of the dating services listed above you will find the average user rating.

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