4 Dating App Alternatives That Aren’t Tinder

Time to widen your net.


Whether you hate it or love it, online dating is taking over the millennial dating world. With people becoming increasingly too busy for life and trading Friday night's out for snuggies and Netflix, online dating apps have been extremely successful. One of the most well-known dating apps is the OG swiping game, Tinder. Tinder's fun, easy, and admittedly addictive AF so it's no wonder how popular the app has become. Despite the app's benefits, a lot of people are not too keen on Tinder's shallow, hookup culture and unnecessary harassment that comes with some matches. If you have no idea what we're talking about and have been #blessed to never experience the hurt male ego on Tinder, please do us a favor and check out Bye Felipe. So if you are ready to break up with your beloved (or not so beloved) Tinder, there are endless options when it comes to dating apps.

Whether you're completely new to the game or looking to mix it up a bit, we have five alternative dating apps for you to give a try.


1.Coffee Meets Bagel

Besides having the cutest name ever, Coffee Meets Bagel was created for the busy young professional who wanted something to look forward to on their coffee breaks. Every day at noon, Coffee Meets Bagel will send you one highly curated match based on your profile, preferences, and social graph (mutual friends or mutual friends of friends). If you are interested in your Bagel (or potential match), you will be able to 'like' or '€œpass on your bagel'. If the feeling is mutual with your bagel, you'll be able to message one another in a private chat.


2. Hinge

Priding itself on being 'anti-Tinder', Hinge is all about making connections through people you already know. Hinge takes information through your Facebook to make sure all the connections that you make on the app only come from friends you trust and know. Praise Hinge for keeping the creepy strangers away.


3. Tastebuds

Tastebuds gives singles a new and exciting way to meet friends and potential matches. The concept is simple: creating matches based on your taste in music. Tastebuds is perfect for those who want to make a connection but not be pressured to establish a romantic relationship immediately. With fun options like 'sending a mix tap'€ and '€œserenadin'€, Tastebuds is perfect for those who love music and hate the awkwardness of trying to find a common interest with someone. Deep Blue Something's 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' anyone?


4. Bumble

Created by one of Tinder's co-founders, Whitney Wolfe, Bumble offers the same ease and choice as Tinder without the unwarranted harassing messages from randos.
Designed specifically with women in mind, Bumble has been called the 'Feminist Tinder' because only women are allowed to make the first move. The only exception to the rule is with same-gender matches in which either person can initiate the conversation first.