Tinder is passé, here are 5 new dating apps that you need to try now

Are you single and ready to mingle?

The phenomenon of dating in India has changed drastically in past few decades. From shy conversations to casual dating, youngers in the country have travelled miles in terms of meeting and dating people. This change has been vastly accredited to Tinder, which opened the vast avenues of dating in India and became a success almost instantly. Since then, many dating apps have entered the Indian web space and made dating more convenient and friendly.

So, if you’re single and are ready to mingle, here are some dating apps that you need to try now:


Happn, online dating app

Happn (Photo: Happn grab)

Happn happens to be one of the most popular online dating apps in the world. The best thing about it is that there’s a high possibility of meeting someone genuine. If you’re wondering how it achieves this feat, the answer is simple. Happn uses a combination of Facebook and GPS to ensure the authenticity of the user accounts on its platform. The app creates your profile through your Facebook account which makes the entire conversation genuine. It then uses GPS tracking to present you with a list of people near you. (Extra byte: It’s available for iOS, Android and Windows)


Woo, online dating app

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Woo connects you with like-minded people based on your interests and lifestyles. The app uses a combination of tags, interests and questions to find a suitable match. So what are you waiting for?! (Extra byte: It’s available for iOS and Android both)


Bumble, online dating app

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Bumble is another dating app that works in a similar way as Tinder. For two people to be connected, both of them need to swipe right. Once that happens, the power of starting a conversation lies in the hands of the woman, who needs to make the first move in 24-hours, else the contact will be lost forever. In same-sex matches, either person has to make the first move in 24 hours, else the connection expires. (Extra byte: You can even find friends)


OkCupid, online dating app

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OkCupid is an app that allows people to find their perfect match based on their sexual orientation. The app connects people based on the distance between them. The paid version of the app is called A-list, which even allows people to browse through profiles invisibly.


Frivil, online dating app

Frivil (Photo: Frivil grab)

Frivil is one app that literally keeps you on your toes. Once you sign-in, the app shows your pictures to good looking people randomly for them to rank you. The more you get tapped on, more popular you are. After a day’s competition, you’re eligible to participate in a league, which is played every evening at 9pm. People in the same league show up in your inbox as your matches for the day and they seem interesting enough, you can start a chat.