Tired of Tinder? Us, too. Good news: There are more dating apps out there! If you’re sick of swiping through profiles just looking for hookups, try one of these apps that will help you meet singles more like yourself.
If you’re looking for a more serious relationship, we hope you’ve already heard about Hinge, which touts itself for being the dating app that was “designed to be deleted.” Its goal is to help people discover their matches’ personalities and intentions right off the bat, so you’ll know right away if someone is “just looking for a good time” or looking for “the one.” Profiles come with a series of prompts that serve as ice-breakers and remove the pressure to craft the perfect pickup line – and they now allow voice prompts, so you can feel even more connected to your matches.
On Bumble, the woman is in control (or control can be taken by either party in a queer matchup). It gives you 24 hours to make the first move before your match times out. Bumble might make you feel much safer knowing that the conversation is completely your choice to pursue. Bumble is the perfect match for someone with a strong personality and plenty of confidence to take charge of their romantic life.
Queer women, this one is for you. HER is designed to be a safe haven for LGBTQ+ and queer folks to connect. And since it’s also designed to mimic a social network, it can connect you to friends and potential lovers alike. HER even hosts occasional meet-ups in cities with large user bases.
Owned by the same company as Tinder, Hinge, and OkCupid, BLK is a dating app for Black singles that operates much like Tinder with swipes, matches, and messaging. The app allows you to match with others who can relate to Black culture and social issues, letting you make meaningful connections.
This dating app was designed to help single parents find love. Like Hinge, the app comes with prompts that allow you to reveal your personality to swipers. In addition, Stir asks questions specific to dating as a parent, so you can be sure your new match is on the same page about how kids fit into the picture.
If you trust the universe to lead you to love, Stars Align is the perfect app for you. It uses astrological signs to match compatible daters and warn you of red flags.
If nothing on this list stands out to you, don’t worry. Plenty of other dating apps connect people based on culture, religion, life circumstances, personality traits, and more. With just a little research, you can kick your old dating app to the curb and start meeting better singles ASAP.