Burned out on popular dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid, or Plenty of Fish? These new (or newly updated) dating apps will offer you a fresh crop of hotties to check out.
1. Singles AroundMe GPS Dating
Get a peek at this dating app in the video above.
Singles AroundMe is a dating app based on the belief that chance encounters with the people who just happen to be nearby can lead to lasting connections (the founder met his wife in just such a chance encounter many years ago.) This app lets you find cool people near you, based on your GPS. It is open to people of any gender or sexual orientation. As of this writing, the most recent version of the app is 1.0.27, which debuted on May 28.
Pros:Works great on older Android devices (works with Android 2.2 and higher)100,000+ new users join every monthEasily show, hide, or shift your location for privacy/safetyGreat for meeting people in a new city, or while travelingEasy to report inappropriate behavior
Cons:Nudity is prohibited, making this app bad for people who are just looking to hook up or sextSome users find the app to be a bit of a sausage festLimited searchingMay not have a lot of people in your locale if your aren’t in a big cityResponses from other users not guaranteed
Check out an official video from the LOVOO team above.
If you want to meet attractive people near you, LOVOO is a great app to consider. Updated on June 3, the app now lets you get all your Lovoo notifications in one status bar notification. This lets you stay informed without getting overwhelmed.
Pros:Seems to be really popular in Europe in general and Germany in particular: Great for finding a European hottieRegister for free via Facebook, Twitter or e-mailShows you matches nearbyRadar and Match game a fun way to connect with peopleTakes your privacy seriously
Cons:Some users have reported bugs (most recent update addressed many of these)Somewhat long load timesToo reliant on microtransactionsSometimes hard to talk to people who have too many unread messagesSome profiles lack detailed info
Loveaholics is great for people who feel like they have exhausted all their local options. You can view profiles from all over the globe. If you want a wider dating pool, this app may appeal to you.
Pros:Great UILarge communityWide array of usersAppeals to those looking for casual or serious relationshipsGreat for flirting, or for arranging in-person dates
Cons:Some users have voiced security concernsProne to crashingNot all profiles are verified human, unlike some other servicesPaid memberships a turn-off for someSome users prefer the website interface to the app interface, at least on Android
Learn more about this app in the video above.
LinkedUp! got a lot of press during its recent launch, with many press outlets referring to the app as “Tinder for professionals.” The app uses data from LinkedIn to help you find a match. If you’re looking to date someone in the same industry as you, or are maybe looking to find a wealthy spouse, this app can help narrow your search.
Pros:Great dating tool for people who are career-focusedGorgeous designDoesn’t post anything to LinkedInAnonymously like or pass on profilesGreat search parameters to narrow your search
Cons:Does not appear to be available for Android devices yetSome users think refinements could be made to the sexual preferences sorting algorithmCould benefit from additional search filters for various lifestyle choices (kids, smoking, etc.)Like Tinder, no way to undo “passes”“Dipping your pen in the company ink” unappealing to some
Check out an interview with Dattch’s founder in the video above.
Dattch is a dating app that is open to lesbians, bisexual women, and bicurious women. Dattch was updated on June 1, and now allows you to see who has viewed your profile. It has a great sense of community that many other dating apps lack. That being said, the app does have some limitations: to get the most out of the app, you need to reside in LA, San Francisco, or the UK.
Looking for love over 50, or prefer a mature partner? You may also be interested in our guide to the best senior dating sites.
Pros:Verified profilesQuick registrationGreat community with a cool blogPlay the app’s exclusive game “Would You Rather” to meet people in a low-stress wayGorgeous interface
Cons:Not available for Android at this timeOnly supports select US cities and the UKUnlocking some features requires getting three friends to join the appLong load times for profilesYou can browse without logging in, but some features (like filter) require sign in