6 best alternatives to Tinder

It’s been ruling the dating app world for an age, but has Tinder finally met it’s match? We think so.

So if swiping right or left isn’t your thing, then check out our definitive list of the best phone-based dating alternatives.

1. Happn

While this might be the most widely-known Tinder-alternative, it’s actually still surprisingly unknown. Users ‘heart’ an individual they fancy, and if the other person reciprocates, the two can message. The downside is that it only lists potentials who have been physically near you lately. And what are the chances of you crossing paths with your one and only on the walk to work?

2. Hinge

One for all those who claim to be ‘anti-Tinder’ in the extreme. This app aims to cut out the potential weirdos on the scene by only letting you connect with those you have a mutual connection with through a friend – be it a friend of a friend or even third degree links.

3. Loveflutter

Love Twitter, but also can’t get enough of Tinder? Then boy do we have the match. This one combines the two by showing only users’ 140 character bios, and then their image, which is initially blurred. Great for those who hate the shallow qualities Tinder sometimes portrays.

4. Grouper

Have trouble deciding where to go on a date? Well Grouper’s got you covered. It connects you to those you have a friend in common with, and then decides exactly what you’re going to do on the date. Say goodbye to indecisiveness people!

5. OKCupid Dating

Possibly our favourite name ever for a dating app, OKCupid is the most widely used dating site, and has now been made available on our mobiles. The Q&A section is great for writing off people with dodgy opinions, and it publishes match percentages which show you how similar you are to other users, if you want to get extra nerdy.

6. Bristlr

Our hands down favourite on this list is Bristlr, the app which connects those with guys beards, to girls who want to stroke beards. So if you’re not a fan of the hairless wonder, then get downloading. A completely bonkers idea that might just work…