Though dating as a trend is generally still frowned upon in India, we must accept that it is here to stay and will only grow in the coming years. Thanks to apps like Tinder, finding someone who might just turn out to be your soulmate, isn’t all that difficult now. Though Tinder still tops the market, there are other dating apps for India which would probably be more suitable. Thanks to a lot of negative reviews and some horrific experiences around Tinder, it wouldn’t hurt to switch to something else for your dating life.
So, in case you’re single and ready to mingle and are on the lookout for dating opportunities, try these new, popular and trending dating apps which seem to be tailor-made for the Indian (single) youth.
This location based app helps interested users communicate with each other to socialize and date. The best part about this app is that it enables only the female users to make the first contact, if matched. However, this is applicable only for heterosexual matches. For same-sex matches, either person can send the message first.
The good thing about this dating app is that it asks for identity proof documents before making a profile live, hence the chances of a fake profile are pretty low.
This is a location-based dating app with a unique concept that allows you to find people you may have crossed paths with, in real life.
In terms of privacy of women, this date is among the best as it enables voice calls without sharing the numbers. The app never shares name, number or location of women. Also, the USP is that it focuses on only well-educated professionals and offers voice intro, Tag Search, Question & answers, and Direct Messaging features.
As per their claim, OkCupid is the only dating app that helps you search for shared passions, hence finding your soulmate via this app is highly probable.
This app uses your Facebook profile for signup and then matches you with friends of your friends. It even gives suggestions based on FB friends chain. So, you will get suggestions which include your friends, friends-of-friends, and 3rd-degree friends, making the dating a lot safer.
Coffee Meets Bagel
With more focus on women, this is a rare app as it gives more power to women as compared to men. While women only receive suggestions from those guys who have already shown an interest in them, guys can only like or pass on the matches.
Unlike most other dating apps, Aisle has a long verification process where it asks the users a lots of questions after which they need to submit a questionnaire for verification. Once the verification is complete, they are approved to join and use the app. Through this, Aisle aims to offer meaningful dates rather than just hookups.
The Inner Circle
This is a selective social networking dating app (similar to Facebook) for young professionals who live in the same city.
So, which one of these dating apps have you heard of or used yourself? What is your take on dating apps in India? Let us know in the comments!