The 8 Best Tinder Alternatives Out There Right Now

You might be thinking – Why should I consider a Tinder alternatives dating site?

Here are some reasons why:

You need a refresh to your dating pool.

If you’re already on Tinder and you’ve been on it for some time, then chances are gatherings with friends are starting to get awkward with all of the intermingling in your social network’s circle.

Or, you’ve had to resort to Uber Eats and GrubHub for all of your dining needs in order to avoid all of the local Swipe Right mistakes you’ve ghosted.

You want to keep your dating life separate from your social network.

Nobody has to know what (and with whom) you’re doing in your own privacy. With Tinder being so widespread now, it’s easy for someone to find out who you are just based on your Tinder profile, even though you put almost no information on there. Tinder brings a lot of security risks.

Tinder isn’t any safer than any other dating site.

In theory, Tinder sounds safer because the matches suggested to you are connected to your friends, but how well do you really know all 700 of your Facebook friends? And how well do they each know all of their 700 friends? You get the point.

No matter which dating site you use… be safe with your personal information.

Still, there’s a downside to Tinder as well, and it kinds limits the type of people that you can meet (you know the type). After a while, you’ve seen everybody in your local area that’s on Tinder and walking down the street is getting really awkward.

In that case, why not try other dating apps? Yes, just like Netflix isn’t the only video streaming site Tinder is not the only dating app – shocking, we know.

Here are the best Tinder alternatives out there right now:

1. Badoo

This is one of the most obvious choices out there – it’s got a gigantic user base, and it’s almost as popular as Tinder, yet unique enough to stand out among all others.

But is this enough to make it worth your while? Well, that’s up to you to decide.

Why You Should Try It – The one great feature that makes Badoo stand out is that you can upload a picture of a person whose looks you like and the app will find matches who look similar.

Ever wanted to get into bed with Jennifer Lopez from her younger days? Well, with this app, you can almost do that if you’re lucky enough. 

Unlike Tinder where everything is based on luck, here you can get someone who’s just to your particular tastes.

What’s the Problem? – While you don’t need to connect this app to any of your social media profiles, that is the best way to use it, especially if you want to use some of its main features.

If you want to stay a bit safer and don’t reveal who you are to your hook-ups, this might limit you while using this app.

2. Grindr

Once again, this is quite a popular choice, and it’s definitely worth mentioning – it’s been called the ‘LGBT Tinder’ and that’s definitely true in some regards, but it’s more unique than that.

With over 6 million users all over the world, it’s definitely worth a try.

Why You Should Try It – Finding someone to hook up with is hard, but it’s even more difficult than usual for people who aren’t straight.

This app makes it much easier for you to find your match since you don’t have to guess if the other person shares your sexual preference or not.

It’s also relatively easy to use and can be far more anonymous than Tinder – after all, a lot of people on the app isn’t completely out of the closet yet, and it values your privacy more than most other apps do.

What’s the Problem? – Well, there are a lot of them. It has most of the same problems as Tinder – lots of fake profiles and scammers are there, looking to steal your private data so watch out!

It also does have a lot of bugs, and that can be a security risk at times, so that’s another thing to watch out for.

3. Disckreet

Just like the name says, this is the right app for people who are looking to be as discreet as possible and hook up with others, either for one night only or on a more regular basis.

If you want to explore and hook up with some new, hot people and maybe get into some sexting action, but in a safe way, this is the best app for that.

Why You Should Try It – It is aimed at protecting your privacy and, unlike on Tinder, the other person can’t just easily access the saucy, nude photos you sent them and post them on other sites. Those horror stories about Tinder are real.

No, here, if the other person wants to see the nudes you sent them, they need to enter their password, and you also need to enter your password. It goes both ways as well.

You also don’t need to connect it to any of your social media profiles, and people won’t be able to find your real identity through the app.

If you want to hook up in a completely safe way, this is a great app to do it with and much better than Tinder.

What’s the Problem? – Lots of bugs that make the app harder to use than it needs to be, and it can be quite slow.

Also, the passwords it uses are quite short and can be easy to guess if the person knows you well enough, so your information could still be exposed – watch out and always stay safe.

4. Plenty of Fish

So, what if you still like Tinder and more of it, but you’re broke and don’t want to pay for all the extra features?

Well, you’re in luck because Plenty of Fish is an app almost identical to Tinder, but you can use it almost completely free and without most of the privacy concerns involved.

Why You Should Try It – With this app, you can check all the profiles you want and send as many messages without needing to pay a dime. It’s got more than plenty of users as well, and you don’t have to worry about running out of ‘fish’.

It also matches you with people in your area, and you can use it all the time with unlimited matches available.

It also doesn’t need to connect to your Facebook or anything like that, so your privacy is better protected than with Tinder.

What’s the Problem? – This is definitely quantity over quality, and there are a lot of fake profiles on the platform so beware. It’s less like throwing a net and catching a lot of fish and more like fishing out a rotten boot nine out of ten times.

It’s also only available in the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and Brazil, so you’re out of luck if you’re not in one of those areas.

5. Pure

If you’re horny and want to have sex with someone right freaking now, this is one of the best apps to do it with while also keeping your information as private as possible.

How does it achieve that? Well, let’s take a look.

Why You Should Try It – Everything is deleted an hour after you submit it, there are no permanent profiles at all. No need to connect anything to your social media profiles and expose your real identity.

You can submit your photo and tagline and look for matches, find one and be sure that everything will be gone within the hour. Your main girl will never know that you had that fun night out, even if she gets into your phone.

What’s the Problem? – With so little to work with, the app doesn’t really offer matches of good quality. There are a lot of options for scamming on the platform too since everything is deleted after an hour.

Still, if you know the warning signs, you should be able to find hookups faster than on Tinder and keep your information more secure as well – it’s a win-win situation.

6. Snapchat

But Snapchat is not a dating app! – we hear you cry. And, strictly speaking, it’s not.

However, it has unwittingly become one of the most prominent apps used for dating in the current day and age. It’s simple to use, it’s free of most problems, and it doesn’t carry the stigma of a dating app.

Why You Should Try It – Everyone is on Snapchat these days, and we mean that almost literally. You can easily find a lot of people who might be potential dates. It’s just like how Facebook was back in the day.

Moreover, anything that happens on Snapchat stays there – most messages and images get deleted fairly quickly, and you can be as candid as you want to. You don’t have to connect it to other social media and people won’t trace you that easily.

Once you’re done with someone, you can just drop them and walk off to find your next hot adventure.

What’s the Problem? – Using Snapchat for dating can be a little more difficult if you want to stay relatively anonymous since you might come off like a suspicious person. Other people might be a bit more hesitant to meet you.

Still, there are some nice groups on Snapchat solely made for getting hook-ups, and you can get started there.

7. 3Fun

Three doesn’t have to be a crowd, and the makers of this app are certainly aware of that, which is why it’s one of the fastest-growing sex-apps these days.

Whether you’re a person looking to do spice up your regular sex life or someone looking to take on two people at once, it’s a great platform to use.

Why You Should Try It – It’s a unique app which allows you and a significant other to find a person to hook up with at the same time. If you’ve already got someone who’s ready for a three-person adventure, this is the best way to find it.

Or, if you’re a single person who thinks that hooking up with one person is no longer enough to satisfy you, finding a couple to hook up with has never been easier.

However, you can also use it as a regular dating app, and it’s much more secure than Tinder ever was. You can stay completely anonymous if you want, even in a three-person arrangement.

It also has a unique photo-verification system which makes sure that the people making profiles in the app are real people and not just scammers looking to take advantage of you.

What’s the Problem? –  If you’re not looking for fun in threes, then you’re not using the app right and looking for single hookups can be a bit more difficult here.

Also, the image verification system does make us feel a bit creeped out – why is it analyzing our faces and what kind of personal info can it find out about us?

8. Whiplr

Finding people on Tinder can be quite easy, but finding someone who’s into your exact fetish is a bit more difficult, especially if you don’t want to accidentally come across someone who will laugh at you and expose your kinks to the world.

Well, on Whiplr there is no kink-shaming, and you can find a person who shares your exact kink far easier than anywhere else. Here’s how!
Why You Should Try It – This app skips all the small-talk. Both you and the person you’re matched with will know you’re into the same kinky stuff and you can get right down to business.

It gets very specific as well, so you can find someone who shares the exact kink that you’re into, no matter how rare and obscure it might seem.

There’s also no need to connect your Facebook or any kind of social media platform, you can use a nickname instead of a real name, and you can keep your personal information completely secure.

What’s the Problem? – There are definitely scammers on the platform, and you should be careful in order to avoid them, but it still shouldn’t be too difficult to do that.

The free use of the platform is also limited, and you have to pay almost 20 dollars per month for the full version. It might be worth it to satisfy your kink, but that’s up to you.  

Swipe Left or Right?

So how do you like our top 8 Tinder Alternatives? Would you swipe left on all of them or is there at least one that you would swipe right on?

Tell us all about it down below in the comments and make sure to also mention your favorite dating app if it wasn’t included in our list. Who knows, we might include it when we update this list in the future.

We hope we managed to improve your dating life at least a little bit and we hope you’ll stick around read some of our other great articles as well!