12 dating apps except for Tinder which are worth a try

Tinder is one of the most popular and the first dating app ever to be launched in India. But since the past few years, there have been quite a few other dating apps in India and they had rapid growth in their popularity. Even though the user base across these apps is predominantly male (women only comprise 20% of the profiles at best), the change currently, dating companies believe, is being driven by the female population of India. There is a dating app for every individual, which fulfils their requirement.

Here are 12 dating apps, other than the mainstream ones like tinder, which Indians use and are worth a try.

Truly Madly

This app is much safer than any other dating app. Before making the actual profile, they ask for quite a lot of verifications. In case of any problem due to a profile, another person is always traceable. Like Tinder, you can like or pass a profile. If the other person likes you back, you can start chatting. So, this is also a Tinder-like app but its verification is tight, so there is no chance of matching with a fake profile. No one can take a screenshot of your photos or download. Your photos are also safe.

If you looking for a safe mean of communication, you can try this app.


This app targets the well-educated people. Whether you are looking for just hookups or something special, this app makes sure of one thing which is no creeps.
This app offers voice calls option. So, girls can do voice calls without sharing the numbers. It never shares the name, number or location of women.
Safer the better!


Hinge needs your Facebook account to set up a profile. It shows you not just the people you have as common friends but also your common interests.
Hinge has a function of answering questions. So instead of describing yourself in 500 words, Hinge allows you to answer a few questions.
The app is free to use. Members looking to see who likes them, set advanced preferences, or access Hinge Experts can upgrade to a Preferred Membership.

Subscription options are as follows:
1 month: $12.99 / month
3 months: $6.99 / month
6 months: $4.99 / month

Download this app if you are not fooling around and if you have enough cash.


Happn’s algorithm primarily depends on GPS and proximity. It allows you to find people you have crossed paths with in real life. If you found someone attractive, you can check if he or she is on Happn. So, this app is not purely based on photos.
Now the problem with an app that tracks your movement is the natural concern of stalking. But Happn has that covered as it doesn’t show any profile in real time and will only show profiles that are within 250 metres.
Use this app if you are looking for a relationship in which you can find a partner near you.


Badoo is a dating app and social discovery app in one. It has over 345 million people worldwide and lets you find people in 190 countries and in 47 languages. Users can verify their Badoo profiles through Facebook, a phone call, or a photo verification. You know you’re not going to be catfished. Badoo is free to download and use, though you need to pay to unlock premium functions.

This is more than dating. It’s another purpose is making friends and communicating through the world.


When it comes to all the conventional dating apps, OkCupid clearly stands out, firstly because it is one of the few apps where you don’t have to connect your Facebook account to set up a profile. But the alternative is a very long list of questions that you would need to answer. These questions are localised to make sure they are relevant to the Indian users. You can use the search section to find someone based on several search filters.
OkCupid has a lot of downsides just like other dating apps, but the problem with this one is that it has very few plus points. The user interface is a little bit too cluttered as most of its features look like it’s made for a website and it becomes a kind of an overkill for the app.

Coffee meets bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is also a great dating app you can try. It is basically for women and gives them more power than men. Women only receive suggestions from those guys who have already shown an interest in them. Guys only have the option to like or pass on the matches.

If you are a feminist and are a kind of girl who believes in woman empowerment and equality this is the right app for you.


EliteSingles caters only to those looking for a serious relationship. Over 85% of members are 30+ and more than 85% have a university degree. This app helps pair people up based on their compatibility. Location is important of course, but knowing you’re a good fit with your matches makes finding ‘the one’ much, much easier.

If you are looking for something serious and mature this is the right app for you.


If two people of opposite genders match then Bumble only allows the women to text first. And the woman has to text within the first 24 hours after your match. This feature basically allows matches to develop into something. Bumble is the only app that strictly prohibits any pornographic material and also outrightly asks its users to respect its code of conduct which is actually a big plus point. Like any other app, Bumble also requires your Facebook account to set up your profile.

If you are looking for hook-ups and dirty talks, this app is not for you.


Download Bloomy and enter a world of love and attention from thousands of beautiful women and single men. Bloomy is an international messenger where you’ll find only the most attractive and caring singles looking for their soulmate.

Their main focus is on beauty. So only download it if you are beautiful or handsome.


Millions of straight, gay and lesbian singles count on us to find the man or woman they want to date. Get the app to start meeting, flirting and exploring the best group of personals in online dating.

Don’t fish in a shallow pond: kiss the hook-up apps goodbye, and meet the right girl or guy for you on Match.


Aisle is a membership-based dating app imagined in India. We’re a community of vibrant Indians from around the world connecting online to go on meaningful offline dates.

So if you looking for a life long partner who’ll walk down the aisle with you, as the name suggests, this is the app you are looking for.

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