Which dating app is right for you? Use this guide to figure it out.

Online dating as the mainstream way to meet your partner isn't even news anymore. Nowadays, it's more shocking to say "We met at a bar" than " We met on Hinge ."
Looking for love online comes with (antiquated) clichés, nervousness , and catfish paranoia, but is waiting around to randomly meet your soulmate in public any better? 
According to this GQ article about Bumble , your chances of finding love on a night out in London are three in one million. (Don't hit us with "but that's not in the U.S." excuse. Meeting people is hard everywhere). We love reality TV like The Bachelor/The Bachelorette and Love Island as much as the next person, but we can't all put our full-time careers on hold to find a fiancé. Read more... More about Online Dating , Dating Apps , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Work Life





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BEST FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE OVER TINDER

Match


Everyone knows someone who's on Match — because it offers a fun-yet-serious alternative to sites that are too marriage-focused.


Free version: Yes


One month of Premium: $35.99


Three months of Premium: $19.99/month


Six months of Premium: $17.99/month


One year of Premium: $15.99/month











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BEST DATING APP FOR MILLENNIALS

Hinge


A great post-breakup app, Hinge is a thoughtful combo of Tinder's quick swiping and Match's relationship base.


Free version: Yes


One month of Hinge Preferred: $12.99


Three months of Hinge Preferred: $6.99/month


Six months of Hinge Preferred: $4.99/month











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BEST FOR LIBERAL PEOPLE

OkCupid


Multi-faceted matchmaking and its *woke* vibe help you meet like-minded individuals in a low stakes setting.


Free version: Yes


One month of A-List: $9.95/month


Three months A-List : $7.95/month


Six months of A-List: $6.95/month











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BEST FOR FINDING A SPOUSE

eharmony


Marriage-minded folks flock to eharmony for its success rate and its comprehensive compatibility score.


Free version: Yes


Six months of Premium: $59.90/month


One year of Premium: $35.90/month


Two years of Premium: $25.90/month











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BEST FOR FINDING A FRIEND WITH BENEFITS

Tinder


The swiping app we've all used at least once where you should be able to find a date within the hour.


Free version: Yes


One month of Tinder Plus: $14.99/month


Six months of Tinder Plus: $10/month


One year of Tinder Plus: $6.67/month











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BEST FOR ANONYMOUS HOOKUPS

Pure


The least obnoxious (and most hipster) hookup app guarantees anonymous booty calls, but needs more people.


Free version: Yes


One week: $14.99


One month: $29.99











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BEST FOR SHY GUYS AND CONFIDENT GIRLS

Bumble


Women are required to make the first move with this app, making it great for shy dudes.


Free version: Yes


One week of Boost: $8.99/week


One month of Boost: $24.99/month


Three months of Boost: $16.66/month


Six months of Boost: $13.33/month











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BEST FOR QUEER WOMEN

HER


Avoid creeps and fetishization on this queer women-only app that aims to be a safe space and a matchmaker.


Free version: Yes


One month of Premium: $14.99


Six months of Premium: $11.99/month


One year of Premium: $7.49/month











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BEST FOR QUEER MEN

Grindr


Putting "bi" in your profile might get you some hate here, but it's also a place to meet experienced men.


Free version: Yes


One month of Grindr XTRA: $14.99/month


Three months of Grindr XTRA: $10/month


Six months of Grindr XTRA: $8.50/month


Twelve months of Grindr XTRA: $6.50/month











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BEST FOR SETTING UP REAL DATES

Coffee Meets Bagel


Skip the constant inbox notifications with CMB's smaller user base and matches that the woman has already OK'd.


Free version: Yes


One month of premium: $34.99


Three months of Premium: $24.99/month


Six months of Premium: $19.99/month


One year of Premium: $14.99/month











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BEST FOR PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT ASTROLOGY

NUiT


A magical app that takes care of asking for someone's birth time, plus a truly special feature for queer people.


Free version: Yes











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BEST NON-SWIPING APP FOR NEWBIES

Zoosk


A full-scale dating site that puts you in control over an algorithm, though half of your matches may be bots.


Free version: Yes


One month of paid: $29.95/month


Three months of paid: $19.98/month


Six months of paid: $12.49/month











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BEST FOR PEOPLE WHOSE FRIENDS HATE THEIR EXES

Ship


Where single people with dating app burnout can get their friends to make matches for them.


Free version: Yes











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BEST FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT SOMETHING SERENDIPITOUS

Happn


If you loved the movie "Serendipity" or dream of having your own Missed Connection, then this is the app for you.


Free version: Yes


One month of paid: $20/month


Three months of paid: $16/month


Six months of paid: $12/month











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BEST DESKTOP HOOKUP SITE

AdultFriendFinder


Millions of down-for-anything users make AFF great for finding a fling, but it's as sketchy as it is sexy.


Free version: Yes


One month: $39.95


Three months: $26.95/month


One year: $19.95/month











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