Online dating has become a widely popular way to meet people especially for those of you who are too busy to get out and mingle. Additionally, online dating apps make it easier to screen and search potential dates for aspects and traits that you desire. Or, they can make it easier to find that hot date you desire. If you are looking to try out online dating, then check out our list of the best online dating apps for the iPhone and iPad.
The best iPhone and iPad apps for dating
9 May 2017, by Christine Pamintuan
Clover is a great addition to the dating app niche as it quickly introduces you to new people. It’s a free dating app that allows you to set up dates with matches, join mixers to meet other people, find local single events and meetups, view full screen photos of people, powerful search tools to find potential matches, organize potential dates, chat for free, add photos or social media, and so much more. The app prides itself on being fast and helping people to swipe less and date more. The free version of this app has many great features. There is a premium version that has some additional features that might just be what you need to find the perfect date.
- Free dating app, Fastest app to find dates
- Join online or offline singles’ events
- Powerful search tools, Chat for free, Organize potential dates
- Post up to 100 profile pictures, Full screen viewing of pics
- In-app purchase for Premium Version with more great features
Skout is a fantastic app to meet new people near your or from around the world. With just one tap, you can get connected to millions of people and expand your social network or circle of friends. There are preference options when looking to meet people. You can browse profiles and pictures, save your favorite users, get updates from users, chat with others, see who checked you out, send gifts to others and more. You can earn points to unlock premium features or choose one of the in-app purchases to obtain more points. There’s also the option for Skout’s premium subscription.
- Meet new people nearby or from around the world
- Browse profiles, See who checked you out, Chat
- Save favorite users, Get updates from them
- Buy and send gifts to others, Unlock premium features
- In-app purchases for coins and subscriptions
Here’s an app that’s touted as the #1 Social Network for meeting new people in the United States. It’s been featured in prominent outlets and claims to have over 100 million users. It’s your chance to meet people from all walks of life, talk about mutual interests, share life stories or possible find a romantic connection. There’s a premium service with levels of subscription prices that comes with auto-renewal. Meet new people nearby or afar and start chatting. Great for those of you that enjoy meeting new people or who are looking to expand your social circle.
- Over 100 million users chatting
- #1 Social Network for meeting new people
- Meet people that you have mutual interests with
- Meet new people that are nearby
- Subscription service with auto-renewal, In-app purchases
Jaumo has been creating a buzz with its growing popularity among users looking to meet new people for some chatting and potential dating. The app is free with in-app purchases for a VIP feature. Also, the app is anonymous and protects your personal information, giving you the control of when to divulge personal information. It does run in the background with GPS and can drain your battery. Users are raving over this chat/dating app and it’s probably time for you to check it out as well.
- Free dating and chat app
- Keeps personal info private
- Easily chat and meet others nearby
- App runs in background with GPS and can drain battery
- VIP in-app purchases
From childhood to adulthood, we’re all looking to make some friends. Friendable is a great app for you to meet new friends in your area. If you find someone interesting, or attractive, just swipe and make plans for a friendly date. The app wants you to focus on the connection and not all of the other anxieties and difficulties that are associated with dating. Set up your free profile, tap on a photo of someone you want to meet, chat through the app and then plan a date. It’s that simple, that quick and that fun. Subscription packages are required to get full access to all that this app has to offer.
- Make new friends in your area
- Quickly set up a new profile and easily search for others
- Chat with others and make plans for a date
- Add a video, photos and other details to your profile
- Subscriptions and other In-app purchases
SayHi to your next favorite chat and dating app. SayHi has some fun features that will make meeting new people in your area an enjoyable experience. You can interact with others by sending messages, emojis, voice messages, gifts, videos and pictures. Another feature that comes in handy is the message stats feature that allows you to see if your message has been read. There are additional plug-ins for this app that enhance your experience. SayHi also has in-app purchases and subscriptions. Download this app and you can SayHi to your next date.
- Easy, simple and fun to use
- Send gifts, messages, videos and photos
- Check the status of messages sent
- Additional plug-ins to enhance the experience
- In-app purchases
With millions of worldwide users, Down is making dating easier than ever. This app doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but, it does make dating simpler and hooking up easier. The app allows for 10 new people a day, gauge how hot you are compared to others, let others know right off the bat if you want to date or hook up, and get access to exclusive events. Sign-in with your Facebook so that people know you are a real person, start liking cute people nearby and just wait for someone to say they want to Get Down or Get Date with you. In-app purchases for full features.
- Choose to Get Down or Get Date with matches
- 10 attractive people per day
- Must have a Facebook profile
- See how hot you are compared to others
- In-app purchases for full features
Have you ever wanted to just talk to someone sitting next to you on the bus or in a coffee shop but were too afraid to speak? Badoo helps to alleviate this problem by showing you others who are nearby and on the app. So, if you see someone on Badoo in the same shop or club, reach out to them on Badoo and break the ice. Start chatting with someone right away and possibly meet your next serious relationship. There are different rates for subscriptions to this app. It’s easy to manage your subscription depending on how long you want to be a user for.
- Badoo makes it easier to “bump” into someone nearby
- Find out who’s near you to Badoo with
- Break the ice and start chatting with others
- Simple, quick and relaxing way to meet people
- Subscriptions and In-app purchases
This app is almost like a treasure hunt, hoping to run across someone in person that happens to have Happn. But when you do, it’s a lot of fun. When you come across someone else with this app, their profile will show up on your timeline. Check out those profiles whenever you have time to. It’s interesting to see how many times you have actually come across someone and to see where you crossed paths. Secretly like someone that you have crossed paths with. And, if they like you too, then a match is made – called a Crush. You can send a charm to get noticed if you prefer not to wait for a Crush. There are in-app purchases to access more features and make something happen.
- See others that you might have crossed paths with
- Check out profiles and secretly like them
- A mutual match will result in a crush
- Chat and send messages to your crush
- In-app purchases
Find your next hottie for the night with this Free Hookup app. What’s better than an app that can make hooking up easier? With just one click, you can have some “fun and love” for the night. Skip the endless chatting and go straight to the good stuff. There is a subscription service to fully access this app’s potential. So, if you are looking to hook up or have some fun for the night, this app could be a great option for you. Hot locals, free relationships, no judgment and plenty of fun.
- Skip the chatting
- Forget waiting forever for a response
- Find a hot local for the night
- More for hooking up and less for dating
- Subscription based service, Automatic renewals
This game set the tone for superficial connections based on someone’s looks. Hey, let’s be honest here, sometimes it’s all about the looks. Check out people nearby or find others that you have bumped into. Make yourself available for someone to “bump” into you. The newest version of this app requires a subscription and/or in-app purchases to access most of the main chatting features. It’s on par with other apps on this list. Manage your subscription and auto-renewals. Download today and search for your next hottie.
- Decide who’s Hot or Not
- See if you have bumped into anyone
- Make yourself available to be bumped into
- Connect and chat with new people in your area
- In-app purchases, Subscriptions with auto-renewal
This app makes it easy to meet people from all over the world via similar interests and sharing photos. It’s a safe platform for to make friends, modern day penpals, bored at home or work, trying to learn a new language, potentially traveling to a new place, or just enjoy meeting new people from different cultures. So, it provides more opportunities to connect with someone than a typical dating app offers. There are VIP packages that vary in price and duration. These subscriptions will enhance the overall experience of this app.
- Make new friends, penpals, dates and more
- Learn new languages, see new places and cultures
- Chat with others or share photos
- Great way to cure boredom and loneliness
- In-app purchases for VIP and to skip ads