5 Best Dating Apps For Android (No Tinder, OkCupid etc)

Yes, you are stuck indoors without any social life. No, you can’t go on a date right now. So, what’s the use of the best dating apps for Android? Think about this, there are millions of singles trapped indoors just like you. What are they doing in their free time? Reading, watching movies/series, learning something new or talking to their friends/family. They are as bored as you and they too are searching for some spice. Hence, they are more likely to use dating apps and even likelier to swipe right.

5 Best dating apps for Android

Facebook Dating

We start the best dating apps for Android list with one of the newer dating apps from a social media giant - Facebook Dating. Facebook utilises its understanding of your preferences to serve potential matches. Facebook Dating displays your Instagram posts in your dating profile. You can also add your Instagram followers to a ‘Secret Crush’ list. If someone on your list puts you on their list then it’s a match. Facebook also plans to show Facebook and Instagram Stories to Dating. You will not see the profiles of your Facebook Friends. It will not even show people with common friends. Additionally, you can block people from seeing your profile on Facebook Dating. There is no standalone app and Facebook Dating lives within the Facebook app.

Blindlee

Blindlee is a next-gen dating app that uses the power of video. It matches you with others based on age, location, hobbies etc. Then a three-minute ‘ice breaker’ video call takes place. The app even recommen ds topics for stress-free conversations. After the call, both parties can like or ignore the other person. Mutual match enables chat. Are you iffy about getting on a video call with a stranger? There are some safeguards to curb anxiety. Videos are 100% blurred at the beginning and female users can choose to reduce it to 75%, 50% or 25% based on the conversation. Video will shift the dating landscape as its tougher to edit live videos and fake who you are. Blindlee is surely one of the best dating apps for Android.

Zoosk Lively

Let’s shift gears from video calls to live trivia! Isn’t the dating landscape changing for good? But, will Live Trivia work? Let’s hear it from the horse’s mouth. “We learned something quite interesting, in that people had a struggle in terms of having an effective conversation. [So we thought] Let’s offer a game in which people can participate in a group video chat setting that allows them to not necessarily focus directly on each other,” Zoosk official website. “Games begin daily and 3 PM and 7 PM PT. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Join in at any time during that 30 minute period to be placed on a team and play! Your team will compete against other teams playing during that same 30 minute period,” Zoosk official website. After the trivia ends, users can video chat with their teammates or add them as friends. Zoosk is exciting and different!

Happn

Happn is a unique app that only serves profiles of people you have crossed in real-life. The goal is to be local at the micro-level and target common preferences like cafes, restaurants, gyms, bars or other locations. An interactive map displays people you’ve crossed paths with in the past seven days. Tap on a location and the app will show people who were within 250 meters of the selected location. You can select particular parts of the day when you don’t want the app to track your location. Happn never shows your real-time location. Now that you are locked indoors, Happn could find you matches in your neighbourhood. Happn is innovative and rightfully belongs to the best dating apps for Android list.

Qutie

Isn’t the name cute? Qutie is an excellent dating app for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Pansexual, Asexual, Queer, Non-binary and Intersex Individuals. The app is for those who are looking for meaningful relationships. It has a social aspect as well that lets you find friends rather than dates. Qutie has a news centre with all the latest happenings, gossips and insightful blogs. You can also create and find events in the app. Most of the features are free with a handful - video chat, who viewed my profile, advanced search options, instant messaging - are only available to Rainbow Members (premium subscribers). Qutie is one of the best dating apps for Android.

Jim has a bachelor in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds. When he is not writing tech articles he enjoys photography 📷 and traveling 🚂.