Best Dating App Overall

Why People Love it

  • Best dating app for all kinds of relationships
  • Women have to make the first move so it takes the pressure off of men
  • Small learning curve if you've used other dating apps


Quality: At the end of 2016, Bumble had 800 million matches—not too shabby of a number. And with the platform being so female-friendly, you’re probably going to have a higher chance of meeting someone of substance here than any other of the best dating apps on this list.

Ease of Use: Because Bumble makes use of the swipe left and swipe right functionality that most dating apps these days use, there should be no issue getting the hang of liking or passing on a match. However, Bumble uses a swipe-up to scroll through user photos—which can cause confusion for some Tinder users who swipe up for super likes.

Price: Bumble is free to use. However, Bumble Boost will give you access to more features like rematching with someone after 24 hours elapses. You can also buy Bumble Coins to access special features like Super Swipes.

Although most of the best dating app reviews will say that Bumble is on the list because it’s similar to Tinder, we’d have to disagree. While the functionality may be similar, Bumble is a much friendlier place to look for a date as it puts the majority of power into the hands of its female users; giving you time to kick back and wait for them to swipe right on your profile and send a message.

There is a 24-hour limit on your initial interactions with potential dates. So if you should happen to be on vacation or she happens to be out of office on a business trip and that 24 hours lapse, you could potentially miss out on a great connection (unless you pay for it).

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