12 most used dating apps in 2022

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Elia Tabuenca García
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With so many dating apps available, it can be difficult to decide which one to use. To help with this mission, we've gathered here the 12 most used dating apps to find your soulmate or just meet new people.

Remember: sharing personal information with strangers is not recommended. And, if you make a date, arrange it in a public place with a lot of movement.

tinder

Tinder is probably the first one that comes to mind when thinking about dating apps. It was the service that made famous the option to swipe right if you like someone and swipe left if you don't.



One of the advantages is precisely the popularity, which guarantees a great diversity of users. You can filter who you want to meet according to gender, age and distance. If two people are interested in each other, a match takes place.

Then they can chat via text message and video call to get to know each other better. The app offers the profile verification tool, as a way to prove that its users are real and not fakes.

  • tinder (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS | web

happn

happn's proposal is to allow you to find interesting people who have crossed your path in the app. Maybe you'll find the guy you always see on the bus or the girl who ran alongside you at the gym there.

For this, both must have the application installed on their cell phone and need to pass through the same place at some point. To show interest, you must like the profile. If the attraction is mutual, they can chat via text and video call.


The service also offers an account verification option to confirm that your profile is real.


  • happn (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Badoo

One of the pioneers in the dating service, Badoo defines itself as a social network to connect people. The service allows you to find suitors nearby or swipe left or right to choose your match.

To ensure users' safety, it offers the option to view only verified profiles as genuine. In addition, it automatically detects inappropriate photos and notifies who will receive the content of the content. So you can decide whether you want to see it or not.

  • Badoo (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS | web

Bumble

Bumble is an app to meet people, whether for a romantic relationship or just friendship. At Bumble Date, women take the first step. After the match, the chat only starts if they send a message.

If the connection is between users of the same gender, the two have up to 24 hours to chat. In Bumble BFF, what's at stake is just friendship. Just activate the desired mode after downloading the app.

The suggested combinations take into account the interests and preferences of the profiles. Contact can be made by text, audio or video.

  • Bumble (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS | web

LivU


LivU makes finding people more dynamic. The app shows who is online and, if you want to talk to someone, a video or voice conversation is started right away. You can filter the display of users by gender and country.


The extra features are another differential of the service, which offers real-time translation of text messages and also of the audio of the calls. This allows you to communicate with men and women from different countries even without knowing another language.

There are also options for beautification filters, stickers and even to send virtual gifts.

  • LivU (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Grindr

Most apps offer the option to meet people of the same gender. But Grindr was specifically designed for gay, transgender, bisexual and queer men.

The service allows you to find nearby users and filter profiles according to your preferences. You can ask to see only who is currently online, only who has a photo, among other options.

If two users like each other, they go to the app's chat. There, they can exchange text and voice messages, as well as share images and videos.

  • Grindr (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Here

Her defines itself as an app “built by and for lesbian and queer women”. The service allows you to filter applicants by distance and age. But the app goes beyond dating and works with a kind of social network.


You can share, read, like and comment on content, as well as stay on top of LGBTQIA+ parties happening nearby. If it's compromised, you don't need to leave the app. Just turn on Dating Mode to make it clear that you're just looking for new friends.

To avoid men who think they are smart and create fake profiles, it offers account verification feature to ensure that its users are real.


  • Here (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Ablo

Ablo is not an app specifically aimed at dating, but it lets you meet people from all over the world, literally. Users are connected randomly, only being able to choose the region in the paid version.

As the conversation progresses, new features are released, such as the video call option. The best thing is that you don't need to know any other language, because the application translates everything in real time.

  • Ablo (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Steel

Look at the irony: Azzar can bring luck to find someone special. The app allows you to connect with other users through random video calls. To help you relax, assorted fun filters are available.

It is also possible to limit the region and gender of the displayed profiles. It is not necessary to know how to speak other languages, after all, the program translates text messages in real time.

Did you like the conversation and want to get to know the person better? Just like the profile. If the feeling is mutual, they can continue talking via text or video in the app's chat.

  • Steel (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

AntiLand: Anonymous Chat Rooms

AntiLand can be the ideal option for the most shy or those who are not sure if they want to venture into dating apps. In-app conversations are completely anonymous.

The user identifies himself only through a nickname and an avatar. To interact with other people, you must participate in the various thematic groups, which function as a kind of virtual forum.

Add users you sympathize with to contacts. If accepted, they can start exchanging private messages. From there it is up to the two to decide whether or not to reveal their identities.

  • AntiLand: Anonymous Chat Rooms (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Lovely

Lovely is a dating app that stands out for being completely free. All you have to do to get access to all the features is watch some ads.

The user can set the view of suitors according to gender, age and region where they live. If they match, they can chat in a private chat, where they can exchange text messages and photos.

  • Lovely (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android

Perfect match

With more than two decades of experience, Par Perfeito promises to help users find new love without leaving home. To have more chances, you must inform at least 5 interests.

You can make the search even more precise with using preference filters. There are from gender and age, to indicate if you prefer someone without children, who likes cinema, etc.

Then accept or reject the profiles that appear. If it matches, it means that the two like each other and will be able to chat via text or video message. Don't forget to check out the Tops of the Day section, where the people that the app's algorithm thinks are the best fit for you are displayed.

  • Perfect match (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS | web

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