Gone are the days when people used to depend upon common friends to approach their crush. Today, the buzz word amidst people who are looking forward to find true love is ‘Mobile-Love’. The smartphones have become bonafide Love-Gurus for people of this social media frenzy generation. In the age of iOS and Android, perhaps love can be found on your 6 Inch companion (no pun intended) that too on the go. You just have to have a right dating app or to say dating apps on your phone. Here’s a list of best dating apps in India which could potentially lead you to true love or your soul mate.
Tinder is a free dating app which first burst into limelight due to its easy interface and hassle free profile creation process. Launched in 2012, Tinder gave its users an interesting swipe ‘right’ or ‘left’ option to accept or reject a potential match respectively. The app uses Facebook profile for signing up and creating user profile. Tinder lets you fetch your best pictures from Facebook along with other interests and passions. Once a profile creation process is complete, users can anonymously browse profiles for potential matches. The coolest part about Tinder is it takes rejection off the table and emphases on privacy and least initial emotional investment.
Unlike Tender which suggests potential match from a few miles, happn dating app reduces the perimeter even further. This love finding app “discover the people you’ve crossed paths with, the people you like, [and] the people you’d like to find again.”
At the time of opening of this app user is greeted with a collection of possible partners whom you’ve physically crossed paths with through your day. If both individuals like each-others profiles, it creates a ‘Crush’. Once you got your crush, you can start your conversation with your partner. In a recent update, happn also integrated music to sweeten date finding experience. Now users can share their favorite songs through their profile or directly with their Crushes.
Woo is another dating app which is quite popular among Indians. The app promises to help you find and meet people who share similar lifestyle and interests, and are looking for meaningful relationships. Woo too uses Facebook data to create a basic profile for every user. To find out best matches for the user, it requests them to fill few more details in its profile like taste related to music, sports and fitness, cuisine etc.
Next on our list of best dating smartphone apps in India is TrulyMadly dating & matchmaking app. The app is a brainchild of Founders of Makemytrip and Letsbuy. The App boasts the fact that it uses critically designed algorithms and not mere horoscopes to find dates for its users. Unlike other dating apps, TrulyMadly has some peculiar features. It claims to be super safe as users can’t download or take a screenshot of pictures of fellow users. It verifies user account with Facebook, LinkedIn and phone numbers. Like Linkedin here too you can seek an endorsement from your friends. So are you ready to meet like-minded singles with TrulyMadly?
The late entrant in the Indian Dating app business is Aisle. It claims to be different like its name. Following its name, it take a mid-way path to dating and matrimony app. Aisle follows a membership (free) model, where each man has to apply for it. On the basis of membership application details, the Aisle team verifies all users. Only after the verification one can connect with a closed community of handpicked, urban, like-minded Indians from around the world.
In general, people use such dating and matchmaking apps to meet interesting people, make new friends and to meet a prospective life partner. However, it takes more than a profile to know someone for what he/she actually is and what their intentions are. So before sharing anything too personal or talking relationship to another level (getting intimate) try and verify as many details as possible. Be patient, be safe. Happy dating!
Last but not the least ekCoffee is a slightly hatke app which comes with a more socialist approach. Unlike most of the above mentioned apps, ekCoffee encourages people for real conversations rather than wasting time by swiping left and right. The app with its group based activities gives opportunity to socialize with other singles in the city to engage real conversations which might end up in a serious date.
This post has been updated on Feb 2017