Dating online? Check out our top 5 dating apps

The internet shook up the dating scene in a big way and now smartphone apps are taking it to the next level! If you’re new to the world of apps, Broadband Genie have a handy guide here to get you started. If not, let’s dive straight into some of the best dating apps out there!

OkCupid

Android/iOS – Free

OkCupid is one of the most popular online dating services thanks to its unique approach of asking you a series of questions to match you with people with similar interests and personalities. The OkCupid app adds in a broadcast feature with searches for other users in the local area.

Plenty Of Fish

Android/iOS – Free

Plenty of Fish is a busy dating site, and the app reflects this with features to help you track down other PoF users in the same location, but also usefully providing you with tips on good date ideas nearby.

Tagged

Android/iOS – Free

Tagged boasts a huge userbase of over 300 million people and aims to make meeting new people fun and easy by using a built-in game to connect you with others. It also provides location matching, and it’s free to use and send messages.

Badoo

Android/iOS – Free

This is currently one of the most popular apps on any mobile platform. It’s a social network focused on meeting new people and thanks to the rapidly expanding number of users it’ll be easy for you to find someone wherever you are. Not only great for dating it’s also ideal if you’ve just moved to a new area and want to find some new friends or interests.

Tinder

iOS – Free

This clever iOS app tries to help with the awkwardness of a first date by helping you to find someone who you might have a better connection with by using your Facebook location, friends and interests. Once you’ve found a match you can ‘Like’ them through the app, and if they respond in kind you can take things further from there.

Mollie Goodfellow contributes on behalf of www.broadbandgenie.co.uk, the consumer advice site for broadband, tablets and smartphones

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