Best Dating Apps in 2020: Indian Dating Apps Added

This Quarantine, I explored a lot of dating apps available on Playstore just to make the right decision on which one I should stick—sharing my experiences, only to help someone like me to make a better decision.

13th May 2020
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The online trend of dating in India is increasing every day. Especially during these times when the whole world is locked inside their homes, working online, studying online, meeting friends online then why not dating online?


It’s definitely not a good idea to spend this period alone just studying/working and Netflixing. It’s good to have someone to talk to especially if you are away from your homes and living alone. Staying alone for a long time, especially when you are not allowed to go out and meet people, can affect your mental health. Symptoms like panic attacks and depression are seen among the people since they are inside their houses for a long time.


So what can we do to cheer up ourselves? Talking? Yes, we are doing that. Long lost school friends, college friends, gully cricket friends, hostel roommates, called everyone. Daily called parents, thrice, just to let them know that we are absolutely doing fine and are safe.


But still, being an extrovert, I felt so lonely sometimes because I was not able to go out, meet new people, and have a conversation with strangers. So my friend suggested to me why don’t I use some dating apps? Honestly, at first, I laughed at this suggestion! But then she said that I can use them as a medium to interact with new people, without leaving my home. The best part? I don’t have to go out and meet them for verification! (No matter how much I enjoy meeting new people, I prefer meeting them accidentally and not after making any fixed date for a meeting)


After giving it a thought, I finally opened the Play-store and installed the following apps. Read the reviews to make sure which app suits your personality:


1. OkCupid (Category: Casual-Dating) (Since 2010)

  • I used this app for a week or two. It was a very easy and long login process for signing up. I enjoyed answering them as based on my responses, I was going to see matches
  • Simple Messaging Interface
  • Virtual Dating Feature Available
  • Local Dating Feature Available. This helps you to meet people nearby you
  • Paid Version: Advance Search Filters, No Ads, See who likes you without liking them



2. Tinder (Category: Hook-up) (Since 2013)

  • I knew about this app for a long time. It just asks for your basic information to log in and then you are good to go
  • A huge variety of options available, which can be confusing because you are not sure if they share the same interest as yours
  • You can boost your profile for more visibility
  • Super Likes to stand out from the crowd
  • Great app for Hook-ups, I doubt about any serious relationship
  • I came across a few bot profiles and fake profiles, it’s sad to see people misusing the features and hampering the experience of other users as well
  • Paid Versions: Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold
  • Tinder Passport: Chat with Singles from any corner of the world



3. Happn (Category: Hook-up) (Since 2014)

  • It is a must-try for you if you have a crush in your locality or someone with whom you just crossed paths. I tried to find a person, unfortunately, he was not using this app
  • This app shows profiles of every individual in your area
  • You can like a profile. They will come to know only if they like you back
  • If you send a message, they will receive a notification (Just in case you want to go bold)
  • Paid Version: Advance filters to see profiles of your preference



4. Tantan (Category: Hook-up) (Since 2014)

  • It is similar to Tinder’s UI made by Chinese Developers
  • I liked the privacy of this app. Once I share my contact list, they won’t be able to see my profile
  • Break The Ice Feature: There are a series of witty questions that you can ask your match to understand them better
  • You can follow “Life Moments Feature” only of your match
  • Though there are many options available, a very few of them will match your preference
  • Paid Version: Unlimited profile likes, changing location



5. Quack Quack (Category: Hook-up) (Since 2014)

  • They are using 2 verification methods: Phone Number or Facebook Profile
  • High Quality Verified Real Profiles are present on this platform
  • Subscription is required to chat with any person when you are a match



6. Woo (Category: Hook-up) (Since 2014)

  • This App puts Women First to make them feel secure and comfortable in Online Dating World
  • Woo Phone Feature: Available only to women, they can place their calls directly from the app without disclosing their number or any personal details
  • Woo Secret: Personal details of women (Name, Location, Number) remains confidential
  • Woo Same: Find individuals who share the same interest as you with the help of “Interest Tags”
  • Woo Answer: Give Creative Answer to the Fun Question and get discovered even faster
  • Woo Plus: Paid Plan for Extra Features



7. TrulyMadly (Category: Casual-Dating) (Since 2014)

  • Incognito Mode: Chat with only those people whom you have liked meaning, your profile is present but not visible to additional individuals
  • Trust Score: Multiple Verification (Facebook, LinkedIn, Phone Number, Photo ID) to increase the score after submission
  • Referral: Ask your friends to refer your profile to increase the Trust Score
  • Sparks: Start chatting with anyone without waiting for their like back
  • Security: Your profile pictures are super safe because nobody can take a screenshot of it neither can they download
  • Paid Version: Select. Access to some cool features like compatibility quiz, No-Ad, and much more



8. Coffee Meets Bagel (Category: Casual-Dating) (Since 2015)

  • Not just Hook-Up but Find your Real Date
  • A limited number of matches per day
  • Curated Matches Every Noon — You Get 24 Hours to interact with a person and get to know them
  • Conversation with your bagel will expire after eight days
  • Smart filters that allow sorting based on religion, ethnicity and more



9. Aisle (Category: Casual-Dating) (Since 2015)

  • Relationship — Focused
  • Made for Indian Singles
  • Lengthy Verification Process to eliminate fake profiles
  • Verification Time 1–2 Days
  • I faced a few technical issues in this app where the filters were not working as promised
  • Paid Version: Smart Filters



10. Bumble (Category: Friendship/Relationships) (Since 2018)

  • Provides a 3-in-1 feature — Dating, Socializing, and Networking
  • Women have to make the first move once a match is made
  • Preference-Based Matchmaking
  • Profiles seem to be Authentic and Genuine compared to other platforms
  • Paid Version: More Matches and Boosting Visibility
  • Saw a review in Play store that said Poor Customer Service (though I never faced this issue, still thought of sharing it here)




11. GoGaga (Category: Serious Relationships) (Since 2018)

  • One-Step Login Using Facebook Account
  • If you try to join using a fake FB Profile, then you won’t see any genuine match
  • Profiles are based on People from your extended (Facebook) Friend Circle
  • Number of matches are based on your number of Facebook Friends
  • You need to ask for verification from your friend before chatting with any individual. This is a very innovative way to eliminate any fake profile as none of your friends will approve you to go on a date with someone whom even they don’t know
  • Matchmaker Mode: You can match two of your single friends. In this mode, your profile won’t be visible to someone who is looking for a partner
  • Spin A Wheel: Ai — Driven Matches, Spin Using Flames
  • Spin is available after every 60 minutes so you don’t just keep swiping on the profile but also spend some time interacting with them
  • Flames can be earned by referring friends or matching two single friends
  • No paid Version: Just a Facebook account and you are good to go. Yes, you read it right, all the features in this app are FREE!




Hope this article helps you to choose your dating app based on your personality and requirement!

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