Valentine’s day is here and the unsinkable feeling of being single yet again this year might be both daunting and depressing. If you want to no longer be single and look out for that loved one, then internet is the most easy way to do it. Regardless if you are familiar with online dating or not, the current age has numerous dating apps out of which you would not know which to choose.

While there is no hard and fast rule to these apps, you could say almost all of them function in a much similar manner with very minor differences. They all have the common working mechanism of having to first download the app after which you create your very own profile and update it with photos and short bio/description. Based on your profile the app would search suitable matches and if both swap likes then you would be able to start private discussions.

We have come up with a list of dating apps for you that can help you in finding that special right person to spend your Valentine’s day with!

1.Tinder

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Tinder is one of the world’s most famous dating apps with a huge user base. It gets connected with your facebook account immediately after signing up. It’s quick and no agonising over a profile for hours. Simply swipe right if you like a profile and left if you don’t. Once you match with the swiped person, you get the option to start messaging and take it further from there on. With a massive 25 million member user base, over 1 million paid Tinder Plus subscribers, it caters to young singles looking for casual dates.

2.Ok Cupid

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OkCupid is a free online dating site that has an excellent algorithm for matching partners. Matches are identified by your profile and your responses to a series of fun questions generated by other members. Each match question is made up of four parts:the question, the answers you’re willing to accept from your matches, a rating of how important the answer is to you, and an optional explanation of your response. OkCupid is still one of the top dating sites because of its logical approach to making matches. The math that goes into each suggested coupling increases your chances for a real connection, and the related app makes it possible to stay in the loop at all times.

3.Coffee meets Bagel

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Coffee meets bagel is a mobile only platform dating app which is filled with helpful tips, hand-held communication options, and provides a limited number of matches each day. The app links to your facebook account and sends you 1 match with high compatibility everyday at noon. Once you get the match you have a 24 hour time to message and interact, if no interaction is made the bagel disappears. Unlike most other dating apps this one focuses more on the quality of the matches being made to ensure better relationship success rate.

4.Hinge

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Essentially Hinge was just like it’s competition but with the benefit of being able to choose your location at no extra cost. But now Hinge has overhauled its platform entirely and now stands out by its limited informative feature. Here users are presented with 10 stories (profiles) everyday where users read and get know about others before jumping into the whole dating phase.This certainly proves to be  one of the apps that is focused at providing serious matches rather than just make it a game.

5.Match

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Match is one of those old school dating apps that is still out there in the app market. Once you create your account, you are then asked to answer a series of questions. Once you have answered them, the app has a feature called Discover, which helps in finding matches based on your location and similarity in the answers. If look at it closely the majority of the user base consists of older people. So if you are old and looking to find some love this is definitely the right place for you to be.

6.Bumble

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Bumble provides a very different approach to the dating app phenomena, being the new comer in the block. Here the first move has to be made by the girl. This role reversal in comparison to other apps is an interesting one. Once two people have mutually swiped right (or “liked”) each other, the girl has 24 hours to reach out and start the conversation. Although if a guy really has his heart set on a girl who is yet to contact him, he can select her once a day and add an extra 24 hours onto the clock in hopes that she will send a flirty message and begin the potential love affair. Bumble’s search settings are quite similar to that of Hinge, but it only allows 6 picture of yourself on your profile in addition to your job title and place of employment, education, and a tagline to share something jazzy about yourself in 300 characters or less.

7.Tastebuds

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If you are a music fan and feel like you want to find someone with whom you could connect via your similar musical interests then Tastebuds is the right place for you. After downloading the app you are presented with a profile where you add your favourite music artists. It also gathers information about your musical preferences from the facebook likes and the likes in your itunes library. Based on similar musical tastes you are listed with daily matches. Rather than sending flirty messages or cheesy pick up lines, you can simply send them a song, a rather much different approach for the shy people who like to convey via music!

8.Score

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Score is a fun way to get to know someone a little before deciding if you want to spend time chatting with them, let alone go on a blind date with them. On Score, you will answer a series of questions. When a match has similar answers, the higher you both “score” in terms of similarity the more features you unlock between each other. Significantly most of the questions you answer are related to who you are and what you like. So you can say behind the scenes matches are made based on the similarity of your personality and what interests you.

9.Happn

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If you ever crossed paths with a stranger and keep coming across them everyday but unable to make a move, then Happn is the right App for you. It only shows those who are near you and those you’ve crossed paths with or regularly come across. Happn lets you find the person you’d like to find again in sort of a very uncreepy way. You like the person you crossed path with (rest assured they wont know until they like you back!) and once they like you, you can start messaging them and take things further from there.

10.Fliqpic

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Fliqpic is a classy dating app which is free for everyone. Although very recently launched with some spectacular features, the user base community is still low in the app. One of the most striking feature is the live video chat option which allows you to have a heightened interactive session with your match. The match is made based on similarities in the answers provided to the questionnaires. Although the number of users is less you can say here its more of quality over quantity, if you are looking for a serious relationship then this is the right place to be.

11.Tindog

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The name says it all, its Tinder for Dogs! Well thats right, finding a match for your canine friend would certainly make them happy, so why not? Tindog is aimed at finding matches for your dogs, simply enter the dogs age, sex and breed and upload the picture of your dog. Then its simply the same game as it is in tinder, swipe right and left until you find that long awaited match for your four legged friend. There is also information about the dogs owner and their photo so there is a chance that maybe it might just not be your dog who first someone after all!

12.Once

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Once is a free online dating app which as the name suggests gives a matching profile once in a day. If both of the matches like each other then they have 24 hour time period to send the initial message. Not doing so would end up resulting in loss of the match. The user base in once is comparatively less but is of high quality hence interaction may not be that common. If you aren’t interested in dating or relationships very seriously but would like to take your own pace and go at it slowly then once would be a good choice.  

13.Align

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Align is a bit different from the mainstream swiping apps, its unique approach is a bit deeper than looks or religion or your job, its based on astrological signs and makes matches based on your star sign. It is easy to download and you can simply log in using your facebook account. Based on your star sign users are asked to pick 6 emojis/personalities which closest match you.  The app then sends out 5 matches everyday based on your astrology and personality match. Of the matches sent, if you click align then both will be able to communicate with each other and take things further from there.

14.At first sight

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At First Sight revolutionizes the traditional online dating platforms by replacing the questionnaire-based matches with video profiles of its users. The video profile ensures At First Sight members really get to know their matches before deciding whether or not they’re truly compatible. A mutual interest enables the video chat function, giving users a chance to meet face-to-face without the pressure of setting a date in real life. Available in the USA at first sight focuses on age groups in 20,30 and 40.

15.Pure

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Pure is an mobile hookup app full of people who supposedly want the same thing as you, and it makes a point not to mix business (or anything else) with pleasure. It is the casual dating app that focuses on two words : right now. The app uses your GPS location to find people with similar needs around you so you could hook-up. It’s a fast and real life approached method that they have adapted towards dating. Although on the hind sight the app is not free to use, it costs monthly 11.99$ , you could say this is the least of all places you could find meaningful relationships.

16.How about we

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How about we is both a dating app and a website aimed at couples and dating for singles. The app is interesting and has a unique concept to it, the users caption their profile picture by starting with “how about we..” and then describing what their ideal date idea would be  or the initial thing they would want to do together with their match. This gives an idea of meeting up with like minded people and insight about their personalities. The filtering options also allow you to shortlist your kind of the right person.

17.High there

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High there is an unconventional approach towards dating. It serves as being the community for potheads and cannabis lovers. The idea  sprang up when most of the dating app users had their dates come to an end when expressing their involvement with it. So the app was designed to not just serve as a dating medium just for potheads but also to make friends and provide support to those who need it by reaching out.

18.Clover

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Clover provides an ideal dating platform with lot of features ideal for short fiery flames to long lasting relationships.The app has all the goodies of single-feature dating apps mixed into one, including a like or pass section – with the added ability to chat without choosing either -, a brilliantly designed date planning section, a Meetup-style open mixer section, with the ability to start your own mixers, a multimedia-filled messaging section, and an informative, yet not overwhelming profile section. With its large user base, going unnoticed or not being able to find your valentine would be highly unlikely.

19.Her

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Her is a dating app exclusively meant for women who love women. HER’s modern hybrid of dating and social networking is a refreshing break from the pressure to hook-up with that embodies of some competitors. Your profile on HER can be as simple or as in-depth as you want it to be: just add a textbox like you would a picture and write away. With the increasing awareness and open LGBT community growing, Her looks to be serving the new kind of  generation by giving them their own space.

20.Be linked

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BeLinked is a dating application with a rather career oriented approach to dating. Its matches are made by using LinkedIn’s membership to identify and highlight a person’s career industry. BeLinked draws from this database to bring career-driven professionals together. The app doesn’t stop at just your love life. It’s an interactive network where users can suggest matches for their friends at the press of the button. Prominently displaying a person’s job and educational background, this mobile dating network offers high-quality dating prospects for users of all ages and demographics.

21.Love flutter

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Loveflutter, for “Quirky People and Places,” will help you find matches in your area not through superficial photos, but through a superficial 140-character statement meant to sum up how unique you are. As it turns out, judging people based off a 140-character, the carefully crafted statement is no less shallow than judging them off of a photo. Loveflutter doesn’t just help you find a potential match, but, also prompts you with suggestions of where to actually meet. It does this by making use of data from location-based search.

22.Lively

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Lively is a dating app for those who often have trouble choosing their profile picture. Here users are made to create short videos on what they do normally. This gives those who view them a perspective on their interests and would sync with those whom they have similar interests or oes which users like. Based on your profile information everyday every user is given a particular set of matches which they can choose to pass or like. When two users like each other they can begin interacting. Based on your daily active logins the users are provided with more number of matches.

23.Siren

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Siren was found by women to battle against the swiping trend which objectified women. The app focuses on people answering set of questions which are given to you after you sign up. Among your answers you would be able to see the answers provided by other users as well. Users have the option to like the answers if they found it intriguing or funny and can connect with them if they feel interested. The app allows users to blur their photo before they can make connection. This makes the app users to connect with people entirely based on what personality/thinking sense they have and not just by swiping right and left based on how they look.

24.MiCrush

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MiCrush was made to cater exclusively for the lantinos, captioned “Chat with Latino singles in your area”, MiCrush ims at making latinos connect with the people from their desired ethnic group. The filter feature present in the app allows you to choose the region, religion and cultural preferences that you prefer and sends matches accordingly. The app which is available in three languages English, Spanish and Portuguese allows users to send out a message to another user regardless whether they liked you or not. If you dont like such an option or troubled by someone specific , you can simply switch to incognito mode and not worry anymore.

25.The League

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The League identifies itself as the new in town dating app that would take dating on a whole new level. Created by stanford grad, the app was churned out after its founder had faced series of disappointments in the then present dating apps. When you sign in for the league, you get synced with facebook and linkedin and after thorough profile analysis you would be selected to be part of the app. Seeing how details matter the most, you will come across only genuine ambitious people in the league, and if you do selected, inactivity would get you kicked out of the app and your account being void.

26.Adventurely

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Adventurely is more of a companion search app for an adventure who might become possibly a date rather than a full on dating app. The app although currently in New York and Brooklyn is aimed at finding partners to do something if you are new to the city and meet someone to show around you or if you have nobody to go the event. After signing up users are asked to update their profile followed by what event they have in mind to attend to. The user fills in the number of days available to wait for a match and the app matches people with similar interests with whom you can start texting and planning your adventure.

27.Badoo

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Badoo is more of a social discovering site focused on dating. Its aimed at focusing on people who are looking for a social group of friends for companionship or  relationship. It’s a freemium app meaning that its free to use with certain premium features for which you might have to pay. Users can sign in via facebook and upload pictures and update their profiles. The location based social app helps users find people in and around the area who share the same interests. The app has been successful much more than other comparative dating sites mainly due to not being prescriptive.

28.Cheers

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Cheers is a fancy dating app that allows users  to get a first round of free complimentary drinks when you match up with someone on a date. The app has partnered with Absolut elyx and gives those users who go out to nearby bar a free round of drink in its trademark copper pineapple. Although it wants to focus on dating, the app is also widely used to find friends and a fellow drink buddy to explore a new bar. Having both sides to it, the app which previously partnered with Fireball, allows users to go through profiles who share the same interest as you and once you hit the drinks button you can start up a group and discuss and make plans in regard to the meet up and plan out the drinking.

29.Hello Truly

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Boasting itself as the icebreaker for two people to start a conversation, Hello Truly helps users to find someone with similar interests in person and have a conversation with them in reality than online. Basically after signing up for hello truly, you enter your preferences, likes and interests. Once that is done, the app works entirely based on location. When a user is around the proximity of a local mall or restaurant or bookstore and checks in, the app pushes notification to the user if any match checked in their proximity so the user could meet the match and begin an in person conversation, having similar interests makes it easier to be an ice breaker.

30.Sweatt

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Dating app for the fitness community would be the right way to coin Sweatt. The app was created with the mindset that great dates and relationships can be made possible only with people who are disciplined, confident and motivated. It matches users based on the type of fitness, diet and workout timing. The users need not opt for someone with similar preference but as long as they are committed to the fitness lifestyle, they are sure to find a partner here. The app has a waiting list as well to ensure no fake profiles are included in it and if a user is inactive for more than 21 days then that user would be automatically removed.

31.The Grade

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Grade was launched with the goal of creating a space that was free of creeps, and therefore more hospitable to women. The whole idea behind the app is to let humans dictate the ratings and not a machine algorithm. Although this idea might sound vindictive, the feedback questions asked to the users is mostly about their quality and experience. Their statistics have revealed 85% of the feedbacks have been positive. Overall the app is surprisingly rewarding to use, and is actually quite useful for any online dater to try in order to see how they can improve their online dating.

32.Zoosk

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Zoosk’s advanced matchmaking technology learns users’ preferences as they interact with potential matches, models their behavior, and uses the info it gathers to continuously improve subsequent suggestions. This results in better matches for singles on Zoosk. With more than 35 million users, the app available in more than 25 languages allows users to reply to emails sent by premium members, meaning that premium/paid members can contact any member and receive a reply. On an overall its an app that tries hard to make dating easier for you.

33.Raya

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Raya is an app that brings elite people in the creative industries together. It prides itself on being a place for ‘famous people’ to mingle and meet. Nick named as the tinder for celebrities, amongst the members’ of Raya have been famous faces such as Kelly Osbourne, Lilly Allen, Courtney Love, Moby, Raven Simone’ and Matthew Perry. Raya works with linking your Instagram account. How popular you are and how many followers you have obtained is the biggest deciding factor as to who gets accepted by the Raya Team. The presenting problem is that Raya is too exclusive and geared mainly towards the rich and famous. If one is recommended to the application process by a current Raya member, they must remember that it isn’t cheap, and that there is no guarantee of finding a mate.

34.Surge

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Surge sells itself as “the best gay dating app” and yes as far as technology goes it is the simpler of the apps out there. It simply shows 1 profile picture for you, shows you people around you and lets you input basic information about who you are and what you are looking for. Now because it is not location based it’s also very handy for those that want “a quick hook up” and nothing more. Hence there are a lot of guys on there that are after one thing and one thing only. Essentially you can call it a Gay specific Tinder.

35.Dine

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Foodie looking for a partner and casual dinner date? Then Dine is probably the perfect dating app for all food lovers and dinner daters. After filling out a profile, you pick three restaurants or bars (there’s Yelp integration) where you’d want to go on a date. Dine then shows you 2-5 people per day, and which places they chose, and you can request to go on a date there. Once you send someone a date request, and they accept, a chat box opens so you can get some sense of whether you have any chemistry. But the act of having the restaurant or bar right there at the start makes it feel much of an icebreaker.

36.Quickflirt

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If you enjoy flirting and online dating, then quick flirt is definitely meant for you. The site offers a host of features to its users including search, profile viewing, sending winks and flirts, sharing emails and even engaging in video chats with other members.If you are the kind of person who loves to tease and please a lot, then this website will definitely appeal to you. You can use their dating and flirting features to reveal your naughty side. In a nutshell, if you want to build the right connections and enjoy online dating and flirting then don’t look any further than quickflirt.

37.Jaumo

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Jaumo, is a free dating app that allows you to connect with people around the world to chat, flirt, and possibly even meet in person. After filling out your profile and providing as much (or as little) information as you like, you can start browsing profiles. You can do this without uploading a profile picture and you can even reply to incoming messages without a profile picture. Overall, Jaumo doesn’t cost anything to try out and while there really isn’t anything earth-shattering about the app, it is a solid performer in this space.