Best Dating Apps in Singapore: Platforms for Casual Relationship Seekers to BTO Partner Hunters, Lifestyle News
Single life can be amazing, but sometimes you want to be taken to a great cafe or go out for a decadent dinner that isn’t with friends (or your mom).
While online dating is hypernormalized these days – a stranger’s gaze along Orchard Road is more spooky than romantic – matchmaking isn’t new, so apps may be the way to go.
If there are a lot of fish in the sea, you’ll need a map, whether you’re looking for a BTO-worthy catch or just someone for Free Willy. Here is our guide to the best dating apps in Singapore.
For meaningful relationships: Coffee Meets Bagel
Do you like to slow things down? Coffee Meets Bagel regulates your scan with just five potential matches (bagels) per day, prompting you to make more careful choices and reduce unwanted spam.
The app has its perks – you can first see if your “bagels” like you, and with a 60-40 female / male ratio on the platform, CMB has definitely become a female favorite.
With a limit of up to 21 suggested matches per day, this app inspires people to seek deeper connections through meaningful conversation … especially since you only have seven days to make a good impression before it expires. of your cat!
Download Coffee Meets Bagel here.
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For the young (at heart): OkCupid
Created by a group of Harvard math majors, who are also the founders of Student Life Saving SparkNotes, OkCupid is popular among young adults in Singapore.
Since the birds of a feather congregate, OkCupid has a long list of multiple choice questions that you can answer to find like-minded mates. This includes Singapore specific questions such as “Cocktail bar or kopitiam for the first date?” “And” Toast Box or Ya Kun? “
It is also in tune with the times with a “vaccination badge” to indicate your jab status. Like Tinder, you can boost your profile up to five times as many views, and see who has liked you before.
Download OkCupid here.
For all: Tinder
Synonymous with online dating, Tinder is the OG dating app. Simple to use and with a wide range of singles, it’s a no-brainer for anyone looking to get started – almost everyone gets started in online dating by downloading Tinder, in our experience.
However, with the popularity, many fake accounts on the platform can hurt your dating experience. The second caveat would be the large number of people who are only looking for overnight stays or, well, Netflix and chill.
Unless that’s what you want, you’ll have to throw a lot of fish back into the sea, but don’t let that stop you from slipping.
Download Tinder here.
For shameless locals: Paktor
Based on the local coasts, Paktor has a user base of around 18,000 in Singapore (although it also has many users from Taiwan).
Instead of waiting to match people who love you back, you can send gifts to grab their attention to speed up your connections! With a minimalist and uncluttered interface, it is quick and intuitive to navigate in this application.
Its Wink feature allows you to send a mix of automated messages to immediately start conversations, generating many more initial touchpoints. The dating pool is mostly made up of people looking for serious relationships, although you can match some platonic friendships.
Download Paktor here.
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For platonic, romantic, and even professional: Bumble
Bumble’s method is quite similar to Tinder, with additional profile features that increase your chances of finding a date with similar interests, so you’re likely to find more people taking the dating scene more seriously here.
One thing sets Bumble apart from the rest in its dating department: Only women can take the first step in breaking “heterosexual norms and dynamics”. Obviously, however, the Mechanic is making the app redundant for gay dating.
If you are just looking for friendships, you can also try Bumble BFF.
Download Bumble here.
For leavers: Tantan
Tantan, based in China, has a large user base in Singapore, although you can match users in other countries as well.
With many of its users coming from China, there is no shortage of users online and looking to match – although it can be a challenge to take things to the next level.
The best feature of Tantan is its built-in platform which allows you to play games and send various multimedia forms by text. While it seems obvious, many other dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid have yet to offer these fun features.
If you want to know their game better before exchanging other social networks, this application is very handy.
Download Tantan here.
For our LGBTQ community: Grindr
A boy dating platform for our queer, gay, bi and trans community, Grindr is the most popular gay dating platform. It neatly organizes potential matches near you in order of relative distance, with photo previews, giving you the choice to start a discussion.
Whether you’re DTF or looking to find your lifelong partner, this is one for the boys.
Download Grindr here.
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This article first appeared in Nomads of the city.