9 Serious Alternatives to Tinder™ in the US


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By Top10BestDatingSites Staff

Tinder™ dating is one of the most popular ways to find a match, and the use of the dating app is growing every year. But for those looking for something less casual, with more search and matchmaking features, or added community tools and lifestyle filters, we’ve compiled a list of the top 9 alternatives for finding flirting, romance and love. 

1. Zoosk

Zoosk is probably one of the most similar experiences to Tinder™, as it’s seamlessly integrated with mobile and social media, and offers a fun and casual online experience which is technologically cutting edge. More than Tinder™ however, it adds search tools and algorithmic matchmaking to its 35 million singles. It’s also just as easy to use on its award winning dating app as well as desktop, and tops our list of online dating choices.

zoosk connections

2. Match

Match.com has been around longer than nearly any other dating website, and offers a ton of Tinder™ like features where you can utilize the swiping tool which is so popular, but with so much more behind it. Search and matchmaking extras, as well as in depth profile tools explain why Match has more success stories than any other dating website. The ‘Deal Breaker’ tool in your profile means you never get unsuitable matches pop up on your screen. 

deal breaker feature

3. OurTime

Browsing through Tinder™ is fun for a while, but you probably can’t help but notice it’s a young person’s game. If you’re over 40 and looking for flirting and fun, you might not want to see singles who are in school with your kids popping up on your screen. OurTime is a great, more mature dating choice, and allows you to choose fun and flirty greetings, search by keyword and create a simple profile.

flirty greeting

4. Elite Singles

There’s no doubt that Tinder™ leads the way in casual and simple, but where should you look when you want something a little more serious? Elite Singles does compatibility like no other, helping you build a personality profile through their patented in depth compatibility quiz on sign up. It’s your best chance of finding something relationship oriented online, and fun to complete as well.

personality quiz

5. ChristianMingle

If your faith is important to you, flirting with singles on Tinder™ can feel like one step forward two steps back, as you realize that most of the people you’re matching with are not only looking for something more casual than you, but also not serious about their religion at all. Save yourself the heartache, and head to Christian Mingle. A dedicated pool of Christian singles, with added religious dating tools like chatrooms, forums and even a prayer wall, it’s your one stop shop for Christian dating.

Christian search

6. BlackPeopleMeet

Another niche background you don’t want to ignore is your culture, and BlackPeopleMeet lets you meet people who share your ethnicity as well as interests and lifestyle. We love the options to build a profile in just a few simple steps, as well as the no pressure open ended description box you can fill in to share a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for with other users of the site.

profile greeting

7. Jdate

As well as the obvious plus of a pool of Jewish singles for religious dating, we love how Jdate offers some simple yet innovative extras to make the whole dating experience a lot more fun and genuine. One great example is the read receipts you can opt into, allowing you to see when your message has been read, so you don’t have to sit around wondering if you’re being brushed off or if your match is simply too busy to get to their emails.

read receipts

8. SingleParentMeet

There are loads of compromises we all need to make when we’re dating and looking for a more serious relationship, but one thing which can’t be negotiated is when there are kids in your life. Using a website like SingleParentMeet means you are being honest from the outset, and don’t have to think about the ‘right time’ to mention you have children at home or in the equation. With a section of their site literally titled “my flirts”, they are also a fantastic place to find likeminded singles for flirting and fun.

my flirts page

9. ProfessionalMatch

All the above options are awesome choices for online dating, but sometimes you just want to get offline altogether, especially with the sheer amount of choice out there. Professional Match is a great alternative, allowing you to sign up online, but then work with real life offline matchmakers to match you up with like minded singles in your area. Innovative and simple, we love this dressed down approach to online dating.

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