Top free dating apps: Find your love today

In the fast-paced world, the only way people connect with others is via social media. And that is exactly why everyone smartphone today has so many apps. Even the people finding love are searching their ‘the one’ online! That’s exactly why we have tried to save you a lot of time and refer to the apps we have shortlisted for you.

Here are the best free online dating apps for you to find your love this year.

Badoo: to meet anyone
Launched by Russian tech entrepreneur Andrey Andreev, Badoo is the biggest dating app across the world. The app launched in 2009, three years before Tinder, and it now has 380 million+ customers, operates in 190 countries and is out there in 47 different languages.

In 2017, Badoo launched a face-recognition feature which allows users to upload an image of a person they like, whether that’s a celebrity or someone they know and find other Badoo users who look similar.

Bumble: to meet the nice guy
What makes Bumble very different from other apps is that it gives the females the right to make the first move.

The app wants to make sure people are safe when they’re swiping which is why in 2019; it launched a replacement Private Detector feature which uses AI to detect unsolicited pictures.

Bristlr: For the ones looking for hairy love
Do you like beards? Do you sport a beard? Do you exclusively date men with beards? Then listen up, because this is often the app for you. Bristlr is essentially a distinct segment dating pool of exclusively bearded men and other people who want so far from them.

People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome. It’s even hospitable to those that are simply beard-curious.

Chappy: for Mr Right
Chappy made headlines in 2016 as the new gating app for gay men. Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke co-founded the app, alongside Jack Rogers and Max Cheremkhin. Chappy is also backed by Whitney Wolfe.

The app has a ‘Chappy Scale’, offering Mr Right as well as Mr Right now. As well, it wants to form gay dating a secure space, by verifying users through facebook and only featuring images of a Chappy user’s face.

Coffee Meets Bagel: to meet ‘The One’
It’s been described as “the anti-Tinder” – and with good reason too. Coffee Meets Bagel’s radical focus is on the quality of matches it offers, rather than an endless sea of faces you find yourself vacantly swiping through elsewhere. Every day, you’ll be offered just one single ‘holy grail’ match based on the information you’ve already inputted on your tastes, preferences and hobbies.
Don’t like what you see? Hold your horses, wait until tomorrow. No one said true love was easy to seek out.

Do I Date: for rating dates
Do I Date is one of the most recent dating apps on the scene, which sees users leaving reviews for the people they’ve dated, including a star rating. The app’s founders Terry Amsbury and Jamie Forsyth say it’s about adding transparency to online dating.

Received a dick pic or acknowledged the guy has two girlfriends? Leave a review. Had an excellent time with a stunning girl and need so far them again? Let them know.

Feeld: if you’re open to anything
Feeld advertises itself as a dating platform for couples and singles, an area hospitable to all genders and sexual identities.

You can link your profile together with your partners and explore it together. There’s over 20 sexual identities to settle on from including heteroflexible, pansexual and queer, also as over 20 gender identities to feature to your profile including agender, cisgender and genderqueer.
As well, the app tries to be as private as possible, shunning the Facebook API to login and choosing to go via the email route.

Grindr: if you’re a person looking to satisfy a person
Before there was Tinder, there was Grindr. Having first launched in 2009, the app is credited with being the precursor to the present swathe of digital dating apps.

Things to note: it’s an all-male dating app for both gay and bisexual men, it uses your mobile device’s location-based services to point out you the blokes closest to you who are also on surfing the app and it’s hottest in London, meaning you’re probably living within the best city to undertake it out.

Happn: to satisfy someone at your local cafe
Got your eye on your local barista? Get on Happn. The French app plays on natural serendipity by flagging mutual interests in real-time.

It works as simply as this: whenever you cross paths with someone in the real world, their profile shows abreast of your timeline. It captures other users within a 250m radius of your own smartphone, supplying you with a cross-section of Londoners around you – and potentially your coffee house crush.