Don’t Want To Pay For Tinder? Here Are 15 Alternative Dating Apps

In the beginning of February, we warned you that Tinder was about to monetize their their app AKA charge for swipes. Tinder’s premium service launched on Monday and there was a new stinky wrinkle; a bit of age discrimination towards horny users aged 30+. Users between 18 and 29-years-old will have to pay $9.99 for unlimited swipes, but anyone over the age of 30-years-old pays $19.99. Dirty deeds and ageism right there by taking advantage of thirsty individuals over 30, who really want to get ass from an app too.

Tinder is awesome, but free is even more awesomer. If you are strapped for cash or just looking for a new dating app, we have 15 alternatives to Tinder.


There are so many location-based dating apps, but Happn is really, really location-based. It matches you up with potential people that you’ve been recently near (Approximately one city block). You’ll be able to see the number of times you’ve crossed paths with someone, as well as the time and place of your last encounter. Actually, it sounds kinda stalkerish.

Available for iOS and Android.


The Grade

This app does not want any daters with failing grades. The Grade will reward users who are very dateable, have a quality profile, response rate and tone of messages. However those who fail to meet quality standards receive failing grades. An algorithm assigns a letter grade to users which range from “A+” to “F.” Do you think your profile would make the grade?

Available for iOS.



Hinge suggests matches of your Facebook friends, friends of your friends or third-degree friends. You’ll receive a whole list of potential suitors every day, then you can swipe right or left. For better or worse, Hinge markets itself as the “anti-Tinder.” The downside is having a much smaller dating pool, and people who may actually know what a piece of shit you really are. It’s currently only available in 34 cities.

Available for iOS and Android.



Revealr utilizes not only words and photos to help you get acquainted with someone, but also audio. The user’s photos are pixelated, so matches are not solely based on looks. Every user records a 20-second audio clip and if you like what you hear you can match up.

Available on iOS.



While men are usually the aggressive party in most dating apps, that is not the case at Bumble. The app is said to be “run by girls,” and men can’t send the first message to women. Act fast because the chance to connect disappears after 24 hours.

The app also gives more information than most dating apps. You can share such intimate details as occupation and education history. It looks much like Tinder because Bumble was founded by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe.

Available on iOS.


The League

For those who are a little more picky who they want to date, The League is for you. It connects to your Facebook and LinkedIn to determine if you are qualified to be on the dating app. You are then placed on a waitlist to determine if you are boushie enough before being accepted into the app.

If and when you are deemed worthy of being on the exclusive app you’ll get five matches a day. Currently The League is only available in San Francisco, but it is expected to be in New York City, Atlanta, Seattle and Denver soon.

Available on iOS.



Pure claims that it is “The Uber for dates.” I don’t really know what that even means. Does some creepy guy pick you up in a beat up 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant when you can’t drive home because you had too many Strongbow Ciders?

It’s very similar in Tinder in seeking people to hookup. However requests and photos are only available to those with matching search criteria. When you download the app you’re given five free tickets. Each one is good for one hour of your profile being visible by potential partners. However this is some Candy Crush bullshit where you’ll need to purchase more tickets to extend your presence on the app. Only your first five hook up attempts are free. But regardless of the success of the posting, you will have to spend a ticket each time.

Available on iOS and coming soon to Android.



Loveflutter is what would happen if Tinder and Twitter fucked and had a dating app baby. The app blurs people’s profile photo and you only have a 140-character description of them to base your interest. This seems perfect for the “But he/she has a great personality” crowd.

Available on iOS.



Love Milky Chance, The Weeknd or Black Keys and only want to meet a chill chick that has the same taste in music as you? does just that. With Spotify and iTunes integration, you can seek out those with similar preference in music, including bands and genre.
Available on iOS.



The Down app was previously the ever romantic “Bang With Friends” app. The site encourages users to “Skip the chatting, and get to smacking those cheeks.” It utilizes Facebook to help you get the nerve to approach that super hot chick on Facebook that you’ve been to terrified to approach.

Available on iOS and Android.



Looking to meet someone who loves posting photos of their coq au vin dinner and excursions to Bermuda? Glimpse may be for you. The app connects to a user’s Instagram account. Use your love for photography to meet that cool, new chick.

Available on iOS.



Skout is much like Tinder, and much like Tinder they have a free version and a premium version. Your location isn’t revealed unless you choose to do so. It does have very good reviews on iTunes and the Google Play store. The downside is that there are annoying ads and only upgrading to Skout+ will get rid of them.

Available on iOS and Android.



Make your bubeleh proud and stop kvetching that you can’t find a nice Jewish girl. Be a real mensch and join JSwipe and hope you don’t get stuck with a meschugena.

Available on iOS and Android.


Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel just sounds like a nice, quaint place to meet a lovely girl. It connects to your Facebook and presents you with one match each day at noon. If you both like each other you can then chitchat for a week on the app, after that the line of communication is cut… unless you pay to upgrade your perks.

Available on iOS and Android.



Do you have a beard or are you a gal that appreciates a man with a beard? Welcome to Bristlr, a dating app that claims, “Connecting those with beards to those who want to stroke beards.” Sorry clean-shaven bros, you need not apply.

Available on iOS and Android.