Have you been single for the longest time or lost hope in finding your one true love? Or perhaps you just need to get hitched to experience what it’s like to be in a relationship?
If you don’t know where to meet your future partner, check out these Singapore dating apps that you can join and use for free. You can always upgrade to a premium version at a certain cost if you require more functions.
- Coffee Meets Bagel
One of Singapore’s favourite dating apps, Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) will match you every day to a few people based on their smart algorithm. You can choose to like or pass on the matches given to you. Once a person likes you back, you can start chatting.
CMB only sends you matches at noon every day, so if you haven’t liked anyone from the offered matches, you will need to wait 24 hours for the next batch of matches. With in-depth profiles and specific curation, however, it emphasises quality in lieu of endless swiping. What’s more, your matches are screened according to your preferred gender, age, height, distance, ethnicity and religion.
If you can’t wait for the next batch of matches to be introduced, you can use their ‘Discover’ function to browse profiles of users that largely meet your criteria. If you are interested in someone from ‘Discover’, you can use your credits or ‘beans’ to like him or her.
However, your beans can run out, too. To earn free beans, you can invite a friend to use the app, follow CMB on social media or simply use the app every day by liking or passing on your matches. You can also purchase more beans that start at S$2.98.
Another good thing about CMB is that it doesn’t require you to pay for monthly subscription. This app is available on both App Store (iOS) and Google Play.
To find out more, visit https://coffeemeetsbagel.com/
Bumble was originally an exclusive dating app until it was reinvented recently. It added features such as ‘Bumble Bizz’ for professionals to connect and learn from one another and ‘Bumble BFF’ for users interested in making friends.
So how does the Bumble app work? Like other dating apps, you can simply swipe right if you like a person and swipe left if you don’t.
What separates it from other Singapore dating apps is the ability of female searchers to send the first message to the opposite sex. This first move must be done within 24 hours; otherwise, the chance will be lost. So guys, you might need to wait a little longer before you can talk to someone. Don’t worry, though, because when someone likes you, that only means she’s interested enough to make the first move.
You may also fancy the paid version, i.e. ‘Bumble Boost’, wherein you get to see who has already swiped right on you. Even though that is priced at $9.99 per month, it saves you time and it’ll be worthwhile once you’ve found your perfect match.
To find out more, visit https://bumble.com/
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OKCupid is the next big thing when it comes to dating apps in Singapore. With the help of OKCupid’s algorithm, they will try to match you to people whom they think share the same values as you. How do they know that? Well, upon signing up, you will need to answer some questions that state your wants, preferences and the like. Whether you are looking for long-term relationships or hookups, the app will generate a list of matches that you can simply swipe to your liking. As you swipe, expect to see more questions because this will help in refining your searches for the right match.
The OKCupid dating app has a free version that lets you message people even if they aren’t your match yet. However, many women receive massive amounts of attention, which makes it tough for them to choose the right one.
If this doesn’t sound good to you, you may check out their paid versions, which comprise Incognito, A-List, and Premium A-List. The prices for these are not made available until you sign up to see for yourself. Some claim that the price for OKCupid depends on your market value. Yes, you read that right. This will depend on your age, gender, location and attractiveness. But wait, this premium offer allows you to stalk your favourite people while staying invisible and gives you more options that aren’t available in the free version. You can filter your searches based on body type or you can go straight to attractiveness if looks is one of your criteria.
To find out more, visit https://www.okcupid.com/
Lovestruck is slightly less popular than the apps above, yet thousands of Singaporeans are subscribers. Lovestruck is a significant dating app if you are looking for a long-term relationship. With Lovestruck, you can browse profiles of people and send them likes and messages if they interest you. This app is one of the most detailed dating apps out there because you get the chance to filter your matches based on height, body built, fashion statement, nationality, ethnicity and even salary.
Lovestruck has an option just like Instagram and Twitter wherein profiles can be verified. An actual human will verify your profile to check your age, photos, relationship status, job and others. This is done to avoid catfishing scams.
A free membership is offered, which is actually enough for you to explore and find your match in the dating app. But if you have spare cash on hand, you may want to check out their Standard and Premium versions. Their prices change from time to time and might vary from user to user.
To find out more, visit https://www.lovestruck.com/
Last but definitely not least is Tinder. This #1 dating app is the original dating app that’s most loved by Singaporeans, according to reviews. In fact, Tinder, which has made dating apps socially acceptable, is the reason why numerous dating apps are now introduced online.
Tinder is so easy to use. Similar to OKCupid, you simply swipe right if you like someone and swipe left if the person does not interest you. Now, if both of you liked each other, then consider it a match. You may begin sending messages on the app.
There are free and paid versions of Tinder. With the free version, you have a limited number of swipes every 12 hours. The number of swipes vary with age, gender, location and more. If this doesn’t please you, you can opt for Tinder Plus at $9.99 per month for users under 30 years old and $19.99 for users above 30. It may sound ageist, but so is health insurance, right? But come to think of it, Tinder Plus gives you the power of unlimited swipes and the ability to undo an accidental ‘like’. Pretty cool and worthy after all because you get more matches, which could lead you to your special someone.
To find out more, visit https://tinder.com/