Top 4 dating apps in India this year


Dating apps have changed the way people connect to explore mutual interests and potential relationships. It’s not just about liking the best profile picture or swiping right for the most impressive bio. A lot of other factors determine compatibility that ultimately influence the matchmaking process. Today, most apps include premium features that take into account these factors to offer an interactive online dating experience. Here are the top four dating apps reviewed for your reference.


Tinder is the most downloaded app globally, and rightly so. Tinder is one of the few platforms that offer a ton of features and exclusive filters for a reasonable price point. The basic app is free to use but has limited profiles that users can access. In addition, you can add your top five passions to find matches based on mutual interests. Some of the premium plans include Tinder Plus®, Tinder Gold™, and Tinder Platinum™. Moreover, the Passport™ feature lets you match with users from 190 countries. You also get premium features like unlimited swipes, Superlikes, and priority matches to boost your profile up the queue. Tinder takes your profile verification quite seriously with a two-step picture upload. Tinder has been downloaded over 100 million times from the Play Store and ranks third in Lifestyle apps on the App Store.


Bumble is a unique dating app that lets users find friends or explore business partners with the same profile. Gone are the days of reading profile bios to figure out what your match is looking for. You can easily switch between three profile modes using the same user ID to find dates, friends, or like-minded entrepreneurs. Another reason Bumble has grown in popularity is that women have the exclusive option to send the first message once they match with someone. There is a waiting period of 24 hours after a match where she must make the first move before the match expires. You do have the option of extending the wait time. Bumble also includes several features, question prompts, and even a rapid-fire game, so you get to know a person better. It can be an excellent ice breaker to avoid those awkward first pick-up lines.


TrulyMadly has gained popularity in the last couple of years with multiple sponsorships and collaborations. India’s top YouTubers, social media personalities, and content creators have come forward to promote the app and its features. The app has a manual moderation process for verifying profiles. So, you don’t have to worry about matching and chatting with users who have fake IDs. Also, multiple layers of security and encryption prevent stalkers from taking screenshots of the pics uploaded to the app. Moreover, TrulyMadly has a compatibility test that lets you match with users who are like you. The compatibility score filters out the best profiles with the highest match rate based on the scores in the questionnaire.


Hinge is an exception when compared to most traditional dating apps and websites. Unlike Tinder, Bumble, or any other popular dating app, Hinge believes in a more scientifically backed, data-driven matchmaking process. The profiles you create and seek for potential matches are quite detailed, with multiple prompts and genuine conversation starters linked to a specific picture. This means: you don’t have to rack your brains to figure out cheesy pick-up lines. Just a simple comment on the best picture or profile prompt can lead to an engaging conversation with your match. The app is also more transparent to use, as it eliminates the possibility of anonymous likes. You are directly taken to the profile of the person who has liked or commented if you want to start a conversation with them. Hinge also sends timely “reply reminders” to eliminate the possibility of accidental ghosting in case you or your potential match is not very active on the platform. Overall, Hinge offers a more interactive experience than other dating apps.

Note that these reviews are purely subjective based on user experiences and available information. The experiences may differ for practical use.