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The 23 Best Dating Apps For ... Pretty Much Anything, Based On Your Personality Type & Specific Areas Of Interest

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The Best Dating Apps For Men & Women, Based On Your Personality Type
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"There's an app for that!"

By now, you're well aware of the fact that there's an app for pretty much everything — including dating and finding true love!

Dating apps and online dating sites have become more and more common, and most people who are actively looking for love are using at least one of them. But with so many to choose from, how do you know which dating app is best for you, your specific personality type, and whatever it is you're specifically looking for in the realm of love and relationships?

While some of the best apps and most popular sites have essentially become household names, there are some more obscure ones out there providing people with what exactly they've always wanted every single day.

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In today's day and age, there are millions of single people. Meeting the right person has gotten harder and harder. Our schedules are busier and busier, and our culture does not really help the situation. We live in a consumer's society and it's slowly infiltrating our minds as well. We always want more or something different.

The beauty of dating sites is what they make it easy for you to find exactly what you're looking for in. As time goes on, these dating apps and dating sites are becoming more and more of a way to make their algorithms really fit the right people together.

One of the best things about these apps is that they put you in control. You don't have to settle for blind dates.

By the way, I suggest trying multiple apps at once, especially since most of them are free! The perfect match for you might be on only one, so make sure that you take advantage of all the possibilities that are available to you! And don’t be discouraged if you don’t immediately find exactly what you were looking for.

Be light hearted and open-minded, and you can even use these apps to practice flirting online and becoming more and more seductive!

Good things take time, and though using a dating app is going to considerably augment your chances of finding someone compatible with you, it doesn’t mean that you should immediately jump into a relationship with them. Take the time to get to know one another.

Sometimes, allowing the flame to burn too hot too soon will end up putting the fire out altogether.

Here are 23 of the best dating apps for finding true love (or whatever it is you're looking for), based on your personality type and what you want most in relationships.

For the generic men and women of the world:

1. Happn

This is "the app to discover the people you’ve crossed paths with, the people you like, [and] the people you’d like to find again." If you came across someone in real life, it will put their profile on your timeline in the app. Like the Tinder app, if you both "like" each other, you’re allowed to chat.

A new feature on the app makes it possible to send songs to each other. If you don’t want to see a specific person on Happn anymore, you just click on the cross button.

2. Hinge

This one is great if you’re not in love with the idea of dating a total stranger. It connects you with friends of people you already know and connects your social networks. It can be reassuring knowing that you have a friend in common and what’s more, you know you have something to talk about right off the bat.

If you meet someone in real life and want to know if they’re single without asking your friends in common, the app lets you do just that. You can link your Facebook profile and browse friends of friends that are single and on the app.

3. Clover

This dating app claims to be a mix of some of the top and well-known dating apps like Tinder, Match, OKCupid, and Zoosk.

The filtering system is very well organized, you can set updates, organize common interests, have topic-based group chats, view full-screen photos, etc.

4. Once

Here is an app that is perfect for people that are tired of having their mailboxes being filled up with messages from people that are interested.

This app gives you one match a day and you have 24 hours to decide whether or not you like each other.

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5. Fliqpic

With this dating app you can video chat with your potential date before actually going out, so you can really see if you’re interested or not!

We all know that sometimes people post deceiving photos on their profiles, but with this app, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

6. Jaumo

This app is widely popular around the world and it has one of the highest ratings among users. It’s free to use but if you want to upgrade your service you have to pay.

There are about 20 million users worldwide, and one of its features allows you to geo-locate other users on a map if that function is active on their profile.

7. Bumble

Women run the show on this app created by the former executives of Tinder. Like Tinder, you can swipe right to "like" someone and left to pass.

If the person you like liked you too, then you are able to talk, but only women can initiate the conversation! Women have 24 hours to reach out before the connection disappears.

8. Skout

Though it’s not as popular in the US, this is actually one of the largest online dating apps in the entire world. It encourages you to contact people that don’t live in the same neighborhoods and you can check into events.

This way, if other users are at the same bar or concert as you, you can meet up and see where the night takes you!

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9. Coffee Meets Bagel

This app uses your Facebook profile to link you with friends of friends. Guys get 21 matches every day at noon and they either like or pass. The algorithm then chooses the best matches for women based on the guys that are interested, and then the women get to choose who can get in touch with them.

It’s a simplified approach and the app claims to be "designed for singles who want to find something real with little or no effort."

For music lovers:

10. Tastebuds

This is an app that connects people based on their love for music. You can scan your iPhone music library or post your favorite bands and take it from there.

It’s primarily used as a romantic platform but people have been known to make great new friends with common interests as well.

For people in search of a one-night stand:

11. Pure Dating App

This is an app if you're looking for a one night stand. It calls itself the Uber for Dates and says "it’s all about real dates right now, and making real-life connections."

Users post a meeting request that lasts for an hour, and if you accept someone that’s up for meeting up, you can take it from there. For ladies, it’s free. Men can try it out for a week for free, but then have to pay for continued use.

For those interested in astrology:

12. Align

This app is great for anyone that likes to read their horoscope on a regular basis. The app explores romantic compatibility and astrology and you could meet the right person for you!

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For marijuana enthusiasts:

13. HighThere!

If you’re looking for someone with whom you could share your love for Mary Jane, HighThere! is the dating app for you. Users can even add a video to their profile so you steer clear of any "catfishing".

For the LGBTQIA+ community:

While it’s true that a large number of dating apps cater to heterosexual relationships, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything else out there!

14. OKCupid

One of the biggest dating apps, OKCupid offers twenty-two options for gender identity and twelve for sexual orientation, while being able to hide or share their profiles with straight people.

15. Her

Her is an app developed for women who identify as being gay or bisexual, and while being a dating app it also has a community feel in which users can share content and events, and mark other users as friends instead of romantic matches.

16 - 20. Grindr, Scruff, Hornet, GROWLr, and Surge

Some dating apps for men that identify as being gay or bisexual are Grindr, Scruff, Hornet, and GROWLr.

These tend to be used for casual hookups, but GROWLr has events feature that allows you to bring some friends to an event. Surge is one of the top rated dating apps for gay men and allows users to filter based on serious relationships, or quick hookups.

For elitists:

21. The League

Are you looking for someone who has the same "social status" as you do? The League links to your Facebook and LinkedIn, and users have to go through a very detailed application process. Yes, not everyone is granted entry, and once you’re in, you set very specific criteria.

If you’re looking for someone with a certain job, education, and status, this is the app for you.

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For men and women looking for someone of the same religious faith:

22. Minder, CDate, and JSwipe

If sharing the same religious beliefs is one of the most important things to you, there are certain apps like Minder, CDate, and JSwipe that could be great for you.

These apps for Muslims, Christians and people of the Jewish faith all link to your Facebook profile but don’t share any details on the social network.

For haters:

23. Hater

Hater is a dating app that brings people together who hate the same things so that they can hate them together. Really!

It’s always great to find people with whom you have things in common, even if it’s things you can’t stand!

Once you’ve chosen the dating apps that look the best to you, don’t hesitate to reach out for any help!

Wishing you the best and above all, have fun!

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Alex Cormont, known as the French Relationship Expert, helps women find love with right man in the kind of relationships they've always dreamed of. His advice has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, GQ, Elle and more.

This article was originally published at French Relationship Expert . Reprinted with permission from the author.