5 apps for meeting new people and dating for Android and iOS

If you are in a situation where you'd like to meet some new people, whether if it's friendship or dating you're after, smartphones are a great means to do so. There's a good choice of socializing apps to consider. Log in and you will be able to look for folks that happen to live nearby, share your particular interests, and are no less interested in making some new contacts! Check out the five apps we've rounded up below. We hope you will end up meeting some nice faces and have a great time!


Paktor provides an easy way for people to go on meetings or dates. It has over 7 million users and it's completely free. The app makes it easy to meet people with the same interests in its Group Chat feature and lets you apply advanced filters to your searches, such as job, education, height, and distance. It also gives you suggested profiles, increasing your chances of matching. Paktor also gives you daily Paktor points that you can use to send gifts and direct messages.

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YouLocal lets you discover new people and things to do. It's a 100% free app that doesn't sell ads or rent your data. It's also battery-friendly and it never shows your private locations to other users.

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MeetMe: Chat & Meet New People

MeetMe is an app to help you find new people who share your interests and want to chat. It’s fun, friendly, and free! The app is designed for all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds. Thus, you will probably meet people you'd have never met otherwise or known that they are near.

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Happn helps you discover people you’ve crossed paths with and would like to find again. Saving you from missed connections, the app works like this. Every time you cross paths with someone in real life, their profile will show up on your timeline. You can check out profiles on the timeline whenever you want and 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. If you like someone, they won’t find out unless the interest is mutual, but you can also choose to be noticed by sending a Charm. When you’ve both liked each other, you now have a Crush and you are free to start a conversation.

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Bumble wants to remove the stigma of online dating by encouraging robust reporting and setting standards for respectful behavior. However, you should also know that the ladies always talk first on Bumble, so save those clever pick-up lines for another time and another app. Bumble is also the first of its kind to bring friend-finding to social networking, letting you swipe through potential dates and friends on the same platform.

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1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Where is tinder?


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Where is Grindr?

8. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

up your butt and around the corner?

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

7 billion people around the world and we need a dating app? SMH.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Sometimes you need that extra bit of help.

5. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This. Also just because people live in your area, it doesn't mean that you'll run into them or see them around. I have heard many stories of people going to the same places but either never being there the same time, or they just don't cross paths. An app links them just fine.

6. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Going out on date with someone you met thru a free app on your phone? What could possibly go wrong?

7. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Any date can go wrong. Happens all the time.

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