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9 dating apps way better than Tinder

Courtney Leiva is a lifestyle writer who has contributed to Women's Health, Byrdie, HelloGiggles, StyleBistro and many more.

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust

Revolutionizing the online dating scene, Tinder easily has become one of the hottest online dating tools ever. But despite the booming popularity surrounding the easy-to-use app, some aren’t too keen with the results they are getting out of it.

If you find yourself tired (or bored) of the swipe and no luck routine, know that there are plenty of other apps that can give you fresh and new perspective to the online dating game. Looking to find dating alternatives that are a breath of fresh air? Here are nine downloadable options that will surely shake things up a bit.

1. MissTravel

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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This unique and free app allows lonely travelers to satisfy their wanderlust and find the perfect traveling companion at the same time. So, instead of meeting for the usual cup of coffee, you can make plans to travel with any connections you make. And unlike Tinder, MissTravel doesn’t rely on GPS locators, allowing you to meet fellow travelers anywhere.

2. MeetMeOutside

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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If you love being outdoors, this free app connects you with those who share similar passions for outdoor activities such as yoga, running and biking. And unlike the swipe setup usually seen on Tinder, MeetMeOutside connects you with seven new matches a day based on shared interests and locations.

3. Neqtr

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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If you are looking for a more meaningful approach to online dating, this socially conscious dating app partners with nonprofits, to aid in planned dates (such like volunteering and yoga) which helps give back to the community. And promising a safer dating experience, this female-run app completely squashes any chances of harassment that often occurs with online dating platforms.

4. Bark’N Borrow

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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Known as the Tinder for dog-dating, this clever app allows fellow dog owners/walkers to connect through a mutual love of dogs. And even if you are taking a break from the dating scene, this app allows you to schedule special ‘doggy-dates’, which allow you to bond with a furry pooch whenever you have the chance.

5. Klique

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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A different take on the Tinder experience, Klique boasts a ‘match and meet’ concept, which allows you to meet prospective dates in groups (feel free to welcome your friends!), instead of meeting alone. And with a fast signup time, this app skips the annoying questionnaires and superficial profiles, making it great for those who are into on-the-go approaches to dating.

6. Bumble

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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Bumble may seem similar to Tinder, especially when it comes to swiping and profile rules. But among its differences comes the fact that ladies must initiate the conversation with matches first, therefore avoiding unwanted messages in return.

More: 8 things to know about the newer, better Tinder

7. MiCrush

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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Geared for the Latino user, this free location-based dating app allows Hispanic singles to make connections with others who share similar backgrounds and interests. And allowing users to connect on-the-go, singles can connect with prospective matches in a private chat first before actually meeting in person.

8. WooPlus

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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WooPlus functions as a niche online dating option, which offers plus-sized women a comfortable and nondiscriminatory environment. And helping users explore dating opportunities without unwanted fat-shaming or humiliation, WooPlus works somewhat like Tinder, as you can simply swipe left and right, before finding suitable matches.

9. WhoNow

These are the dating apps leaving Tinder in the dust
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To successfully manage all your online relationships, the WhoNow tool allows you to keep track and organize all of your matches made from Tinder, Bumble and OkCupid profiles. And also allowing you to connect with friends, ask questions and make comments, you can give and get feedback on any of your prospective relationships.

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