What are the best niche dating apps?
If you’ve spent more than a few minutes down the rabbit hole that is
dating apps, you know there are more than a few to choose from. You’ll
have heard of the big players like Tinder and Bumble which have an
overwhelming list of people to navigate, but what if you’re looking
for something with a little more substance? This is where finding the
right niche dating app can be the answer.
While dating apps can be great for that first introduction, if you
don’t have something in common it can be hard to get past those first
few relationship hurdles and into something more meaningful. Most
women say they use dating apps to look for a match rather than a
casual hook-up, and using dating apps can be the perfect way to cut
through the chaff. As many dating apps focus on an image and a profile
it can be hard to find the real person behind the profile.
By using a dating app that focuses on the actual person and what their
specific interests are you’ll have a much better chance at finding a
true connection. Its our character and experiences that drive matches.
As individuals we are so much more than what we see in the mirror.
Remember to never judge a book by its cover! Although physical
attractiveness is still important, it’s not usually the deciding
factor that keeps us together.
Time to get your niche on
Our users tell us they’re looking for someone who they have something
in common with. It could be your shared love of football, brussel
sprouts, hiking, or perhaps you come from the same town and now you’re
living abroad. Whatever it is, this is clearly an important factor
which can help you narrow down your search. Niche dating apps
highlight the flaws of mainstream apps and offer a tailored made
option for their demographic.
There really is nothing better than bonding over a beer and
reminiscing of home! Even if you’re only looking for a short-term
thing, having something to talk about can make the first-date
experience so much better. It can be pretty difficult to fake an
interest in something (especially when it comes to shared personal
experiences from home) than it is to put up a dodgy photo… so meeting
like-minded people can also help you weed out the catfish. It’s a win
There are literally dozens of niche dating apps to suit all genders,
ages, and preferences. It’s a safe bet that whatever takes your fancy
there is an app out there for you!!
Compare niche dating apps
- well we had to start off with us of course. Designed for expats to
meet expats helping them find mates & dates. Swanned offers a
community feel and matches people based on shared values and
cultural similarities. Who doesn’t love bonding over Peep show and
Marks & Spencer sandwiches afterall. Plus, it’s never fun to fall in
love with someone who is about to move home, on Swanned your
intentions are set from the start.
- for people who love to work out! If you enjoy staying fit and
being a gym ‘junkie’, this is the app for you. But it’s not just for
gym goers, you could just be into a healthy lifestyle. Or just
obsessed with smashed avo on toast!
- targeted towards young professionals who have been ‘selected’ for
their app. They will use your LinkedIn profile to block your page
from people you work with, and help keep your profile secret. Are
you good enough to be ‘let in’?
The Inner Circle
- supposedly an ‘exclusive app’ that screens users through Facebook
and LinkedIn, but we’re not convinced they actually do this. Never
quite got off the ground in Australia, but they have a bigger
following around the world. We liked how they include events in the
app for people to meet IRL.
- only for users that have had a private education. Did you grow up
playing Polo and saying Supper? Maybe you only want to meet people
that have the same passion for caviar darling! To join you need to
send details of the school you attended before being approved.
Hily (Hey, I Like You!)
- designed to increase conversation by matching people based on
their interests, backgrounds, and app activity. You can use the app
to go live with video, and make video calls which is totally
relevant in this new digital world we find ourselves in.
- a dating app that is targeted for those in the Jewish community.
Sometimes it just makes sense to meet someone who also understands
Fridays nights are family nights.
- predominantly uses a multiple-choice questionnaire to match users
with each other. This app sure goes beyond matching by only using
photos- just make sure you settle in before you start your profile
as it’s pretty comprehensive.
- just like it says, this is for meeting an older and wealthier
partner... but not necessarily a single one. Oh er!
Australian dating app comparison
If you’re currently in Australia looking for the best or newest dating
apps to hit the market, our list has you ready to go quicker than you
can say, ‘come here often’?
- with a no filter approach you certainly won’t run out of people to
swipe, but you might waste away a fair bit of time swiping left.
Being a mass market app, anyone can sign up and it’s most commonly
associated with getting a “quick fix” (wink wink). Popular with
- the female friendly version of Tinder, Bumble offers not only
relationships, but has a friendship and business mode too. On a
match only women can initiate messaging which require both parties
to start talking within 24 hours or you have to pay to get them
back. Women power!
- exclusive for members of the LGBTQ community. It started as being
exclusive for gay m en but has since expanded and is now the largest
gay mobile app in the world. Location based search helps users find
other profiles of people near them within their set preferences.
- dubbed as the app ‘designed to be deleted’ - they want you to find
a match and then you won’t need them anymore. Hinge boosts more
detailed profiles which users can comment on any aspects rather than
just saying yay or nay to profile pictures.
- ever thought your barista was super cute and you only wish you’d
been brave enough to get his number ...or you’re sure you had eye
contact with the cutie on the bus this morning but how do I get in
touch with her. Happn uses GPS location to match people you have
come across as you go about your day. So go on, next time give that
special someone a little wink ;)
So, there you have it. Forget Tinder and Bumble – specialised niche
dating apps are on the rise, catering to those with particular dietary
requirements, religious beliefs and educational backgrounds. There
really is an app out there for you no matter your preferences…Which
one’s your favourite?