The app launched in 2009, three years before Tinder, and it now has 380 million customers, operates in 190 countries and is available in 47 different languages. People of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome.Last year, Badoo launched a facial recognition feature which allows users to upload an image of a person they like, whether that’s a celebrity and someone they know, and find other Badoo users who look similar. It’s even open to those who are simply beard-curious.Free This new startup, which reckons it’s ‘Tinder for food’, pledges to narrow down your choice of lunchbreak destinations.Hit ‘yum’ or ‘yuk’ on photos of dishes in your area. Free This offers more than 50 yoga sessions, as well as a database of 500 yoga poses. Perhaps you’d like to stroke one on a regular basis? Unlike other dating apps, Bristlr is unashamedly all about hooking up the hairy with the hairless.This could be the gym you regularly attend or the restaurants you find yourself in on a Saturday night.Instead of a focus on looks, Huggle wants to join people together over their mutual interests. This ‘illuminati Tinder’ app is the place to go if you’re after a bedfellow with money and fame.Instead of being matched with strangers in a nearby area, Hinge matches its users with friends of friends.So you can basically lie and pretend you met at their last birthday party. Created by two female founders, Huggle matches people depending on the locations they’ve tagged on Instagram or Facebook.
Hinge wants to help people find real relationships - not just sex.
You’ll have to be very beautiful, very successful and have 5,000-plus Instagram followers to get in. The app, which works much in the way of Tinder, capitalises on the fact that around three in 10 'baby boomers' are single.
But unlike other apps, Stitch suggest wholesome activities such as wine tasting and salsa dancing for users that have been out of the dating game for a number of years.
Here’s how the confusing virtual landscape of modern love looks today.
Launched by Russian tech entrepreneur Andrey Andreev, Badoo is the biggest dating app in the world. Bristlr is basically a niche dating pool of exclusively bearded men, and people who want to date them.