8 Alternative Dating Sites And Apps For Those Who Hate Tinder

If you’re single this Valentine’s day, do not despair. No matter who you are or what you’re into, we believe there’s a person out there for you.

If you have a particular preference when it comes to choosing a mate, whether you have a passion for beards or a thing for sugar daddies, you’re probably not going to find them on Tinder. Not to worry though, there’s a million alternatives out there that cater to every desire and fetish you can think of, and could actually help you meet your perfect match, without having to wade through all the crap. Forget Tinder and Plenty Of Fish, try one of these instead.


The Tastebuds app is the place to meet new people through the music you love. Scan your iPhone music library or add your favourite bands to see people nearby who have the most in common with you. Tastebuds is not only good for dating, you can make new friends, and even find concert buddies. Browse your music matches and send them a song to break the ice.


We like eHarmony for it’s more scientific and in-depth approach. They try and understand your more holistically than most other dating sites by making you fill in a questionnaire. They do this so they can bring you truly meaningful matches.  eHarmony believe there are better ways to do online dating than trawling through an endless list of pictures and profiles. We think so too.


Hinge is a recent addition to the mobile dating scene. It gives you a daily delivery of people hand-selected from your own social circles. No randoms. Hinge believe in keeping things real, allowing you to meet real people, through your real friends, in real life; Just like you would at a friend’s house party, dinner or wedding.

Sugar daddie

Interested in bagging yourself a sugar Daddy? Sugardaddie.com is a high quality dating site for successful men who have financial security and confidence, as well as attractive single women who are looking for this kind of mature man. The site is pretty famous too, and has been featured on shows like Richard and Judy and Dr. Phil. You may have to meet certain requirements before you get accepted, it’s certainly worth a try.


Do you believe that as humans we tend to be attracted to and compatible with people who have similar facial features as ourselves? This app does, and uses fancy facial recognition software to identify similar faces for a perfect match. If you love your face and want to look at it all day, then finding a partner with a similar face to you might be just what you’re after. Tad creepy though.


If you’re a self-confessed crazy cat lady (or man), and simply cannot abide anyone who doesn’t share the same love for those cute furry felines, this is for you. Here you can talk about your Cat’s until your heart’s content, and everybody knows cat-lovers are amazing people. Oh and FYI – it’s been featured on the Ellen Degeneres show.


Bristlr is for anyone who’s either got a beard or wants to stroke one. If you love beards this is the app for you. They find people looking for beards, and match them with people who have beards. Simples. With this app, the focus is shifted from hook-ups to a more light-hearted kind of thing.

My lovely parent

We think this is one of the cutest things ever. For those who need a little encouragement comes a site like My Lovely Parent. This site helps mature single Mums or Dads find a partner. Select who it’s for, write a little about them, and they’ll send them a link to complete their profile. You can then suggest some potential matches for them to look at. Perfect for those who are not as tech savvy as the younger generation.

Don’t be discouraged if none of these are for you, there’s plenty more where these came from.