Best dating apps for iPhone: Plenty of Fish, Coffee Meets Bagel, Tinder, and more!

Best dating apps for iPhone: Plenty of Fish, Coffee Meets Bagel, Tinder, and more!

Need a date and don't like the bar scene? These are the best dating apps for iPhone!

Part of being human is making connections and having relationships, especially romantic ones. And romantic relationships have to start somewhere. That's where dating comes in and more specifically, dating apps for your iPhone. Sure, there are bars and gyms, school and work, but we have our phones with us all the time, why not use them to help us meet someone great? There are lot dating apps available for iPhone. But if you're looking for love, which are the absolute best ones?

Plenty of Fish

Best dating apps for iPhone: Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish is not only a dating app for iPhone, but one of the largest online dating communities in the world. There are already over 50 million members so finding someone that is somewhat local to you shouldn't be too much of a challenge. The app itself is also well designed and offers push notifications to keep you up to date on who's viewing your profile and messages from potential matches.

If you want the largest pool of potential matches to pick from, check out Plenty of Fish.

Coffee Meets Bagel

Best dating apps for iPhone: Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel makes finding a potential date a little more personal and a little less cold. You are required to link Coffee Meets Bagel to your Facebook account and your matches only extend so far out of your friends group so you can verify someone is actually real. You are served up one potential candidate, or bagel, a day. If you mutually like each other, you can swap info via a private number Coffee Meets Bagel serves up for you.

If online dating makes you nervous, Coffee Meets Bagel is a sure fire way for you to make sure someone is legit.


Best dating apps for iPhone: Tinder

Tinder is a unique dating app for iPhone that lets you browse locals it thinks you may be interested in anonymously. Only if the two of you both like each other will Tinder attempt to make an introduction and reveal your identities. Once you've made a match you can chat back and forth or continue looking for other people. Aside from the anonymity portion, the app itself is one of the most well designed dating apps available on any platform.

If you want to keep things personal and anonymous until you've found a match, look no further than Tinder.


Best dating apps for iPhone: OkCupid

OkCupid has been around a long time and has a huge community. The unique broadcast feature lets you tell other potential interests when you're free and what you'd like to do. They can then answer or suggest something. It's then up to you whether or not you'd like to meet up.

If you are spur of the moment and want to easily find people to hang out with, OkCupid is a great choice.


Best dating apps for iPhone: Brenda

Grindr is the largest online dating community for gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men. Whether you're looking for a date, someone to talk to, or more — you'll more than likely find it on Grindr. Better yet, Grindr doesn't cost you a dime.

If you're a gay or bi male, you don't need to download any dating app other than Grindr.


Best dating apps for iPhone: Brenda

Brenda is a casual dating app for lesbians and bisexual women. Whether you're looking locally for something serious or want to find other gay women to hang out with before you travel, Brenda can help you find them. The app is well designed and has features such as face lock so you can control who sees your face. You can also set up push notifications for potential matches as well as see what other women think of your profile.

If you're a singe lesbian or bisexual female, Brenda is one of the best dating apps available.

Your picks?

If you've used dating apps in the past, which ones did you prefer and why? Did you find some good matches or were they all dead ends? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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