What Apps to Use on Your Android If You’re Trying to Get It In
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Androids users might get flak from owners of Apple’s popular iPhone models, but if you own a Samsung, Microsoft or Google phone, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Aligning your identity around which tech product you have in your pocket is a bit of an exercise in futility, particularly when the average lifespan of a given smartphone is probably closer to one year than five.
That being said, Android users are probably a bit curious about which dating apps out there are best for them. If that’s you, have no fear — Android supports almost all the top online dating and hookup apps, and in most cases the user experience isn’t noticeably different from one mobile operating system to another.
To help streamline your path towards dates and hookups, here’s a list of the best free hookup and dating apps for Android.
Best Hookup Apps for Android Phones
Right out of the gate we have Zoosk, a top-rated dating app on AskMen. Though it’s not exclusively a hookup app, it is a great place to meet people you might want to hook up with, and thanks to its friendly and easy-to-use Android app, you’ll probably find yourself on the receiving end of such situations more often than you expected. The app itself is free, though to engage fully in the site’s functionality, you’ll have to pay for one of their plans.
Read our full Zoosk review
Plenty of Fish
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Plenty of Fish, aka PoF, before. That’s because it was launched in 2003, and has been one of the top players in the online dating game for nearly as long, outlasting competitors like LavaLife and OkCupid whose popularity dipped over the years. If you’re looking for a quality dating app to download onto your Android phone, PoF is a strong option. It has plenty of filters to help you find people you’ll actually click with (and unique icebreakers to help kickstart that clicking), which have helped it garner a reputation for getting people into relationships rather than a string of failed first dates and dead-end matches.
Read our full Plenty of Fish review
Bumble, Tinder’s feminist competitor — which sets women up to send the first message, preventing men from contacting their female matches first — has jumped ahead of the original swiping app in terms of quality in recent years. As a guy, you might be used to having to send the first message, but if you’re willing to swallow your pride and sit back, you might just get a chance to watch the matches roll in. Like the iOS version, Bumble’s Android version is well designed; simple and easy to use, with a lot of attractive singles on it.
Read our full Bumble review
A hinge might not be the sexiest noun out there, but the concept behind the app — that it’s “designed to be deleted” — means you’re in good hands. Hinge uses detailed profiles and a sophisticated algorithm to regularly deliver potential matches to you, including a “Most Compatible” person who you’re encouraged to message. As well, match limits mean that this isn’t some swiped-to-death meat market, and instead, it’s actually about finding someone you’ll genuinely connect with.
Read our full Hinge review
There are a bunch of different free gay dating and hookup apps for Android users, but one stands tall above the rest — Grindr. The originator behind the location-based swiping that all the Tinder-like dating apps that dominate the market today use, Grindr is still the place to go if you’re looking to spend the night (or at least part of the night) with another guy, thanks in large part to its large user base. That number? Roughly 4 million daily, according to recent data the app released.
Read our full Grindr review
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