The social networking sites have changed our lives in a big way. A decade ago, users would mingle with friends, meet strangers and find a date through Yahoo or Google Orkut. Then came Facebook, hi5, Google Plus and others into the market with more interactive and useful features.

Though they cover dating as a part of social networking, there are some which are specifically meant for dating. With the increasing popularity of smartphone devices , because of their portability and ease of use, thousands of dating apps are available with discreet features.

Availability of so many apps also makes users puzzled to pick the required app. Here is our pick of dating apps, which may come in handy, if you're really looking for a date.

  • Tinder (Android & iOS): Probably the most successful dating app around the world till date. The app features a huge number of country-wise users with decent male-female ratio. The app is easy to register and easy to fill in the criteria you're looking for. It retrieves your profile details from other social networks and has a huge number of active users.Google Play
  • Plenty Of Fish (iOS & Android): POF or Plenty of Fish with plenty of features including advance match query and can also send/receive unlimited number of messages for further communication. Free for both iOS and Android platforms, this app claims to introduce 60,000 new singles in the community every week.Google Play
  • OkCupid: OKCupid website is widely known as a cult dating site in the world and OkCupid app is the mobile version of the same. Inheriting all the significant features of the website, the app can help you out to check out new profiles, replying quizzes and chatting with probable dates. The app can also access your camera to change the profile photographs directly.Google Play
  • eHarmony: It's a great site with an extensive database of compatibility features to find you the right person. The personality profile of this app will ask you many detailed queries about yourself. Once you complete, it gives you the result which matches closely to your required criteria.Google Play
  • DesiCrush Indian Dating App: An exclusive dating app for our Indian readers. All the other apps mentioned here also works in the country but this app might help you out to find a match near you. Before that you need to go fill in several information. Once filled up, it will give you numerous options to find out the perfect match for you.Google Play
  • Skout: Skout can help you to meet and become friend with the nearby people by allowing you to chat, sending voice messages, images and gifts to them. The app allows you to check message status, other members' profile, buzz feeds and find out the perfect match for you.Google Play
  • Badoo: It helps you to meet people you've crossed path in real life. The app helps you to search the right person by matching your tastes of cuisine, travelling interest, music interest, choice of movies so that you find out a like-minded person. The app also helps you to find out where and how often you bumped into each other and once it makes both off you interested it allows you to start a conversation.Google Play
  • Lovoo: This app registers you via Facebook, Google or e-mail and find nearby people to connect with. The app features a sleek interface and is able to find nearby people to connect with. The Live Radar feature updates in real-time so you can quickly contact people who catch your eye- they might be just a few streets away. Find out what's going on at your favourite club before you're even there. The app prompts before showing the users location to other members for further safety.Google Play
  • MeetMe: This app helps you find new people nearby who share your interests and want to chat now. It's fun, friendly and free. The app claims to have more than 100 million active members for chatting and making new friends. They also claim to have good female-male ratio.Google Play
  • Grindr: The most successful hook-up app for the gay, bisexual and bi-curious men. The Grindr is immensely popular in the US and Europe. With over 7 million users in 192 countries, Grindr may be able to find you out the perfect guy through chat, swap photos and location.Google Play
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