9 Serious Alternatives to Tinder™ in the UK


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By Top10BstDatingSitesStaff

We all love the ease and simplicity of a mobile app such as Tinder™ for finding nearby singles on the go. But with online dating now the most popular way to find every kind of relationship, from a casual hookup or flirtation to the loves of our lives, sometimes we can crave more from our dating websites. Join us while we take a look at our experts top 9 serious alternatives for flirting and love outside of the Tinder™ dating scene.



zoosk app features

The Zoosk app is a great alternative to Tinder™, and is #1 rated on the app store. As well as easy and fun on the go dating, it syncs seamlessly with Facebook for perfect social media integration, and offers one of the best messenger functions out there for online dating and chatting on the go. Extra tools like in app safety verification are a great added feature you won’t find on Tinder™.

Elite Singles

personality quiz example

Elite Singles is about more than just a casual hook up. The distinguishing feature here is the personality quiz you complete on sign up. Rather than simply match you by location and age, you are compatibility matched by the interests and outlooks which really matter. The in depth compatibility questionnaire is fun to complete and gives you a real chance of making it work with your match.


stream and mixer features

Match works in a similar way to apps like Tinder™, but with a more serious userbase. Members of Match are looking for a real connection with someone, and often for dating and relationships rather than a hookup. They employ similar features to apps like Tinder™, notably their Mixer function is very similar and allows you to browse and swipe through profiles on your phone, and we also love Stream, where you can see a ton of info on your potential matches without clicking a single button.


eharmony profile

eHarmony is another compatibility website, and as well as algorithmically matching you to potential dates, they offer some great options for communication and safety. In particular, we love SecureCall. With this feature you can chat on the phone to your match and see if there’s a spark before you arrange an offline meet, without ever having to give over private information like your phone number.

Dating Agency

video profile options

While it’s great to be able to see the location and photos of matches on dating websites like Tinder™, sometimes you just want that bit more before jumping in and flirting with a stranger. We’ve taken a look at the profile options of many of the best online dating sites, and we love the extras offered at Dating Agency. In particular, here you can create a video profile to say hi to potential matches. There’s a lot you can know about chemistry even from watching someone introduce themselves over webcam, and it makes a real difference to that first impression.


search functionality

Love the ease and fun of Tinder™ dating, but sometimes feel like you’re playing a young person’s game? Mature dating is the fastest growing section of the online dating market, and there are loads of great websites out there which know that life begins at 40! Just Senior Singles is a great example, and offers some fun community extras to make new friends at the same time as excellent dating tools and search functionality of an exclusively senior pool of singles.

Christian Mingle

Sign up screen

There are some niche searches where if you relied on Tinder™ style dating you would be swiping fruitlessly for months on end, and not even sure you’d found what you’re looking for when you eventually did. Religious niche dating is one of them. Skip the drama and head straight for an online dating site with a dedicated pool of religious singles. Christian Mingle is our #1 Christian dating site choice, offering religious extras like a prayer wall and daily bible verses, as well as Christian search filters and brilliant Christian community bonuses, whatever denomination you’re looking for.

Cheeky Devil

sexual search filters

Looking to recapture the fun of Tinder™ style dating, and worried about losing that on more ‘serious’ dating websites? You’re looking for a website like Cheeky Devil. Fun and sexy, aimed at the more casual dater with three exciting modes of browsing including allowing photos with explicit nudity, this type of website is exactly what you need if you want a large pool of sexy singles looking for casual dating and fun. Extra dating tools like chat-rooms and sexual search filters complete the experience.

Mature Dating UK

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For those who need a little extra help, but still want more functionality that a simple swipe style Tinder™ dating experience, try a softer landing into online dating with a website like Mature Dating UK. Complete with tutorials for every aspect and a great help section for any questions you might have, this website understands that we’re not all tech savvy, and should still be able to access the fun and simplicity of online dating.

Want a more streamlined comparison of all your choices for online dating UK? Head to our handy comparison chart to make an informed decision.

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