Top Dating Apps for 2022

The best dating apps, based on student reviews collected this year.


1. Tinder

A straightforward dating app that's easy to get the hang of. Swipe right for people you're interested in and swipe left if you don't think it will work out.

If both of you swipe right, you can start chatting. Perfect if you like a simple approach to dating.


2. Bumble

Bumble was the first dating app to allow women to make the first move, bypassing conventional gender norms.

The app prioritises kindness and fosters respect. Bumble also offers more than just dating, with Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF.


3. Hinge

Based on the premise of effective dating, Hinge uses a Nobel-prize-winning algorithm to match you with potential partners.

Hinge's voice notes feature also provides an entertaining way to find out more about the person you're interested in.


4. OKCupid

OKCupid is the first totally free dating app with no hidden premium features.

To set up your profile, you answer a few questions, selecting how important the answer is to you. Afterwards, you find matches based on the issues that matter to you.



With 25 years of existence under its belt, has helped to connect millions of couples.

With detailed profiles and innovative features like zen mode, which allows you to only be contacted by matching couples, the platform has a lot to offer. also hosts frequent events.


6. Grindr

This location-based dating app tells you who's in your area and what they're looking for.

One of the first apps of its type for gay men, Grindr is a great option for anyone in the men-loving-men community.


7. eharmony

With a unique Compatibility Match system, you can get an easy-to-understand idea of how well you match with a particular profile.

With rave reviews, eharmony is a dating site to be trusted for singles anywhere.


8. Facebook Dating

One of the latest social additions to the heavyweight Meta family. By connecting the dating app to your Facebook profile, you can see how your interests align with prospective partners.

Your dating profile is separate from your main Facebook account and not visible on the main platform.


9. Coffee Meets Bagel

Every day at noon, Coffee Meets Bagel sends you personalised matches based on a smart algorithm that adapts to your interests.

It allows you to skip the small talk by generating meaningful ice-breakers based on what you post about.


10. Thursday

As the name suggests, this app is only accessible on Thursdays. It provides a unique new way of meeting people for users bored with other online dating options.

Thursday has partnerships with companies like Brewdog, hosting frequent events on, you guessed it, Thursdays.