Create a Dating App With These 6 Interesting Features That’ll Give Your Users More Actual & Real Dates

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The dating app market is flooded with different kinds of apps and the demand for top chat and dating apps among people is far from declining. This is especially true for U.S. users. According to a report by Pew Research Center, 59% of U.S. adult believes that online dating is a good way to meet new people.


Furthermore, the report also revealed that the use of online dating sites as well as mobile dating apps by young adults has nearly tripled since 2013.


Today, the dating apps have become like social apps – when everyone around you is using them, you think to give it a try as well.

There are numerous dating apps on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store, which provides nearly same features as each other. That means, there are obviously aren’t top dating apps that can satisfy the desires of the majority of users.

However, there are still some best dating apps like Tonight, which is also optimized for real date, says Techcrunch.


Unlike Tinder and its imitators, which takes a lot of awkward messaging prior to the meeting, the Tonight dating app has eliminated this part – As soon as two people show interest in each other, the app will set them up on a date with a time and place, no messaging required.

What’s more interesting about Tonight?

Users will no longer have to schedule their date in-advance, because as we all know that since our culture becoming more and more spontaneous, deciding what nights you’re free for the date this week is quite overwhelming. So in Tonight instead, you sign in when you’re free for a date that very evening, and if both you and your match is free on the same evening, the app sets up the date gives both a time and place to meet up.

Although, users will have to sign in by 6 PM to get a date that night, which is expected to discourage people who are just looking for a hookup.

While the idea of dating app ‘Tonight’ sounds quite unique, but in this blog, we’re going to share 6 more unique and interesting features for Entrepreneurs who are looking to hire iPhone app developers to create dating app and stand out from the competition.

Tinder Like Dating App

6 Interesting Features To Standout From Tinder and Other Alternative Dating Apps And Provide Real Dates to Your Users

Tinder became a real legend because it was the first dating app in the mobile app market, just like Uber being the first taxi booking app. But, now that the competition has increased, you’ve to offer your target audience something unique and interesting to capture their attention and get into their pocket. So here are the 7 interesting features that’ll give your users’ more actual & real dates in the 21st century.

1 – Feed

Many of you might not consider ‘Feed’ as an interesting feature. Yet, some online dating apps
(lesbian dating app Her, for example) have already implemented Feed for their users and that has proved to be an engaging feature. While we agree that ‘Feed’ feature is more common for social networking apps like Facebook and Instagram, but since it’s still not a common feature among dating apps, you can take its advantage and include in your dating app.


Moreover, Feed feature in your dating app will let your users express themselves in a more better way to find the right match. Meaning, they’ll more chances to meet a person who shares the same interests and outlook on life.

2 – Stories

Right after ‘Stories’ feature was implemented in Snapchat App, many mobile giants have borrowed it for their advantage. Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, Instagram, and even Skype have implemented ‘Stories’ feature one-by-one. And since the majority of millennials are literally obsessed with this disappearing video & photos feature, why don’t you take advantage of it too?


As a matter of fact, Instagram recently reported that the feature that lets users share videos and photos that disappear after 24 hours is now used by 250 Million people every day.

Also Read: Tinder Alternatives: 9 Top Dating Apps Like Tinder for 2020

3 – ‘Missed Connections’ Feature

This feature is fresh so it’s a good idea to include in your dating app if you want to increase interest in your app among users.

How does it work?

Well, the missed connections feature reminds users that the world around them is full of opportunities and your perfect match that you’re searching for probably dines at your favorite restaurant or goes at the same gym as you. In simple words, the app finds people who you’ve already crossed paths within the real world and allows you to communicate with them through this feature.


If you plan to make a dating app of your own, remember that this feature uses geolocation data to determine the intersection points with other app users and also calculates a number of times two users have crossed path to give a personalized experience.

4 – Place Suggestions

Place suggestions are yet another interesting feature. And our top mobile app developers can develop your dating app with this feature easily for your users to select the right place for your first date. To achieve this, our developers will collect data from third-party services like TripAdvisor and users’ locations data to identify and suggest the right place according to the user’s partner’s preferences.


In addition, we can also make this feature more interesting by analyzing a user and his possible partner’s hobbies, interests, and temperament to suggest the best place to spend the evening. For instance, your app can automatically suggest a Sports bar if you both are the sports fan.

5 – Edit Sent Messages

If you’ve ever used Telegram of Skype, then you may already know that message editing feature can sometimes be life-saving for all of us. And when it comes to making the first impression, especially in front of possible life partner, nobody wants to get into “coffee” situation. So make sure your users don’t face such situations.


6 – In-App Shopping Feature for Gift-Giving

When it comes to relationships, especially in the early days, giving each other small gifts such as cakes, chocolates, and flowers indicates a caring relationship. And as a matter of fact, this is more or less applicable to couples all around the world.


Take ‘The League’ app for example. They’ve applied the same strategy and team up with delivery services to create a unique experience for their users. The League app allows its users to send flowers, cakes, and drinks to their matches.

Final Thoughts…

Dating app industry is quite new and soaring. And we can come up with even more interesting ideas to create a dating app if you contact us on this matter. And if you are creating a dating app based on your own app idea or create a Tinder clone app and want cost estimation from us, then you can cross-verify it with us as we’re a leading app development company and have already developed over 3500 mobile applications along with unique features and functionalities.

In case, if you still have any query or confusion regarding how much does it cost to create chat and dating apps like Tinder or Bumble, should I go with an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) of apps similar to Tinder, then you can get in touch with us through our contact us form. One of our sales representatives will revert to you as soon as possible. The consultation is absolutely free of cost.

This page was last edited on May 27th, 2020, at 4:25.

Author Bio

Narendra Purohit

Narendra Purohit

Designation: Vice President (Products)

Narendra Purohit is Vice President (Products) at Space-O Technologies. He has in-depth knowledge about software delivery and 16+ years of experience in web and mobile app development industry. He has expertise in the photo-video apps, lifestyle apps, dating app industry.


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