Don’t Just Develop a Dating App – This is How You Can Stand Out in the Mobile Dating Space

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Around 91 million worldwide users are on dating apps and many more to come.

Do you want to find your perfect match without wasting time?

There is a wide collection of dating applications, including Tinder, eHarmony, etc. used to find friends and partners. Among all, currently, Tinder is the one of the top dating apps having 50 million average monthly users in 2014.

At TechCrunch Disrupt NY, two of the applications named Her and Bumble enable users to find friendship and relationship. According to Whitney Wolfe of Bumble, this feature has led to terrific engagement and also shown the bigger sign than the actual dating portion of Bumble. The company is all about to reveal a group-based match feature to invite friends’ group together.

Bumble connects users to the people around them. After two people choose by swiping right, they are added to each other’s ‘hive’ of connections. Women have to write something within 24 hours otherwise, the connection will disappear. If the request sends to the same sex connections, or friendships, one of them has to make a move within 24 hours.

How Coffee Meets Bagel & Bumble Generate Revenue?

One of the latest features where daters have to pay for an A/B test to figure out which photo they should use on their dating profiles. Coffee Meets Bagel is one of three dating applications, which has a monetization aspect.

The discussion after that turned to in-app advertisements, which recently rolled out by Tinder. Bumble may soon have some additional paid features, but it will not charge for the basic dating and safety functionality, as it is already baked into the app. Wolfe doesn’t think advertisements are the proper way to monetize for Bumble instead it focuses on monetizing through new features.

Robyn Exton of Her also shared that how her application has benefitted from only having to study single gender group that allows them to custom dating application to target the right audience.

Tinder Like Dating App

How New Dating Application Change the Dating World?

With nearly 2 million dues-paying members, Match is one of the best dating apps among 4,000 online dating applications in the market. Dating apps like Tinder and others grow at a modest 3.5% annually and also this industry is pulling an eye-opening $2 billion a year.

Integrating with video into every profile, a Philadelphia-based startup, Instamour aims to take more depth to dating apps. CEO Jason Sherman says, “It provides users a significant information about prospective dates than static photos and written descriptions.”

There is another dating application like HER for women, Lulu, where women can post written descriptions of male friends—similar to a Yelp for men. The reviewers can be guys that they know on Facebook, who have downloaded the Lulu app with a hope to get positive reviews. Males can read their own reviews and, if they don’t like what they read, they can leave of participating.

One of the best dating applications, eHarmony uses a 400-word questionnaire to find out the best-matched soulmates. However, not every dating application takes shallow method to matchmaking.

Are You Finding the Best Company to Develop Your Dating App? If yes, then

Don’t look further than Space-O Technologies. Whether you want to make an app like Tinder or any other dating application, we have expertise in developing numerous dating applications that packed with powerful and unique features. We approach every situation like a partnership and helps our clients to target their niche audience.

Many of our clients from NYC, Australia, and Boston want to develop dating app with different features like message options, geo search targeting, profile searching, and creation. We develop all types of dating applications, including Geolocation matching, Matching algorithm-based, Traditional and Niche dating apps for Android and iOS.

What different Types of Dating Apps Are Best Alternatives to Tinder?

My Circle is one of the most popular dating apps, as it connected local people. Available in iOS and Android, this app is best for local connection and classifieds.

Hinge is also cool application, as it connects people, who share mutual friends. This application is best for making new friends or searching more serious relations. Apart from, Cuddli and OKCupid are another dating applications that enable to meet someone in the safe public places. If you want to look only one profile in a day, you should try Coffee Meets Bagel.

Alternatives to Tinder, You Should Try these dating Applications

HowAboutWe – This application allows to post a date idea and reach out to someone you like and arrange a date together. HowAboutWe encourages people to spend less time online and devotes more on face2face action.

Happn – Happn allows people to be connected with those new people, whom we meet every day in real life. This application doesn’t need mutual friends to get you a match, as it works by putting users in contact with those within your vicinity.


Tastebuds – Tastebuds allows users to meet other people, who share your taste in music. This application doesn’t ask you for sexual orientation, although Tastebuds isn’t marketed as a “dating app”. Tastebuds explains lesson “Music is the key to the soul.”

Could A Dating App Be Profitable for People not residing in non-US?

There are many country-specific dating applications like Paktor that was launched in Singapore and now, it dominates around South East Asia. Another is Mamba, which is the biggest Russian dating service sand boxed for Badoo developers.

If you want to develop country-specific dating application, we create a mobile-friendly application. We use most proven development methodologies for mobile apps. We don’t use dating app API of other apps, but we develop dating apps from the scratch. Our developed iOS and Android dating app can also make money with:

  • In-app purchases to purchase in-app currency, icons, smileys, etc.
  • Premium plans to unlock additional features
  • Ads to generate space for third-party companies to display their ads
  • Subscriptions fee to use an app for a certain period of time.

So, if you are looking for successful dating application development service, then contact us with your requirements.

This page was last edited on May 28th, 2020, at 7:24.

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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