6 lesser known dating apps that you may want to try

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6 lesser known dating apps that you may want to try

You may hate them, but you will inevitably find your way back to them. No, we're not talking about your toxic ex. But much like them, dating apps can be difficult to let go of. Even though you've sworn to delete them a hundred times, you will most likely find yourself reinstalling it and repeating the same cycle.  

Over the years, the number of dating apps has multiplied with the chance to find something genuine or perhaps just a good time, if that's what you want. And if you find yourself fatigued by the endless swiping on popular dating apps, perhaps it's time to explore newer ones. 

We've compiled a list of lesser-known dating apps that are sure to enhance your online dating experience. 


Launched in 2014, Happn became a popular favourite over time. The process is quite similar to other dating apps—you set up your profile and start swiping with people nearby, with similar characteristics. As an added advantage, Happn integrates with Spotify, allowing users to share songs and playlists, facilitating conversations and deeper connections through music. So yes, it’s definitely worth a try.


If you’re tired of the same old interface of dating apps, where you put in a bio, add pictures, and get going, then you have to give Schmooze a try. It’s the first-ever meme-based dating app. Here, you swipe on memes until you match. And the app's AI recommends profiles that liked the same memes as you. Here, you get to match with people based on their sense of humour. We say it’s worth a try.



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If you find yourself leaning towards more a serious relationship, Aisle is the one for you. The app is designed to help you find more meaningful connections and has proven successful for many. You can visit their website to read some real-life stories from real people, which may be all the convincing you need.


Founded by Sumesh Menon and Ankit Nautiyal, Woo is another underrated gem. In terms of features, it stands out for its commitment to privacy—you can anonymously like profiles without compromising your identity. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Woo offers a plethora of additional features such as personalised matchmaking algorithms, in-depth profile customisation, and interactive icebreakers to facilitate meaningful conversations. It's a refreshing alternative to mainstream dating apps. So, if you're seeking a dating app that prioritises privacy and authenticity while providing a comprehensive and enjoyable dating experience, Woo is the one for you!

Dil Mil 

Dil Mil is a popular South Asian dating app with a significant US, Canada, UK, Australia, and India user base. If you're living abroad, Dil Mil is definitely worth a try. The app allows you to leave comments on profiles you're interested in to foster interaction and connection. The app is user-friendly and prioritises safety, providing a secure environment for users to explore and engage. Additionally, Dil Mil offers advanced search filters and personalised matchmaking options, ensuring that you can find compatible matches tailored to your preferences. Whether you're seeking a serious relationship or casual dating, Dil Mil is a platform to meet like-minded individuals within the South Asian community.

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