Contrary to what some people still think, flirting is not about attracting sexual advances or manipulating people. Most of the times, it is actually platonic. In fact, it is also beneficial for your emotional and physical health so long as you know where to draw the line.

By flirting, you draw fun into your life, feeling more upbeat and positive in general. In turn, you also lighten up the mood of another individual. Also, did you know that as human beings, we’re biologically inclined towards pleasure and happy people? This is why babies are natural flirts! It has something to do with your neurons and neurotransmitters, but we don’t get into that.

What I’m trying to say, is that all of us have this innate urge to flirt, usually for our own delight. Thankfully, you now have online dating apps to make this task easier and more straightforward.

best flirting apps for android & ios users

In case you have already tried searching before, you may have noticed that the app stores are teeming with such services. However, many of them fall short as far as the user-base and UI is concerned. That’s why, we’ve hauled out the best flirting apps for Android as well as iOS users. Take a look:

Top 8 Flirting Apps For Android & iOS Users

Tinder:

Tinder is undoubtedly the top-notch app for dating, flirting, and more specifically, hooking-up. It is like the Netflix of the online dating world. Currently, it boasts of a user-base of over 50 million users, from all around the world. The app is available in roughly 190 countries and is absolutely free to download and use. You’ll have to use your Facebook account to sign-up. Once that’s done, you can browse through stacks of profiles, swipe left (to pass) or right (to like) on them, and start chatting once you’ve got a match. Though there is an option to enter your bio, many of the users skip this and only add their photos. After all, who has got the time to read all that text when you simply want to flirt?

While using the basic features on the app doesn’t cost any money, you’ll need to upgrade to either Tinder Plus ($9.99/mo) or Tinder Gold (Tinder Plus + $4.99/mo) if you want access to premium features like extra ‘super likes’, profile boost, ‘passport’ swipes, rewind, unlimited likes, and see who liked your profile before matching. The only downside is that if you’re over 28 years of age, you will have to pay a bit more.

For Android –

Tinder
Tinder
Developer: Tinder
Price: Free+

For iOS –

Tinder
Tinder
Developer:
Price: Free+

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OkCupid:

OkCupid, or OKC, strikes a good balance between apps like Tinder and Match.com. The former is mostly used to hook-up whereas the latter serves as a matchmaking app for long-term relationships. OkCupid is meant for dating, healthy flirting, and social networking. The best part? It caters to both, LGBTQ people and heterosexuals. You can get it for free. However, the free version is ad-supported. If you want an ad-free experience, you’ll have to subscribe to the paid version. OkC offers two subscription plans namely, A-List Basic ($9.95/mo) and A-List Premium ($24.90/mo) which include advanced features like read-receipts, boosts (can be purchased separately for $2), send/receive photos, see who has liked you, and zero ads.

OkCupid said to have an excellent matching algorithm, in that it matches you based on a multiple-choice questionnaire that brings forth your interests, preferences, and personality. Check my OkCupid Review to know more about this app.

For Android –

OkCupid Dating
OkCupid Dating
Developer: okcupid.com
Price: Free+

For iOS –

OkCupid Dating
OkCupid Dating
Developer: OkCupid.com
Price: Free+

How About We:

How About We is another LGBT-friendly web based dating app that serves as an effective means for flirting. The service hinges on the idea that users must come up with unique and creative ways to meet and thereby, complete the line, “How about we..”. If you’re out of ideas, the site also presents a “speed date” feature which offers a bunch of date-ideas that you can respond to by either swiping right (yes) or swiping left (no). Similar to OKC, How About We also uses a list of questions in order to provide better suited matches. Therefore, the sign-up process may take a bit longer compared to apps like Tinder. As far as messaging is concerned, there’s plenty of room for improvement. It works akin to a social media site and lacks a proper system.

You can use How About We for free but just like majority of the dating apps, this service also offers extra features at a cost. The premium version is available at $7.99/month which allows you to see messages from other users and send them “intrigues” if they catch your attention.

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Plenty of Fish:

Currently owned by the Match Group, Plenty of Fish, or POF, is one of the fastest growing apps. You can access it in several countries including the U.S, the UK, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and Ireland, in nine languages. However, it is the most popularly used app in Canada. POF uses something known as a “chemistry predictor” that gauges different aspects of a user’s personality including openness, family orientation, easygoingness, self-control, and self-confidence; to provide better match recommendations. The good news is that you can use POF for free. The app does not charge even for sending messages to someone. Moreover, is has a colossal membership base. Unfortunately, you’ll have to upgrade to the premium membership (starts at $18.59/mo) if you want features like read receipts. The only disappointing factor is that the UI is not as sophisticated as other services like Tinder or OKC given that POF is free.

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POF Dating
POF Dating
Developer: PlentyOfFish
Price: Free+

Bumble:

Bumble is sort of like the ‘feminist’ version Tinder in that it does not allow men to initiate a chat for the simple reason that many guys tend to bombard the ladies with their messages, often with inappropriate content. Another twist in the plot is that women will have only 24 hours to talk to their matches or else they will disappear. This pushes them to take an action, thereby leading to faster results. Fun fact: This service was founded by Whitney Herd, the co-founder of Tinder. Similar to Tinder, Bumble also authenticates your account only through Facebook. The app offers a premium subscription called Bumble Boost. This is priced at $9.99/mo and includes features like ‘Rematch’, ‘Beeline’, and ‘Busy Bee’. These features basically allow you to extend the 24-hour timeline, and see who has liked your profile.

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Jaumo:

Jaumo markets itself as an app to flirt your way to friendship, discovery, and even love. The process is quite easy and straight-forward. The app boasts a membership of over 30 million users and has an excellent user rating on both, the App store and the Play store. Once you have signed up, you can like or dislike profiles nearby you, just like you would on other dating apps. The best part? You can browse anonymously unless you decide otherwise. Note that if you add any obscene photos, they will be taken down immediately. Sending and receiving messages on Jaumo is absolutely free. But if you wish to get the best out of this service, you’ll need to upgrade to the premium membership that comes with a 7-day free trial period. Jaumo is uncomplicated, and pretty simple to use!

For Android –

Jaumo Dating, Flirt & Live Video
Jaumo Dating, Flirt & Live Video

Zoosk:

Zoosk claims to have an extensive user-base of roughly 40 million users from across the globe who are all there to connect with fellow singles, whether to date, flirt, or just have a fun night out. It is an upcoming app with interesting features like ‘SmartPick’ which matches users as per their likes and preferences, stringent photo verification procedure demands video selfies in various angles, advanced search filters such as body type, and an efficient customer support team.

The free version comes with only basic features whereas the premium subscription (priced at $29.99/mo) enables you to send messages to users you’re interested in, boost your profile visibility, and more. Personally, I loved how intuitive its UI is. Plus, the design is very eye-pleasing and navigation is a piece of cake too. Another upside of Zoosk is that the female to male ratio is way higher than on majority of the dating apps. Therefore, the chances of receiving matches is higher. As per my experience, the quality of these users is superior too!

For Android –

Zoosk Dating App: Meet Singles
Zoosk Dating App: Meet Singles

For iOS –

Zoosk - #1 Dating App
Zoosk - #1 Dating App
Developer: Zoosk, Inc.
Price: Free+

Lovoo:

Yet another brilliant app for flirting, Lovoo has been around since 2012 with a current membership of over 30 million users in more than 20 nations. You can register yourself through either Facebook or email. Once you’ve signed in, you can browse profiles of other users, check who is online, and hit the ones you like, without matching with them. Lovoo works like a combination of Instagram and Tinder where users can upload their pictures in real-time, add hashtags, while also seeking a partner to either date, flirt, or love. One of its key features is “live radar”. This feature enables you to see (in real-time) who is near you, or see when someone edits their profiles or uploads a photo.

Lovoo offers a paid subscription with additional features like 3x chats daily, glance all profiles at once, see who has liked your profile, hide your profile views, and an ad-free experience.

For Android –

LOVOO
LOVOO
Developer: LOVOO GmbH
Price: Free+

For iOS –

LOVOO
LOVOO
Developer: LOVOO GmbH apps
Price: Free+

To Conclude:

The aforementioned apps would be more than enough to get you started on your flirting game and have some fun in the dating arena. We’d suggest you to first try out the free version of any of the apps you pick, before splurging on a paid subscription. Note that you may encounter bugs with regards to interface and spam-bots/fake users; there’s no way to avoid that!

A few other notable flirting apps to try are Skout, MeetMe, and Coffee Meets Bagel.

We hope that our list was of help to you!

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