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The best hookup apps of 2020

By Harriet Piercy

Sep 19, 2020


Whether you’re looking for love, attention or a cheeky one night stand, we’ve got good news for you. There are a lot of apps out there that’ll fit just right, and we’re here to remind you—there’s more than enough fish in the sea to go round. A word of caution is still on the cards though, as we aren’t advocating a mass mingle in the midst of a global pandemic so meet only the must-meets. Here are the best hookup or dating apps of 2020.

For those of you who chicken out when it comes to saying hi: Happn takes you halfway there

It’s a location based app, and not in the creepy way. You set your distance range and if you cross paths with a cutie it pops up and tells you so. No more walking past that saucy bit of eye contact from across the street, if you’ve both got the app, you’re both given a second chance at hello. Meet cute much?

For those of you who want it all: It’s still Tinder

Yes, undoubtedly the most famous app and yes, Tinder is still very much around. With the largest number of users you’ll get the full array of options, ones that you’d never have a chance to meet otherwise.

For those of you are over Tinder: it’s all about Hinge, baby!

If you’re ready to jump ship, Hinge works like the word does. It links you up to your friends of friends of friends on Facebook, so if you’ve been eyeing out a pal that’s not really your pal but don’t have the guts to cold call, Hinge is the likely place to run into them!

For LGBTQ daters: Get your sweet ass on Grindr!

Grindr bills itself as the world’s largest social (lovin’) networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people. It focuses on your profile pic, user name and the choice of your ‘tribe’ that best describes your type. What are you waiting for?

For those who want the lady to make the first move: Bumble

Get buzzing, because Bumble has reversed the roles and added a time limit to how long you take to reply, so don’t miss your chance. FYI, there is also Bumble for business and friendship.

For lady lovin: It’s called Her

Her is the dating and social network app designed with lesbian, bisexual and queer users in mind. She’s out there babe, more like many if not more.

For that friend that needs a little help: Be a Wingman

Need a little help matchmaking? Wingman brings your friends into the hot seat. They actually write your profile for you, and do the swiping too, so choose your besties. You’re only really in the loop if your match likes you back. So call your mates and go get ‘em we say.

Last but not least, for the extra open minded: We give you Feeld

Coupled up or single, the more the merrier. All are welcome here. This app encourages you to mingle across genders and beyond straight or gay, if you’re kinky and you know it raise your hand! (no nudity or explicit content on the app though, save it)