If you’re an extrovert, you probably feel like dating apps weren’t designed for you. After all, as an outgoing person who loves to socialize, you’re already good at walking up to people in bars, parks, and cafes and asking them out on the spot.
You don’t need an algorithm to do the work for you!
But in the modern world, even the most confident singles could benefit from a dating app. It’s so normalized to find love online, you may even have a better chance of finding a partner on an app than in person.
Plus, even without the in-person conversation you love so much, dating apps are fun for extroverts like you. You get to take selfies, round up all your best qualities in a bio, and even reach out to new connections with a simple swipe.
Here are the 9 best dating apps for extroverts to find love online
No matter your gender or sexual orientation, whether you’re looking for a hookup or something more, these apps are perfect for extroverts.
Tinder has been a trailblazer in the world of online dating, so it’s a no-brainer that it takes the number one spot on this list.
Extroverts thrive on this app while their personalities shine through their photos, bios, and messages. But don’t just take our word for it, there are even studies to prove it.
One research study found that extroverts seem particularly drawn to Tinder and have high rates of success on the platform. So if you’re looking for like-minded, outgoing people like you, Tinder is the ultimate dating app for extroverts.
Snack is like the TikTok of dating apps. Users create video pitches for their profiles which others then swipe through and favorite the ones they want to get to know.
It takes some courage to put yourself out there in video format for strangers to view online, so this is definitely not an app for the wallflowers among us.
If there’s a TikToker living within you, or you’re just bored of seeing endless selfies on other apps, Snack is a great way for extroverts to put their best selves online.
(Download on iOS)
Hinge really prioritizes conversation, which is great for you chatty extroverts.
When building your profile, you answer a series of prompts with customized responses that can be as funny or serious as you like.
This means that you get a real sense of who someone is before you even match with them and you have some conversation starters to get the ball rolling.
The app also points you toward people who they think you would like, which is good for extroverts who are tired of always being the one chasing down matches.
Before there was Tinder, or any other dating app, there was Grindr. This OG dating app is an awesome space for gay, bisexual and pansexual men to find hookups and dates.
Even the most extroverted men can struggle to find other men in person, so a dating app like Grindr really cuts to the chase by providing a safe space for queer guys.
You can opt to only date within your type, or “Tribe,” which totally removes the time-wasting effort of looking at profiles that simply are not attractive to you!
For extroverted women who love to make the first move, Bumble is the app for you.
The app is designed to put women first and give girls a chance to escape from the endless creepy messages from men on other dating apps.
When you match with someone on Bumble, it’s up to the women to message first, otherwise the match disappears within 24 hrs. No time-wasting, no one who doesn’t want to talk back, it’s an extrovert’s dream!
Her is a dating app/social network cross-over designed with lesbian, bisexual and queer users in mind, which means that even if you don’t find love on the app you’re almost guaranteed to find a friend.
Mainstream, heterosexual dominated dating apps can make even the most extroverted LGBTQ person retreat inward, so Her is a powerful way to counter that experience.
Aside from dating features, Her offers social features, news, and articles about LGBTQ issues, events, questions, and more.
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As an extrovert, you’re probably prone to swiping rapidly through as many matches as possible on dating apps, but even social butterflies need to slow down from time to time.
Once gives you just one match a day to allow you a chance to really get to know someone, albeit quickly, before you vet another match.
This means you get to flex your conversational skills without getting your DMs flooded.
8. Facebook Dating
For some shy folk, the idea of syncing a dating app with a social media profile is terrifying. But for extroverts, putting yourself out there online is no biggy.
The app won’t reveal your usage to your Facebook friends unless you want it to, but it does have a secret crush feature that allows you to express interest in someone from your Facebook or Instagram network so that Facebook can match you up.
This is a slightly more subtle feature, but it still lets you show off your social skills behind the safety of your screen.
(Add to your Facebook profile)
Happn is like the perfect crossover between slipping your number to the cute bartender and matching with a total stranger online.
Using your location, Happn matches you with people who you cross paths with daily but don’t even realize what you’re missing.
Imagine you’re sitting in traffic and you see someone attractive in the car beside you but can’t talk to them, because, duh, you’re sitting in traffic. You could look for them on Happn instead. And who knows, you just might be a match!
Alice Kelly is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Catch her covering all things social justice, news, and entertainment.