These Niche Dating Apps Could Be Your Key to Finding Love

Time to narrow down your choices. 

In today’s world of online dating dating, it’s so easy to swipe left or right on potential matches. Yet, for lovelorn youngsters, online dating can be a bit tricky. According to Pew Research Center, 35% of current or recent users of dating apps say that in the past year, online dating has made them feel more pessimistic. However, though searching for a partner online can be harrowing, the payoff is significant when you meet the right person. More than half of Americans (54%) say relationships that begin on a dating site or app are just as successful as those that begin in person.

Enter niche dating apps. These dating apps focus on connecting people based on specific tastes and interests and narrow down your dating options so you can meet more suited matches. There is no need to worry about connecting with someone with little or no shared interests (and no need to lie about loving the outdoors on your profile). These niche dating apps do the filtering for you and create a more meaningful online dating experience. 

Our comprehensive list of niche dating apps ranges from apps for those committed to their sobriety, cat people, threesome seekers, astrology lovers, fitness buffs, and more. You will be surprised how specific some of these dating apps get. Good luck in your search!

Tastebuds 

Tastebuds is an app for music lovers. With this app, you can meet people who share your taste in music. With this app, you don’t have to worry about your potential dates having terrible or clashing taste in music. We all know that music is a great bonding tool. It makes us wonder: why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?

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XO 

Nobody likes anyone who plays games when it comes to dating. That is, unless you’re using the XO app then playing games is perfect. With the XO dating app, you can play games with potential matches. This saves you from thinking about what to say besides “hey” and cools the anxiety of starting the conversation. The games serve as perfect icebreakers. The games on XO like two truths and a lie are easy to play and facilitate getting to know the other person better.

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Ship

Ship allows you to take yourself out of the equation when it comes to vetting potential partners. Yes, you heard that right. With the Ship dating app, you can enlist friends to swipe on your behalf, and if you match with someone (whose friends are also swiping for them), you can start chatting—no more sending a screenshot of potential matches to your group chat. Let them swipe for you.

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Chorus

Just like Ship, Chorus also allows your friends to play matchmaker and do the swiping for you. Chorus is also a good option for dating during a pandemic. They have a five-minute video chat feature where you can meet and chat with your matches on a video call.

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CoffeeMeetsBagel 

A self-proclaimed anti-swiping app, CoffeeMeetsBagel is an app that wants you to discover only meaningful connections. So every day they send you a limited number of quality matches. Say goodbye to endless swiping and say hello to limited and intentional swiping.

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Loosid 

If you are sober, it can be challenging to go out on dates or socialize. That is unless your date is also sober. Loosid is a dating app for people who are living in sobriety. Say goodbye to awkward situations where you have to explain why you aren’t drinking. Side note: stop pressuring people to drink with you after they tell you they are not drinking.

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Feeld 

Feeld is a dating app for people who want a threesome. You can create a “couple account” with your partner or join as an individual. Everyone on the app is there for the same reason which allows you to cut through the awkwardness.

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S’More 

It’s high time we cooled down on the highly superficial swiping-enabled form of dating. The S’More dating app is focused on anti-superficial dating & relationships. You can’t see the photo of the person right away. The photo of your potential match is blurred and starts to unblur the more you chat with them. This way, you match first based on a person’s personality.

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DIG

If you join the Dig dating app with equal intentions to find love and befriend a dog, we won’t judge. Dig is the dog lovers app and caters to those who “live a dog-forward lifestyle.” Dog parents looking to date no longer have to worry whether their potential partners will love or get along with their dogs — as everyone on the app is a dog lover. With the Dig dating app, you can find true love and, even better, become a dog mom or dad.

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Tabby 

Are you a Cat person? Are you tired of going on dates with smug dog lovers who don’t appreciate your Cat? Did you just read the above paragraph about the dating app for dog owners and think “what of cat owners?” Then we present to you the Cat Person dating app Tabby. If you want a partner who would love your Cat as much as you do, then this is the app to use. Meet like-minded feline lovers with Tabby.

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MeetMindful 

MeetMindful is for people who want to “show up fully, connect with intention, and build strong relationship foundations.” This app focuses on mindfulness and intentionality. If you’re on a journey of living a more mindful life and building strong connections, then you should try this.

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NUiT 

Are you are Taurus who can never date a Pieces? Are you a Leo that wants everyone to know about it? Then it is the dating app for astrology lovers is for you. Match with people who love astrology as much as you do. Meet your star-crossed or fated dates with the Nuit astrology matching dating app.

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TeamUp 

If fitness is a priority for you, then TeamUp is the perfect app to meet like-minded dating prospects. This dating app is made exclusively for the dating community. You can match with people who share the same love for exercising. On this app, chances are suggesting that your first date could be at the gym won’t be weird— we think.

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RBL 

RBL is a dating app platform where Black singles can meet and date based on similar likes and interests. With RBL, Black singles can make meaningful connections with each other. Rest assured, Black love is alive and well.

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Chispa 

Chispa is a dating app designed to cater to Hispanic millennials. Their mission is to create an exclusive community where Latino men and Latina women can meet and engage with each other to build meaningful connections.

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JSwip 

Shalom! Targeted at Jewish millennial singles, JSwipe is a dating app that fills a gap among younger Jews who would be embarrassed to be on existing Jewish online dating services. They are known for being more relationship-oriented.

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Good luck! 

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Jiji Ugboma

Editor in Chief

Jiji is a writer, entrepreneur, and digital marketing specialist based in New York. She writes about personal development, self-actualization, mental health, and creativity as they relate to the quarter-life crisis experiences of millennials and gen-z. She has a deep love for quirky podcasts, coffee, and chocolate desserts.