Dallas's Best Dating Apps & Sites For Singles (From the Experts)

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There are different ways to figure out which of the best dating apps in Dallas is right for you. You can try out the hundreds of different apps and sites yourself, you can ask around, or you can get advice from the experts. That's where we come in!

After trying out over a hundred different dating sites and apps we know whats working around town. Don’t ever be discouraged if you haven't had a lot of success yet because Dallas dating statistics are good. There are over 1.4 million people in our city and 30 percent of them are single. From Westlake to Cedar Crest and everywhere in-between (shout out to Fairfield!), we found the apps that are actually getting results without wasting time.

Dallas is a very different part of Texas so it pays to get local recommendations. If you’re a graduate of SMU, DBU, or any other university and you’re seeking another highly-educated single, don’t worry -- we’ve got you covered.

The following is a list of the best Dallas dating apps and sites. Find the best fit for you, and explore the singles in our city. We want to hear about your experience so give us a shout out! Leave a comment below and tell us your story -- we’re excited to hear it!

XO app screenshots from test

#1 - XO (Android; iOS) is one of the best dating app in Dallas for gamers

XO is all about having fun while dating. If you're tired of boring dinner dates where it feels like an interview XO can be a fun way to mix things up.

The whole concept of this dating app is that you and your match get to know each other while playing games online. You can play against each other or as a team and there are a wide variety of games to try. We found that it's a surprisingly good way to get people to take their guard down and actually have a fun conversation.

We're all pretty competitive by nature so adding a little fun competition was actually a good way to get the emotions going. Overall is was a lot more enjoyable than just texting back and forth for weeks.

Why XO is one of the best Dallas dating apps

  • Much more fun than most dating apps
  • Surprisingly good at getting people to relax and take their guard down
  • Good variety of fun games to play

What we don’t like about it

  • The userbase is still kinda small
  • Sometimes our matches or us would get caught up in the game and stop talking!



eHarmony dating app look

#2 - eHarmony (Android; iOS) is our favorite way to find relationships

eHarmony is the king of Dallas dating apps when you want a real relationship. There are a lot of great sites out there if you're looking for something more casual but nothing compares when it comes to real, long-term compatibility.

For us, it came down to a combination of popularity and technology that really seems to set eHarmony apart and lead to their crazy success rates (75% of all marriages that start online begin on eHarmony). There are a ton of Dallas singles using it and the ability to match up compatible people has been pretty impressive.

You have to make a pretty in-depth profile and really explain what you're looking for on eHarmony. It's not the most fun thing in the world to do but it's paid off for us. Everyone needs to give it a shot if they're looking long-term.

eHarmony trial

Why eHarmony is the best dating site in Dallas

  • When you’re responsible for 75% of all marriages that start online you’re doing something right
  • Really popular in Dallas so you get a lot of matches
  • Once you’re set up you don’t need to do a lot since the matching happens automatically

What we don’t like about it

  • Not as popular with the 18-22 crowd but still decent
  • It can take a few weeks to really get going



Several screens from Hinge

#3 - Hinge (Android; iOS) works pretty well for connected singles

Hinge has been one of the most popular dating apps around Dallas for the past few years and for good reason. Hinge is trying to be like Tinder, just better, and it's been pretty successful so far.

Where Tinder is kind of a free-for-all Hinge tries to simplify things and help people beyond the initial matching. They limit the number of people you can try to match with to 10 a day and have some decent ways to make messaging back and forth easier.

If you're looking for a more "refined" Tinder this is it.

Why Hinge is a solid choice

  • It’s like Tinder for grownups
  • Makes you focuse more time on fewer people leading to better matches
  • Pretty popular around Dallas

What we don’t like about it

  • Not the best app for relationships or flings but decent for both
  • When you can only like 10 profiles a day guys can struggle to find matches



What AFF looks like when using it

#4 - AFF is the best hookup app in Dallas

AFF has a very different focus than the other recommendations on our list. This is, by far, the best hookup app in Dallas right now. If you're not looking for a relationship and mostly just want to find someone to fool around with this is what you need to try first.

AFF is surprisingly popular around town (which shouldn't be surprising since they have 50 million members) and has been the app that we've seen guys do the best using. Unlike Tinder where it's a total beauty content AFF actually helps more normal-looking guys and girls find some action.

When you're just looking for some fun without the long-term commitment you need to check out AFF's free trial using the links above and below. There isn't a better Dallas hookup site right now.

Why AFF will work for you

  • The most popular site out there totally focused on fun in the bedroom
  • A lot more popular in Dallas than we expected
  • Everyone on the site is looking for the same thing.

What we don’t like about it

  • Some users can only access via web app
  • You have to signup via their website
  • We’d like them to update the design a bit


You Can Try AFF Free!
If you’re just looking for more short-term fun you need to try out AFF’s free trial. We’ve spent months and months testing out the alternatives (more than 100 other sites) and haven’t found anything that gives most guys more options and better results. Give it a shot!


Screenshots from the dating site OKcupid

#5 – OkCupid (Android; iOS) is one of the best dating sites in Dallas for trying new things

OkCupid has been popular for a long time and has TONS of profiles on it. Out of all the free dating sites in Dallas it’s got to be our favorite. It was one of the first we tried long ago so there is definitely a bit of nostalgia attached.

Let’s be clear though, OkCupid is not for those who want to get a good return on their time. The response rates are really low and most of the profiles are abandoned. What it is really good for is practicing!

It’s almost like a dating simulator at this point. There are certainly some quality people using it, but you have to be really good at building a solid profile and sending interesting messages to stand out. If you can get good on OkCupid you can crush it pretty much anywhere else.

Why OkCupid is worth downloading

  • Lots of people to practice one
  • Has some quality people using it but they are a little few and far between
  • We still really like their quizzes

What we don’t like about it

  • Really low response rates
  • Lots of guys just blasting out 100 messages a day to every woman with a pulse



Members on Tinder

#6 - Tinder (Android; iOS) has to be mentioned

Tinder is the one app that you can't get away without mentioning. It's been such a popular dating app in Dallas for so long that almost everyone has tried it at least once. Unfortunately, many of us didn't have a great experience.

Let's get things straight, Tinder can be THE best dating app in Dallas for the right people. If you're good-looking, have great photos, and know how to get people's attention with your messages this is the app for you. If that doesn't exactly match with your reality it can be pretty rocky.

We almost didn't' include it because if you can do well on Tinder you can do well pretty much anywhere (and don't need our recommendations). However, no list really is complete without mentioning it.

Why Tinder is a great dating app

  • The best option if you’re pretty good looking
  • It’s among the best dating sites in Dallas for the 18-25 crowd
  • Easy to use and blast out a bunch of messages

What we don’t like about it

  • Lots and lots of women just looking for attention
  • If you’re photos aren’t great you will struggle hard



Some of the people using Christian Mingles site

#7 - Christian Mingle (Android; iOS) is the top app for Dallas Christians

Christian Mingle is very well known within the Christian community and there is a good chance you know a couple that met using it. When you're Christian and single it's really hard to find compatible matches outside of your church group. Once you exhausted all of those options it gets pretty tricky.

Fortunately, Christian Mingle has a great mix of popularity and the ability to find exactly what you're looking for around Dallas. We really like how specific you can get with what you're interested in, believe in, and just can't accept. No other site out there allows for such granular filtering related to your faith.

When you're a single Christian this is often the best option for you though eHarmony is pretty solid as well.

Why Christian Mingle is a great dating site

  • The most popular Christian dating site around
  • Lots of options for many different denominations
  • Great filtering and messaging features

What we don’t like about it

  • Still pretty small compared to other great options for relationships, like eHarmony
  • Not quite as easy to use as other apps



The Luxy app design

#8 - Luxy (Android; iOS) makes it easy for the 1%

Luxy is the "Millionaire" dating app that looks to connect the 1%'ers of Dallas with each other. If you consider yourself to be part of the rich or famous Luxy can be a solid choice.

Now, let's get something straight here, this is not an app for the average Joe. Not even for the above-average Joe. They really only want wealthy people interested in dating other wealthy people. There is a verification process involved so don't expect to just slip in!

However, If you're at the top Luxy can be the best Dallas dating app for you.

Why Luxy will work for you

  • A good option for wealthy people to meet outside of the country club
  • The app is easy to use
  • Growing userbase

What we don’t like about it

  • Unless you’re in the 1% forget about it
  • Their verification process doesn’t seem to be as good as they would like us to think



Single Parent Meet screenshot

#9 - Single Parent Meet (Android; iOS) is all about the parents

Single Parent Meet is the largest dating site out there that is 100% focused on helping single parents find each other (or singles interested in dating those with kids). It's an interesting idea and one that can be pretty useful to the 13 million single parents out there.

It can be very challenging to date as a single parent, and not just because you don't have any free time. Finding other singles interested in dating someone with kids can be a struggle in Dallas. This site eliminates all of that worry since everyone using the site is VERY open to that kind of relationship.

When you're only looking to meet people who are kid-friendly it's one of the best dating apps in Dallas

Why Single Parent Meet is worth checking out

  • Everyone using this app is open to people with kids
  • Really eliminates any stigma of being a single parent
  • Easy to use

What we don’t like about it

  • Not nearly as popular as other options targeting long-term relationships (like eHarmony)
  • A little dated



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