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 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.
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.
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.
Adult FriendFinder has a very different focus than the other recommendations on our list. This is the site that is all about getting busy in the bedroom. If you're not looking for a relationship and mostly just want to find someone to fool around with this is the best dating app in Dallas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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