Nationwide, the dating scene these days revolves around dating apps and this is especially true in Tucson. But for locals, the market can seem flooded. There is a constant stream of new dating apps in Tucson to try. While this may sound like a good thing, it is anything but.
The good news is, this abundance of dating apps means there’s a dating scene online for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding it. The bad news is, finding the right dating app for you can mean hours of research, and potentially wasted money.
Too many apps means users are often spread too thinly across platforms. Downloading the newest dating apps isn’t enough. You need to know which apps are going up and going down in the city. You need to know where the people you’re looking for are hanging out online.
Working out the best Tucson dating apps is all about understanding the area. Whether you’re in El Montevideo or Fairgrounds you’ll want to meet people in your area, not a hundred miles away. Likewise, if you’re studying at the University of Arizona or Southwest University of Visual Arts, you’ll want to find like-minded people too.
To help you out, we’ve been doing the legwork – signing up, looking at the reports and compiling all the latest reviews. Our list is pretty comprehensive now and the feedback we’re getting from those following our advice is very encouraging.
So check out our recommended dating apps and don't forget to leave a comment below about your experiences. Tucson is a fantastic place to date, so what are you waiting for?
First off – we’ll cover the best dating apps for specific categories and requirements. Following that, we’ll look at the best general dating apps in Tucson.
They say women reach their sexual peak at 40, whereas guys hit it in their twenties. This is why this site does so well! Cougar Life is the number one dating app for guys looking to meet single women over 30 (especially for younger guys). And we’ve put this right at the top because if you’ve ever spent any time in El Montevideo, you’ll know Tucson has an abundance of single women over 30.
It’s no secret – successful older women are looking to date younger guys. Maybe they’ve been married and are now separated, or they never married at all. Whatever the reason, they’ve reached a time in their lives where they’re ready to go after what they want. Likewise, younger guys know, older women are confident, sexy and secure in themselves and dating an older woman can be a lot of fun! So if you’re in either demographic, you should give Cougar Life’s free trial a shot.
Whenever we put together a list of our favorite cougar dating apps and apps, Cougar Life is right on top. It’s got staying power. What more can we say? There are quite a few solid cougar bars and other places to meet Tucson cougars worth checking out but Cougar Life is one of the best.
There are a lot of apps out there that claim to be able to make meeting up easy. In reality, especially around Ipswich, there are only two apps that work. We already talked about Tinder and it’s limitations but Adult FriendFinder is really the app that is going to be most useful for the vast majority of people out there.
When it comes to finding casual fun around the city this is going to be the best app. It’s certainly the one that we have seen the best success with across a wide variety of people. Not only does it work well for those in their 20’s but it is unusually good for those who are 30+. Unlike Tinder, a lot of people who are a bit older are actually using it. If there is one app to try it’s this one.
Adult FriendFinder isn’t the newest app around. Luckily, they have the huge benefit of being by far the largest app of its type (aside from Tinder) with over 25 MILLION visits a month. That’s a lot of people looking for flings! This is the type of app that works all over the place and not just in NYC or LA.
Every year we put together a full review of all the best hookup apps out there and AFF has been the best choice for most people for a while. We have put in the work trying out the Tucson hookup apps that are actually worthwhile so we know.
These types of apps definitely are not for everyone. They are 100% focused on helping men and women find other people to meet up with quickly and easily. If you are tired of frequenting bars and clubs and just want to get down to business, check Adult FriendFinder out. All the other “fling apps” are a complete waste of time.
With the University of Arizona and Southwest University of Visual Arts in Tucson, among others, residents here are some of the most well-educated daters in the state of Arizona. And there’s no other way of putting it, once you’ve graduated you’ll want to date other graduates with similar experiences and aspirations.
You’ve worked hard and spent the time and money to get that certificate and it opens doors, not just to employment but in dating too. This is why grads in Tucson love dating with Elite Singles. Other apps can be full of people just looking for social mobility, looking for a partner who earns more than they do. So if you’d like to find an equal, head over here.
But Elite Singles isn’t just for LTRs and marriage. Most Tucson graduate singles just want to have fun and date in their educational league. There are serious daters on here too, but there’s something for everyone. Even if you don’t read about it in the Tucson Weekly, rest assured, this site is gaining a following.
If you’re a single parent or separated with kids, dating online can be tricky. The first hurdle is declaring you’re a parent, because so many potential matches will have filtered you out. But for those in the know, eHarmony can be the place where those filters are useful. Thousands of parents in Tucson date on the site specifically looking to find other parents.
But it’s not just for the single parents either. There are over 12 millions single-parent households in the US and most of these are women. For guys who aren’t afraid of arranging dates around a babysitter there’s a huge percentage of the city’s 535,236 residents online. Single parents also understand the joy of a relationship, meaning you spend less time idly going to restaurants and movies and more time in a relationship, at home and in the park.
Cutting to the chase is just one way single parents on eHarmony are making this site one of the best apps for dating in Tucson.
Tinder has been getting a lot of bad press recently. The quick fling site isn’t quite as quick and easy to use as the movies suggest. There are just so many people on here it can be hard to stand out from the crowd.
But for the young and the beautiful, it’s still the place to go. Swiping right has revolutionized the world of dating and removed the days and possibly weeks of messaging involved. If you just happen to be Instagram-ready and under twenty-five, you could be dating in five minutes flat.
However, for the rest of us, it’s often just a place where we get swiped. Women definitely fare better on here as guys tend to swipe right on every picture to ensure they’re matched with any woman who swipes right on them. But good-looking guys can be popular too.
Tinder is the go-to app for flings, casual dates and, occasionally, something more. If you want better odds, you’re better off heading to Bay Horse.
BBW Cupid has been leading the pack in matching big beautiful women with the men who love them for years now. Exactly just what ‘big’ means to the users here is anyone’s guess. Basically the ladies on here come in all shapes and sizes.
I think a lot of guys get scared off by the label of BBW but once they’re on the site they’re pleasantly surprised. However, the fewer the guys the better on this site because there are loads more women than men.
Anyone tired of playing games or being catfished is also encouraged to get on this dating app. BBW Cupid is specifically designed for a certain demographic. There are fewer insincere players looking for validation. The flow is easy and the results are much quicker.
This site is all about having a good time, finding romance and facing no judgment. It’s a whole new world in dating apps.
Dating online as a Christian can be a minefield. On generic dating apps, too many individuals tick the Christian box but their lives don’t necessarily reflect these values. For daters with a clear view of what their faith means to them, Christian Mingle does what it says on the tin, it offers a safe place just to meet like-minded Christians. This app has been around but's it still better than a lot of the new dating apps that can work.
Tucson has a large, diverse Christian population. But whether you’re from a very religious or spiritual background or have adopted a Christian outlook in recent years, your dating experience is going to be different. Using a Tucson dating app like Christian Mingle means you’re looking specifically at people who are best suited to you. And you’ll never have to have ‘that conversation’ again.
For everyone over 50 who’s single, divorced, widowed, separated or simply looking for more in Tucson, dating apps are amazingly popular. A lot of over 50s head west to slow down after their careers and family duties are behind them. And Our Time is exactly the dating app that was needed.
Our Time is one of the biggest and fastest-growing Tucson dating apps and for good reason. The app is easy to use, uncomplicated and growing every day, it’s full of people looking for fun and dates but not looking to start a family.
The feel on Our Time is a welcome relief after Tinder – the conversations flow easily and getting dates set up is relatively straight forward. These daters know what they want and don’t have an interest in the silly games other app users play.
Now that we have gone through the apps for more specific tastes here are our favorites that don’t cater to a particular crowd:
When it comes to giving you the best chances of meeting someone you are actually compatible with, you can’t beat eHarmony in Tucson. Unlike the other major dating apps out there, eHarmony actually has a signup process that is more than throwing up a couple of photos and a lame joke or two.
A more intensive signup process allows for much better automatic matching and also filters out the people who are not even committed enough to spend 15-20 minutes to answer a few questions. If you are looking for more than a quick fix and want to save a lot of time and money in the long-run, check this site out.
No list of dating apps in Tucson would be complete without including OKC and POF. These are two sites that almost everyone has signed up for at one time or another.
Now, OKC and POF have plenty of users, which is great. The problem is that very few people on the site seem to actually put much effort into it. We have yet to find another app that has as little activity per subscriber.
You can definitely get results if you spend many hours on these apps, but in our experience, it wasn’t entirely worth it. The same amount of time and effort spent on other apps yielded much better results.
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