Tallahassee is a huge city--the biggest in Florida's Panhandle region. So you'd think that finding a date would be easy, right? In a way, it is if you're good-looking and you have a ton of money to spend going to bars and clubs every weekend. But if you're not into that party life, is there a way to meet lots of women? That's where Tallahassee dating apps and sites come in.
Lots of people move to Tallahassee because of its mix of festivals, good food, and amazing natural scenery. With lots of yearly festivals to attend and rivers, reserves and, parks to check out, it's no wonder more and more people go to Tallahassee every year. Combine that with the fact that it's a fairly progressive city with a fair number of younger, single people looking for dates and you have a fantastic city to jumpstart your dating life.
So where should you start? If the next festival is a few months away and you don't really feel like going out, check out some of the top dating apps in Tallahassee that we've outlined below.
#1 - eHarmony (Android, iOS) is one of the best Tallahassee dating apps for relationships
They say someone finds love on eHarmony every 15 minutes (262 daily marriages in the U.S.), and that's for a reason. eHarmony is one of the best dating apps in the country, not just Tallahassee, and the first to introduce an algorithm to their matchmaking process.
The site is mostly for serious daters and those looking for long-term relationships, but that doesn't mean young people have no place on it. Even younger Gen Z singles are on eHarmony to find serious relationships.
The company takes compatibility seriously in a way that feels a bit restrictive at times. You must answer a bunch of short questions about yourself to complete your profile which can take between 20 minutes to an hour depending on how thorough you are. But overall, the quality of matches was way better than we expected, especially since eHarmony has a decent male-to-female ratio for a dating site (52 - 48 percent) which is way higher than Tinder (80-20) and Bumble (64 - 36).
What we liked about eHarmony
- Offers a safe space to meet your future partner or spouse
- High female to male ratio
- You and your matches will have a lot in common
What we didn't like about eHarmony
- It’s a bit hard to find someone for you if you’re under 21
- It takes a lot of time to complete one’s profile
#2 - Match (Android, iOS) is a serious dating app contender
Well, you're a Match.com fan if you're old enough to remember the first days of online dating. Match is one of the first companies to enter the online dating scene and, in case you don't know, it's the company behind Tinder.
Despite attracting a tribe of young fans, Match remains the go-to app for serious daters and those looking for long-term relationships. Its subscription-based model quickly weeds away all those who like to play it easy, thus attracting a userbase that is both serious about dating and willing to spend on it.
We tested Match in Tallahassee and had so much fun meeting women on it. The only problem we had was the lengthy signup and lack of free features. Other than that, people here are pretty straightforward and way less flaky than those on Tinder.
What we liked about Match
- More than 20 million users
- You can view profiles for free
- Women here are less flaky
What we didn't like about Match
- Women on Tinder are hotter
- Lengthy sign-up process
- You need paid membership to read and send messages
#3 - AFF is the top dating site in Tallahassee if you just want some casual fun
Seeking something casual in a state like Florida is super common. Many singles, especially the younger ones, want to stay away from the hassle of relationships and find some fun with no strings attached. If that's you, then you should give AFF's free trial a try.
In a market of scammy apps, AFF remains one of the very few legit hookup apps that are both popular and discreet. They take your privacy seriously, which is why so many people are drawn to AFF. On top of that, all the users on AFF are looking for something casual. No one's here for long-term relationships!
What we liked about AFF
- Very popular in Tallahassee
- Discreet and gets right to the point
- Most users are willing to meet up quickly
What we don’t like about AFF
- Needs better designing
- Doesn’t have an app
#4 - POF (Android, iOS) is old but gold
Be single, not solo. That's the motto at Plenty of Fish. It's one of the first apps to enter the online dating scene. It was out there before Tinder began, and even though it took a dip for a while, it's back again to help more than 3 million active users find "their better half" as they say.
We already reviewed POF a while ago, and things didn't seem to change since then. The app still attracts a decent number of people, but the quality of matches is not the best. That reminds me of my experience with Happn while in Europe. It may take you a while before finding a hot match, and the ton of notifications you'll get from the app may drive you crazy.
You may think it's weird for us to recommend POF as one of the best dating apps in Tallahassee, but we still do. It's a good backup app that still attracts a bunch of singles. Keep it on your phone and use it when necessary. You will find luck every now and then, but not that often.
What we like about PoF
- Still a fairly popular dating app
- Old and reliable–they’ve been constantly improving their app
- Lots of singles in Tallahassee use it regularly
Why you shouldn't bother with PoF
- We found a number of inactive users
- Still isn’t as smooth and bug-free as other big dating apps
#5 - Tallahassee singles who hate swiping love Hinge (Android, iOS)
They call it "the app meant to be deleted," but that's for a good reason. The way Hinge generates your matches is simple. You create a profile and answer a number of prompts. Other users are then shown your profile and they can react to your responses. They don't need to like your entire profile. But knowing that they reacted to one of your prompts already gives you a bit of an icebreaker.
We think Hinge is one of the best dating apps in Tallahassee, especially if you know how to answer witty prompts. If you want to learn more about the app, feel free to read our lengthy Hinge review.
What we liked about Hinge
- Fun and easy to use
- Gives you a space to share your personality in a fun simple way
- Focuses on helping you get to know matches based on their personality
What we didn't like about Hinge
- You need to be smart about answering your prompts
- More popular for relationships that for hookups, though it has a mix of users
The Best Dating Sites in Tallahassee for Long-Term Relationships
Now that we’ve gone over our top dating sites and apps, it's time to narrow down our recommendations. Every man out there has his own preference; some want to stay free as a bird as long as they can while others want to settle down and start a family. In the following sections, I'll be covering the best dating sites and apps in Tallahassee for both hookups and long-term relationships. Below are my top recommendations for the latter:
eHarmony is the best site for serious daters in Tallahassee
I had a debate on which is better for long-term relationships and it boiled down to eHarmony, the go-to relationship app for Tallahassee singles. According to their reports, eHarmony is responsible for 4% of the country's marriages. This means that 48 American adults marry from eHarmony every single day.
The app - which has +30 million users, many of whom are Floridians - is bold with its claims about helping you meet your perfect half. They say on their site that 70% of their users meet their future spouse on eHarmony within less than a year from signing up.
To me, this translates into: Put your best photos on eHarmony, improve your texting skills, stick on the site for a year and you WILL find a partner one year from today. It's just a matter of time, that's all.
Bumble is another relationship app to use in Tallahassee
Bumble is getting more exposure every year some people claim it will overthrow Tinder as the king of dating apps in the next 5-10 years. So why not use it?
According to recent surveys, Bumble is the second most popular dating app in America and parts of Western Europe. The app, which is designed to create a safer dating atmosphere for busy women, attracts exactly the type of women whom you can call "relationship-oriented" or those in their mid-20s and early 30s who want to find the right boyfriend or spouse.
Make no mistake, the site also attracts a ton of both younger, and older women. But you can easily use it to meet your next girlfriend. The app has more than 8 filters to narrow down your matching search. It's also way less spammy than Tinder.
The Best Hookup Sites in Tallahassee
What about those who just want to chill with a hot Tallahassee girl? Where can they find casual flings online? Well, I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news: Many of the self-proclaimed hookup apps out there are scammy. Just a bunch of fake accounts with semi-nude pictures whose only mission is milking you for money.
The good news: There are a few good dating apps on which you can find casual local hookups. Which ones exactly? These two...
AFF is the best hookup site in Florida (not just Tallahassee)
It's weird for such a popular dating app like AFF to fly under the radar for so long without getting noticed. Despite having over 50 million active users, very few talk about using AFF publicly, which is good if you want to keep your casual dating life to yourself.
We also noticed that AFF users are less judgmental compared to those on Tinder and Instagram. You don't need to be a puffed-up, 6ft-tall, 70s-Burt-Reynolds lookalike to meet women. The bar is a bit lower here, which meets a lot of guys' agendas, especially beginners.
Practically everyone is on Tinder
Tinder first began as a hookup app before it became everyone's app. Everywhere you go there's some hot chick using Tinder to meet guys. It's the most popular dating app on the planet to the degree that many people say, "I'm on Tinder" instead of "I'm using dating apps."
Tinder works pretty well in Tallahassee. The only problem, as I said earlier, is that it's highly based on looks. So unless you really look hot, you won't plenty of hot women on Tinder.
The Best Free Dating Sites in Tallahassee
Should you pay for a dating app? The simple answer is yes. Legit dating apps that charge a fee tend to give you much better results. You're not just paying to be on the app; you're also paying for app features that make it easier to meet someone you'll hit it off with.
With that in mind, free dating apps aren't so bad either. There's a ton of competition and users usually just fend for themselves. But overall, the number of users on free dating apps increases your odds of finding someone. We tested a lot in Tallahassee for the best free dating apps to start with, and these are our top three recommendations:
While paid sites tend to offer better results overall, you should find some success using these free solutions. The last thing you can do is learn the basics of texting women without spending a dime.