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10 Specific Dating Sites And Apps for People with Different Purposes

Morgan Mandriota
Specific Dating Sites for Different Purposes
Whether you’re gay, a person of color, STI-positive, or in a non-monogamous relationship (or looking for someone who is!), rest assured that there’s a dating app out there for you to connect with whoever you’re hoping to meet.

In today’s world of ever-evolving technology, there’s an app for anything and everything you can think of, including dating apps. Here are 10 of the best dating sites for specific purposes.

Best dating app for serious relationships: Match

If you’re looking for real love, then Match.com is the dating app for you. With more than 21 million members, there are plenty of people on there just waiting to meet fellow singles who are ready to commit for the long haul … like you!

Match.com has a free membership as well as a paid subscription membership. The search function as a free member works well. But you’ll unlock so many better features as a paid member, like access to exclusive Match events, the ability to see who’s viewed your profile, and access to the Missed Connections tool to find nearby members you missed connecting with in real life.

Ready to settle down with someone? Sign up for a Match.com membership today or read our full review here.

Best dating app for hookups: Tinder

Aside from Grindr for the LGBTQ+ community, Tinder is known as the mainstream casual dating and hookup app. It’s LGBTQ+ friendly, easy to use (with its infamous swipe left or right functionality), and free to download. 

Some people on the app are looking for something serious, but if you’re looking for a one-night hookup or a friends-with-benefits situationship, look no further than Tinder. More than 10 million people use the app every day, and plenty of people are using it in your area. All you have to do is download the app, set up your profile, and set your range to however far you’re willing to travel to meet the person you match with. Then you’re good to go do whatever you want together!

For more information, check out our Tinder review.

Best dating app for seniors: OurTime

A 2013 study suggests that a growing number of people are unmarried, especially middle-aged and older adults. So don’t worry if you’re jumping back into the dating pool later in life. No matter the reason you’re interested in entering the online dating world, OurTime is a great matchmaking app for senior singles.

OurTime is specifically for people over the age of 50 (and younger people who are looking for an older partner). Unfortunately, you’ll need a paid membership in order to send messages to other members. But if you do decide to pay around $7 each month for an OurTime membership, you’ll gain access to chat with all members, in-person events for senior singles, and the app’s helpful customer support team.

Learn more by reading our OurTime review.

Best dating app for queer singles: OKCupid

OKCupid is one of the largest dating apps that welcome queer singles of all gender identities and sexual orientations. OKCupid is such an ally that they understand the importance of safety for queer folks. That’s why they installed a special feature that enables gay, lesbian, and other queer singles to hide their profile from cisgender or straight people.

The only downfalls are that there’s no video chat option compared to other mainstream dating apps and the “freemium” membership has ads, which can get annoying. Most of their features work very well and are free to use, though — a plus for queer people on a budget who want to find a relationship or casual fling without breaking the bank.

Read our OKCupid dating app review for more details.

Best dating app for Christian singles: Christian Mingle

It’s important for many religious people to date within their faith. For Christian singles, Christian Mingle is the classic dating app where you can find someone who shares your values, goals of finding love, and love of God.

You have to pay to see more than one photo on a person’s profile, which is inconvenient, and memberships can be quite pricey. But becoming a paid member will also grant you access to the “LookBook” feature that caters to your preferences and lets you save profiles to your “My Likes” on the activity page. Aside from that, the app is very easy to use, there are singles of all ages, and advanced search functionality to find a potential partner that aligns with your wants and needs.

Best dating app for Jewish singles: JDate

If you’re Jewish, single, and ready to build a serious relationship with someone else who’s Jewish, then you need to try the go-to dating app for Jewish singles: JDate.

A basic JDate membership will allow you to browse other singles on the app, but a paid plan will earn you interactive features, like messaging, exclusive events, and more. JDate also reviews every person’s profile and pictures to ensure safety and security for its users. The only issue with this is that your photos won’t appear on your profile until after they’re approved. But their customer service team is available 7 days a week, so their response times are fast.

Check out our JDate review in full here.

Best dating app for open relationships: Feeld

Are you and your partner “in the lifestyle”? Do you and your significant other like the idea of finding a third? Or are you interested in trying out consensual non-monogamy to see if you even like it? Hop onto Feeld, a dating app that welcomes couples and singles who are polyamorous, swinging, kinky, or seeking other relationship dynamics, including more than one partner.

You can select from more than 20 sexualities and even link your profile with your partner’s if you’re both going to use the app. You might have to live in a big city in order to find quality matches because the number of people using the app is smaller than the mainstream dating apps. But if you’re looking for anybody or anything, you can get lucky using Feeld in any location. We also like that the app is fairly anonymous, which is key for confidentiality and safety.

Best dating app for people with STIs: Positive Singles

STI disclosure is important for so many reasons, like granting informed consent and having safer sex. But it can be intimidating to tell a new partner that you have a sexually transmitted infection due to the stigma that surrounds STIs and sexual health in general. That’s why STI-positive dating apps exist, like Positive Singles for people with herpes, HIV/AIDS, and other STIs.

Some sex educators believe that limiting your dating options to other people with STIs promotes that stigma because STI-positive and STI-negative people can have happy, healthy long-term relationships. But if you feel more comfortable dating someone else with an STI, then it can be a great idea for you to join a dating app like this.

You can use the limited free trial or one of three paid memberships to browse the 2 million singles on this safe and inclusive app. Just beware of slow loading times and inactivity suspensions.

Best dating app for Black singles: BlackPeopleMeet

There are plenty of dating apps for Black singles to choose from, but BlackPeopleMeet is one of the best in our opinion. It’s easy to sign up, view eligible singles, and navigate the app.

The main issue with the free version of the app is that you can’t talk with other members unless you have a paid membership. But the good news is that it’s a very affordable app, clocking in around $3 per month for a six-month membership. Paying will also unlock features like emailing, seeing who’s interested in you, and highlighting your profile in prime locations like Search and Inbox.

Read our full review of BlackPeopleMeet for more details.

Best dating app for personality compatibility: EliteSingles

Do you know your Enneagram or Myers Briggs test results by heart? EliteSingles is a dating app that’s built to match you with fellow singles based on your responses to an in-app extensive personality test for ultimate compatibility.

The signup process for EliteSingles is about 30-minutes long, but that’s because the app is designed to pair you up with someone who really aligns with your personality type and partner preferences. You and other members will be assessed based on the following factors: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

Once you get past the extensive profile setup phase, you can add up to 24 pictures on your profile and “like” parts of member profiles to show your interest. You can only chat with other members, comment on profiles, and unlock more information about your personality test results as long as you have a paid membership.

Learn more about EliteSingles here.

An app that’s meant for you

Like we said before, there’s a dating app for everything, especially when it comes to finding love or fun. What are you waiting for? Set up a profile on one of the best free dating apps for specific purposes listed above today. No matter what your intentions are or who you’re looking to meet, it’s only a matter of time until you find someone if you use an app that’s meant for that exact purpose.

Morgan Mandriota
Morgan Mandriota writes for top10.com and is also a freelance sex and wellness writer with bylines at Betches, Health.com, and BuzzFeed. Her insight has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, Tinder, The New York Times, and more. When Morgan isn't writing about orgasms, dating struggles, or CBD, she loves traveling, eating tacos, and training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.