By Jasmine Wee
If you’re into online dating in Singapore, you’re in luck. There are more apps and websites for it now than ever before, which rather improves your chances of finding a good match.
Of course, not all of these apps and websites have reliable “matchmaking” algorithms. Not all of them are easy to use either, or follow dependable policies when it comes to keeping your information private.
So, to help you weed out the poor options from the good ones, we’ve listed the top ones here. Here are the best options if you want to do online dating in Singapore!
|BEST FOR||Dynamic socialising options|
Bumble started as a mobile application that focuses solely on finding the ideal man or woman to date. As they expanded their features, they became more than a matchmaking service.
Therefore, you can now use Bumble to find a team member, a friend, or a date.
They are known for breaking (old-fashioned) social norms by letting women make the first move. They also prioritise building a safe community online where everyone is encouraged to respect and be kind to one another.
- Online dating feature
- Options to meet new business colleagues
- Chances to create new social circles
Users have been highly satisfied with the various features of the Bumble app because they are able to interact with new friends, meet the ideal partner, and even do networking. The Smart Local featured Bumble in an article and stated:
“Unlike other dating apps, the algorithm for Bumble doesn’t filter out your type based on your previous swipes. This opens up even more opportunities to meet different types of people, including someone who has a personality that’s completely contrary to your type, but who knows, opposites attract too.”
2. Coffee Meets Bagel
|BEST FOR||Authentic and enthusiastic connections|
|DOWNLOAD||App Store , Google Play|
You can truly rely on Coffee Meets Bagel’s capability to present a list of perfect matches, which is based on their accurate algorithm.
User profiles do not lay within the surface only. Each profile provides detailed information about the interests and current status of a certain match.
If you have a hard time breaking that wall between conversations, the app even has a personalised icebreakers feature that will encourage you to start a conversation.
- Personalised icebreakers
- Confidence booster
- In-depth profiles
Coffee Meets Bagel’s success can be seen in the stories of the happily married couples who met each other through the app. Tony and Megan shared their journey on the company’s official website:
“It was like we had known each other forever. We dated for 9 months, got engaged, and 10 months later we’re married! […] And are now expecting our first child!”
|BEST FOR||Fun dating and meeting singles nearby|
|DOWNLOAD||App Store, Google Play|
With over 600,000 new members every month, Mingle2 assures you that you can definitely find your perfect match through their site. This online dating platform has a diverse community of single men, women, and all genders and religions who are passionate about meeting their future dates.
Aside from being free to use both on the web and in apps, Mingle2 is also easy and quick to use. You can even narrow down your pool of interest depending on your preferred gender, age, area, and amusingly, by interest.
This online dating platform is known and used worldwide so bigger chances for you to find your match just 5 minutes upon registration.
- Quick and easy to register
- Accessible through web and apps
- Guaranteed safety and security for its members
Mingle2 has proven its effectiveness to many of its users. Not only did they enjoy their time looking for future dates and partners but Mingle2 has actually helped them find their great love. Here’s a review given by one of its members.
“Hello there. I just want to thank Mingle2 for making it possible for me to find true love I have been looking for. I am proudly saying that I am now engaged to be married with someone I found here.”
With these services for online dating in Singapore, you should be able to keep your love life active… and possibly even meet The One! At the very least, you should meet some interesting people along the way.
4. Christian Connection
|BEST FOR||Online Christian community|
Christian Connection has received awards the from UK Dating Awards and has also been recognised in the international scene.
As the name of the website states, they help fellow Christians to connect with each other and build friendships that may later on changed into romantic relationships.
There are also several Christian dating opportunities such as discussion boards, meetups, and dating events.
- Dating advice
- Genuine and active members
- Dating events & free member-run meetups
On Christian Connection’s official website, you’ll immediately see thousands of couples who have found their Happily Ever After thanks to the guidance and help of the platform.
Nigel and Helen expressed their gratitude and wrote this on the company’s official website:
“Hi. This is this just a brief note to say Nigel and Helen who met here three years ago were married on Saturday in Cheshire. Thank you so much for helping us meet. It’s a long story but it’s been amazing for us both and we are so happy and excited for our future.”
|BEST FOR||Genuine social connections, gender neutrality|
|DOWNLOAD||App Store , Google Play|
In the OkCupid platform, you’ll have a lot of options to introduce yourself and be noticed based on your true self and not just because of your physical facade.
The algorithm asks relevant questions that will reveal one’s true identity. This will help you meet your actual match.
They also have specific categories including Jewish or spiritual singles.
- 22 gender and 13 orientation options
- Dating safety tips
- Community guidelines
OkCupid proudly shared that they have guided countless couples who ended up getting married, making them one of the most successful online dating platforms. A reviewer from Dating Scout wrote:
“I’ve been on OkCupid for the past 6 months and let me tell you, the site is very nice. I love answering the questions because I’m a trivia kind of guy. There are a lot of female fake profiles that will try to get you to give them money, but they’re pretty easy to spot. I’ve had a couple of solid connections with 2 real females so far. Since I’m older, I’m sad to see that there aren’t a lot of people my age range it seems. The site is full of kids looking for fun, but that’s not me. I just wish there were more people in their 30s and 40s, but it’s not like I’m running out of matches, so everything’s okay.”
|BEST FOR||Building long-term relationships and fulfilling marriages|
The most important thing about eHarmony is that they have a broad range of categories to choose from, so you have better chances of meeting people you like based on your own preferences.
These categories include Asian, Christian, Senior, Jewish, Hispanic, and Local. These specifications make searching much more convenient on the platform.
The platform has also reached the international online dating industry, proving that they are highly credible. It focuses not only on finding the most compatible date but also on letting you meet a potential lifetime partner for a long-term relationship.
- Singapore date ideas
- Gift subscriptions and promotions
- Relationship advice
Most couples who met through eHarmony ended with lifelong marriage and are now experiencing the wonders of parenthood. Danny shared his story on Dating Scout:
“After being unsuccessful in a lot of matchmaking service providers, I was able to find the perfect match for me on eHarmony. I can’t be anymore happier than I am right now. I must say, the detailed and accurate compatibility estimates from the site were of huge help in finding the one for me. It took about 3 months before I matched with my wife, it was a pretty long time but she was definitely worth the wait. I was 32 back then, now I’m 38 and I can proudly say that I am happily married for almost five years now. I’m glad the site still does what it does best, make matches that last.”
If you do meet someone nice and want to send them a token of your appreciation afterwards, try our list of the companies with the best flower delivery in Singapore. You might even consider our roundup of the top restaurants for the best romantic dinner in Singapore for your first date!
*Images are taken from each company’s official websites/social media.