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7 Most Popular Dating Apps In Nigeria 2021

Many Nigerians use dating apps and websites for many reasons, from hookup to meeting new friends and for others, to find love.

For whatever reason or reasons, you want to use a dating App, the top seven, especially popular amongst Nigerians has been compiled in this article. 

These recommendations are based primarily on my own dating-app research and experiences as a man and a tech enthusiast.

1. LetsChat

LetsChat is not just an application built for social purposes, the best thing about this app is that it's free and users get paid for doing little tasks. Users can connect with family and friends using the app, just the way you do with WhatsApp and other social media.

The app claims to give up to ₦500 airtime recharge for chatting on the app for 3-7 days on the app, users can simply invite more friends to join you on the platform and start engaging in your normal chat, and start earning together,

As claimed by the app, users can earn up to ₦900 airtime rewards for inviting more users to the app, these users also will get a welcome bonus of ₦300, which is quite some amount, so join using our invite link and start inviting more of your friends to earn more.

2. Badoo

Badoo is an online dating app that allows users to dating honestly and meets people who might be genuinely interested in a relationship. This location-built dating app is the app for meeting local people near you. The app allows the users to choose and match with people on the basis of gender, age and location. Further, to keep and make things more interesting, the app lets the users rate the photos of each other. With many global users, Badoo is also a hit in Nigeria. According to a source, most of the Badoo users of Nigeria are based in Abuja and Lagos. Badoo is the most downloaded dating app in Africa.

3. Tinder

Tinder app is a good platform for a hookup or an LTR (long-term relationship). It is basically the first stop for those entering the dating world. In Africa, Tinder is immensely popular in Nigeria and Kenya.

The hookup platform is one of the best when it concerns keeping a low profile. More than 40% of the users use the app for confidence-boosting and less than 5% of its users seek a relationship through the app. The app exposes very little about the users' profile, makes initial messaging more challenging and it enables personal secrets kept especially for a one-night stand hookup.

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A report by LendEDU revealed that a little less than 30 percent of the users have actually met their Tinder dates in their real life and 13.6% of the users either get engaged or married to the dates that they have met online.

4. Bumble

This is a relatively new app that has managed to put women in charge of making contact with potential mates and has gained a fair share of popularity, especially amongst Nigerian women. Bumble is much more than a simple dating app,  it can be used to expand professional connections and networks.

In the Bumble app, men are not allowed to makes the first move after a match.

Free features of the Bumble app include unlimited swipe, unlimited chat and also, video chat. Further, you can link your Instagram and Spotify accounts on Bumble.

5. Hinge

Hinge is a smartphone dating app that is designed for better matches and dates rather than hookups and also, to be deleted after meeting the right match. According to the statistics provided by Hinge, 75% of the Hinge members go for a second date after meeting on Hinge.

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Another statistic from datingscout stated that the platform has 45% of males and 55% of females who are interested in serious conversation and relationships. For initiating a conversation in Hinge, the user have to either like or comment on the profiles. Further, the app takes personal care to ensure that the user data is going smoothly after the user exchanges phone numbers with each other.

6. OkCupid

OkCupid is a personalised dating app that rebranded the basic swiping apps and corny dating sites into a hip middle ground. OkCupid provides its users with multi-faceted matchmaking, questionnaires, a spotlight on social justice, and a low price point which later helps the users to match with other singles who can be a potential match. The app is particularly popular in India and stands out from competitors.

7. The League

The League is an "elite dating app" that requires a user's application to get access. A user's profession and school attended are major factors The League considers before accepting an application which is why a Linkedin account is required.

Big cities tend to have long waiting lists, so you might find yourself twiddling your thumbs as your application goes through the process. (Of course, you can pay to hurry up the review.) The exclusivity can be a draw for some and a turnoff for others.

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