Although Bumble is a great online dating platform, it falls short in many different areas of the online dating world.
Tinder is the most common dating app as of 2020. Although I’m sure you’ve heard of it, we included it on this list as #1 because of its sheer volume of people using the app.
You’ll need to keep in mind that with these large numbers of people, you’ll have both more people to potentially match with, but also more people you’ll have to compete with to win over their attention.
Tinder boasts an impressive ~50 million people.
Unfortunately for you, if you’re a man seeking women, 38.45 million (76.9%) of these 50 million users are other guys.
This makes Tinder a good option for all, but especially women with the large amount of men.
What Makes Tinder Different From Bumble?
The premise of Tinder is that you swipe through potential matches, left for no and right for yes, until two people have swiped right on each other. This is very similar to Bumble.
The main difference is that on Tinder, either party can message the other first, while on Bumble the girl has to message the guy first.
Match.com is the oldest dating platform on this list. Match.com was created in 1995 and is still connecting millions of users across the world.
Match.com has about ~21.5 million users, pretty impressive.
As for age ranges of the users of Match.com; 25% of users are under the age of 30, 48.6% are between the ages of 30-49, and 26.5% are above the age of 50.
So, this is a somewhat even spread of age ranges, but Match.com is typically a better dating service, with a wider variety of users for people aged 30+.
What Makes Match.com Different From Bumble?
As we’ve discussed, Match.com has a more diverse age range, so for those that are 30 years old and older, Match.com is a great dating service to check out.
eHarmony is another dating service, that has been around for a while. It was founded in 2000, and continues to match millions of people across North America.
eHarmony has about 10 million users. While this is a significant amount of users, this figure has stayed somewhat stagnant since 2012.
eHarmony is great for young people looking for love, as it has a much larger base of users aged 18-24 years old, with 30% of the total users falling within this range.
What Makes eHarmony Different From Bumble?
eHarmony has incredible gender demographics, with 53% of the user base being women. This gives guys a great shot at finding love, by not having so much competition to fight with.
Hinge is sort of an “up and coming” dating app. It has seen extreme growth, especially beginning in early 2020.
As of late 2020, Hinge has approximately 6 million active users every month.
Hinge’s demographics are made up of 64% male and 34% females.
This is very attractive compared to Bumble’s 73% male to 27% female split, at least for guys.
What Makes Hinge Different From Bumble?
As we have already said, Hinge has 64% male users and 34% females users. So, as guys, using Hinge will allow for less competition.
Pretty self-evidently, ChristianCafe is a great dating service for Christians. It was founded in 1999.
ChristianCafe has over 2 million users on the platform.
What Makes Christian Cafe Different From Bumble?
The differentiating factor is pretty self-evident with this one, nearly every person that is using ChristianCafe is a Christian.
If you’re a Christian, you may want to check out this big dating site.
#6. Facebook Dating
Facebook dating is the newest dating service on this list and was started only in late 2019. However, it’s included on this list because of the sheer force of numbers that Facebook has.
Facebook Dating Stats
Facebook Dating has about 33 million users, but because nearly half of the world is on Facebook, this number is continually growing every day.
What Makes Facebook Dating Different From Bumble?
The main difference of Facebook Dating is how many people are currently on it, and its growth rate.
Since this platform is growing every day, it will be very difficult for you to ever run out of options on Facebook Dating.
#7. Coffee Meets Bagel
Coffee Meets Bagel is another dating service that has generated a large volume of users in a somewhat short amount of time.
What’s great about this service, is that women are meant to make the first move on this platform.
Coffee Meets Bagel Stats
Coffee Meets Bagel has gained over 10 million users, since its launch in 2012.
The largest age demographic of Coffee Meets Bagel’s users are the 25-34 year old range.
What Makes Coffee Meets Bagel Different From Bumble?
Coffee Meets Bagel has attempted to slow down the dating service scene.
Rather than having you spend all day swiping, CMB sends you a curated list of potential matches (known as bagels) for you to thoroughly check through once a day.
This service also proudly boasts their “60-40” split of women vs men, which is fantastic for men having trouble on other dating services.
OkCupid started in 2004 and is an all-encompassing dating service that claims to be for all uses. Whether you’re looking for a long-term relationship, casual relationships, polygamous relationships, or anything else (as long as it is legal) that you may fancy.
OkCupid has over 1 million active monthly users.
What Makes OkCupid Different From Bumble?
OkCupid uses multiple choice answers in an effort to match users and find their most compatible potential matches.
Whether or not this is the most effective is still up in the air, but OkCupid has led to the beginning of many new relationships.
#9. Plenty of Fish
Plenty of Fish is another dating service that has been around for a while, and is one of the big players.
It was created in 2003 and connects millions of users communicating in 11 different languages.
Plenty of Fish Stats
Plenty of Fish has over 90 million registered users, which makes it one of the most popular dating services on this list.
What Makes Plenty of Fish Different From Bumble?
Plenty of Fish is most popular with users between the ages of 30-40, with the average age of POF users being 35 years old.
So, if you find yourself in this age range you may want to give POF a try if you haven’t already.
Zoosk was created in 2007, and has played a pivotal role in connecting people across the world in more than 80 countries.
Zoosk has more than 40 million users, and attracts a pretty young crowd with the average age being just 25 years old.
What Makes Zoosk Different From Bumble?
In terms of Gender, Zoosk is one of the most evenly split of all of the dating services, with 48% male users and 52% female users.
Zoosk is a great option for just about anyone searching for love online on the planet.
This network was founded in 2006, and is used for dating as well as fining new friends.
Badoo is most popular with younger people, as nearly 60% of their user base is below the age of 30.
Badoo is one of the larger dating services on this list, with more than 300 million people who have signed up for the service, which includes people who are looking for friends.
As of the most recent data, Badoo has a 43%-57% women to men ratio on the platform. Pretty even in comparison to Bumble.
What Makes Badoo Different From Bumble?
As of the most recent data, Badoo has a 43%-57% women to men ratio on the platform. This is actually pretty even in comparison to Bumble.
Tastebuds may be the most unique dating service on this list.
Its premise is to match people by their music tastes. Notice I say people, it’s technically not exclusively a dating service, but is most often used as one.
Tastebuds has been around since 2010, and since then has collected more than half a million users.
Its user base is predominantly aged 18-28, so if you fall within that range and have a love for your music, you may want to check out this service!
What Makes Tastebuds Different From Bumble?
The main difference that Tastebuds has from Bumble is that it’s been curated for music lovers.
If you’re really serious about the music you’re into, finding someone that would be interested in going to the same type of concerts or listening to the same type of music as you could be pretty great for your relationship.
To Sum It All Up
If you’re not having great luck on Bumble, that’s okay, don’t get discouraged.
Lucky for you, there are bumble alternatives for people of all ages to try. This list outlined 12 of the best ones that you can’t overlook.
Give them a shot, and let me know how they worked for you!