Fall in love with six of the best Korean dating apps.

We’ve all been there.

Launching Google Play. Typing ” Korean dating apps,” and eagerly waiting for the “best” dating app to appear.

If you were unsure which app delivered the best match, then you will need a lot of time. Navigating through them takes hours. Just ask my best friend Joe, who’s recently spent his evenings meticulously scrolling through to find the perfect one.

Joe loves dating. He routinely dons his navy polo, suede shoes and musky aftershave, hoping to meet someone in the many bars he struts into. But with pubs and clubs closed, he has a bit of a problem. Single Joe can’t hook up anymore. He’s only got one choice. He has to use dating apps. Online dating, he tells me, is an absolute mine field. So far to say he has struggled to find the best one.

If you’re single, like Joe, and can’t find the best dating app, you are perhaps separating yourself from the possibility of dating until things go back to normal. But will things ever go back to normal? What I’m suggesting is that you don’t have to resign yourself to a single life because I’m here to help: yes Joe, you too.

Let’s go through the plethora of dating apps together and find the best one that will suit you. Hopefully, you can find a perfect match, but I can’t guarantee you will find your ideal type- 미안해.



Best Korean Dating App

Bumble

A person using a phone

Pros: Video calling and women friendly.

With Bumble, women are in the driving seat. After swiping and then matching, the woman has 24 hours to send a message, otherwise your match vanishes from your beeline. You can extend for a monthly fee, which might give you those extra hours to release your best chat up lines. But it’s probably not worth it. There’ are plenty of others who will reply to you.

But let’s say you get a reply, Bumble has now added voice and video calling for you to enjoy each other’s company while social distancing. An impressive feature during these rather bizarre times.


Meef

Pros: Easy to use and popular in Korea.

A photo of woman typing on a phone

Meef prides itself on making friends. So it’s not strictly a dating app, but people still use it to hook up. It’s not bad for finding people with similar interests. Just set your radius and start Meefing-tapping the like button. It’s not the fastest or flashiest, but it’s great to meet people. It’s much more popular in Korea than it is elsewhere in the world. Make an account and like away, there are some fake accounts, so beware.


Tinder

Pros: Popular and easy to use.

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I bet you have this on your phone, so I won’t spend too long explaining what this app is about. As you know, Tinder is perhaps the most popular dating app in the world. With 57 million users swiping right 1.6 billion times a day, you will probably get at least one match on here. It’s popular for over 190 countries, including Korea. I have to say, if you have a half decent profile pic and bio then you will be hit.


Hello Talk

A couple sat down in the countryside laughing

Pros: Language exchange, user friendly.

Hello Talk is not a dating app, but it’s still great platform to ignite a conversation and see where it goes. As you can tell from the title, “Hello Talk,” the app is a language exchange app. However, people still use it to hook and look for dates. Why not learn Korean and use this app to test your language skills out? You never know, your language exchange might just turn into a date.


Noon Date

A photo of a Korean dating app

Pros: Great for a lunchtime date, Korean platform.

Noon date is not the best Korean dating app, but it’s still worth a mention. If you’re looking to go on a date around noon, then this is the app for you. The app delivers three profile cards, every day, at lunchtime to your inbox. You will find more Koreans on this platform, as it’s a Korean app.

I’m not a fan of Noon date, but I thought I would tell you about it. I feel like there are too many fake accounts on the platform. Give it a download and try it out, it might be different for you.


Grinder

lgbt flag

Pros: The best gay dating app in Korea.

If you’re gay, then you probably don’t need much information about this app. Just like in the UK, it’s also very popular in Korea, and very useful for hooking up. I’ve had a few friends who have been very successful with this app and had some wonderful dates with Koreans and foreigners alike,.


Wrap up

Dating in Korea is fun. If you can get through the language barrier, then you will have a brilliant time. With the bars and clubs closed, maybe it’s the only way to find a date at the moment. There are other apps that you can download like OK Cupid, Sky People and Amanda but I think the ones I’ve listed are the best because of thier ease of use and being able to navigate them in English. Give them a download and find out for yourself.


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