Here Are the Best Dating Apps to Go on Based on Your Type of Breakup

Here Are the Best Dating Apps to Go on Based on Your Type of Breakup

The right dating app for you depends on your circumstances.

By Jen Glantz

We truly live in a world where when one relationship ends, another dating app is just popping up in your app store to help you get over a broken heart. Maybe you’ve been down the dating app road before, swiping left and right for hours on end, until finally, you met your ex, which didn’t work out as well as you had hoped. Maybe you’ve never downloaded an app before and now you’re looking to get over a nasty breakup and search for the next best thing.

With thousands of dating apps out there, it’s hard to know which one to pick when you’re trying to mend a broken heart. Here are the best apps to start with, depending on the type of breakup you’re going through.

For Those With the “D” Word”

While it can feel like the last thing on your to-do list post-divorce is to get back out there in the online dating world, it might help you to know that you’re not alone in trying to do just that. is a home for those going through a divorce or already divorced and looking to find like-minded people to start a new life with.

For Women Who Need to Regain Confidence

If your last relationship took a sudden turn south because the love of your life called it quits in a sudden and shocking way, you might want to try a dating app that empowers you and brings about a new air of confidence you might not have known you had.

Bumble is a dating app where the women make the first move. Even though your self-confidence feels like it’s at rock bottom, you’ll feel a sense of empowerment and a spark of self-love when you find yourself messaging people first and getting an inbox full of interested responses back.

For Those Who Want a New Kind of “Connection”

Saying goodbye to an ex can be hard, especially if the breakup was over the fact that they just weren’t the person you thought they were, or you dreamed that they would be.

When hopping back into the dating world, you might want to make sure that there’s a mutual friend involved this time around, so they can vouch for the person you’re about to meet IRL.

Hinge is a dating app where you’re connected to someone you have a mutual friend with (based on social media connections). That way, you’re not getting any randoms in your inbox, you’re only getting that age-old friend-of-friend connection.

For Those Looking to Jump Back into Dating Slowly

Maybe you’re still a wreck over your breakup because it was with a person you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with but clearly, they had other plans and those plans didn’t involve you.

If you’re toying with the idea of getting back into dating but don’t want to be overwhelmed with having to vet profiles and answer a handful of messages a day, Coffee Meets Bagel might be the app for you.

Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating site that takes out the headache of the whole match and message game by only sending you one person who has already expressed interest in chatting with you a day. You get an email with that match and then can decide if you’re interested in chatting or not. That’s it.

For Those Who are Scared of the Whole Dating Thing

If you just cut ties with a person you spent a majority of your adult life with and have never been on a dating app before, jumping right in might spark a ton of questions about your privacy and your safety.

Pickable is a dating app that lets female users sign up on the app anonymously, without the need to supply photos, their name, location, or any other details. The men, on the other hand, share a traditional profile, with a name and photo. Think “The Voice” but for dating apps. 

For Those Who are Missing out on Having Fun

Getting over a breakup usually involves a period of time where you rediscover who you are and have a little bit of fun in the process. So if you’re looking for just that, finding a dating app that centers around people looking for serious relationships might be a big red flag for you.

Tinder has become infamous as a dating app for hookups. Sure, people on there have found long-term relationships, but it’s usually a new dater’s first stop when they are looking to browse and just have fun, without any strings attached.

For Those Who are So Over the Long-Distance Game

If you just got out of a long-distance relationship and you’re sick of spending cash on traveling across the country to see your bae, you might want to stick to a dating app that keeps things local.

Happn is a dating app that uses a GPS function to connect you to people who are nearby. You can see if you’ve been within 800 feet of a potential match, helping you meet people who are walking the same streets as you every day.

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