26 May 10 Popular Dating Apps & Websites in Portugal
Dating may seem hard in Portugal but, if it’s any conciliation, dating is hard everywhere. Thankfully, there are a wide selection of apps available that make it easy to connect with people based on similar interests, whether you’ve crossed paths, or just if they like you back.
Love it or hate it, Tinder is probably the most popular dating app in Portugal. Unlike other dating apps where you search based on a number of specific filters (e.g. does the person want a relationship, do they have kids, how tall are they, etc), Tinder leaves the hard work up to you. All it does it show you one profile after another which you can swipe left or right on.
But, even though, ironically for a dating app, Tinder isn’t very good at helping you find the right person, it is the most popular app which is why everyone continues to use it.
Inner Circle is a dating app that a lot of people haven’t heard about, but it’s one that’s growing in popularity as members fill out (a bit) more information on their profiles. It’s also easy to filter by certain attributes like height, age, whether their smoke, have children, or what level of education they have. It also shows you when people were last online, which is also helpful for knowing which profiles are worth getting excited about or not.
If you upgrade – which costs €10 – you can also filter by nationality, industry, to the tags they’ve added to their profile e.g. “coffee lover,” “home cook,” “back packer.”
Unlike Bumble, where women message first, anyone can message anyone on Inner Circle. And they do. In order to read your messages, however, you either need to upgrade or invite two friends.
You won’t find the same numbers of people on here that you’ll find on Tinder or even Bumble, but sometimes less is more.
Meetic is generally considered to be for people who are serious about meeting the one. It’s also a paid-membership dating site, unlike sites apps like Tinder, Happn, and OkCupid which are essentially free (but have a premium upgrade).
Meetic is generally considered to be christian mingle for people who are serious about meeting the one. It’s also a paid-membership dating site, unlike sites apps like Tinder, Happn, and OkCupid which are essentially free (but have a premium upgrade).
You can create a profile for free on Meetic, which allows you to view other people’s profiles, but you’ll have to upgrade if you want to get in touch with them.
With Bumble, if you match with someone, it’s up to the woman to start the conversation. And, they have to do it within a 24-hour window as well.
It isn’t that different to Tinder in reality. Bumble does ask a few more questions like do you prefer Netflix or Nightclubs, but it doesn’t really encourage people to fill out their profiles in any more depth than Tinder does.
Happn uses GPS to connect you with people you’ve crossed paths with. It’s a strange way to connect two people, although it could be an interesting way of meeting the people you frequently cross paths with. It’s also great if you’re really lazy and only want to meet people who live in the same neighbourhood as you.
Happn is only really worth using in big cities like Lisbon and Porto, though. If you’re based somewhere much smaller, you may not actually cross paths with very many people. Of course, if you do cross paths with someone, and you’re the only local users on the app, you’re probably more likely to strike up a conversation.