Dating in the modern world can be tricky to navigate as our idea of friendship/romantic partnership, sexual and gender identity, etc. becomes more fluid. Various dating apps in Hong Kong have popped up to cater to nearly any kind of relationship you’re looking for, whether it’s LGBTQ+, casual friendship, or long-term or short-term encounters. Whether you’re looking for a whirlwind hookup or the love of your life, we’ve found the perfect dating apps for every occasion. Who knows? You might just find your version of happily ever after!


bumble dating app
© Bumble

This dating app sets the tone for equality by only allowing women to make the first move. Ladies have 24 hours to make a connection before that connection is gone for good. Not interested in dating? Expand your social network through Bumble’s BFF or business feature to form new friendships and networking opportunities!

Cost: Free to use, upgrade to premium starting at HK$18

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Bumble on App Store or Google Play


badoo networking app
© Badoo

Whether you’re looking for a friend or a date, Badoo is the perfect way to meet new people and widen your social network. This social app has an extensive list of safety features to ensure safety and respect within the community.

Cost: Free to use. Premium perks starting at HK$12

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Badoo on Google Play

Coffee Meets Bagel

coffee meets bagel dating app
© Coffee Meets Bagel

This app is perfect for those who want to shift away from fleeting flings on Tinder and are looking for more meaningful connections. After answering a series of questions ranging from hobbies to smoking stances, Coffee Meets Bagel churns out matches based on your personality and preferences. Both parties have a 7-day window to connect before the match is gone forever.

Cost: Free for 6 potential matches/day. Premium membership starting at HK$273/month

Language: English

How: Download Coffee Meets Bagel on App Store or Google Play


feeld three way dating app
© Feeld

With over 20 sexualities and gender identities accounted for, Feeld is a safe community for finding three-way connections. Express your kinks and sexual preferences without judgement. Whether you’re looking to experiment or indulge in your fantasies, this is the space for you.

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Cost: Free, with various premium memberships

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Feeld on App Store or Google Play


flip dating app
© Flip

Fake profiles can easily ruin your experience on dating apps. Flip’s verification technology ensures that all users on the dating app are verified as real people. Check out their invisible mode to go incognito when browsing whenever you want.

Cost: Free

Language: English

How: Download Flip on App Store or Google Play


grindr dating app
© Grindr

Grindr is designed exclusively for gay men. Simply upload your best profile picture, answer a few questions and choose a “tribe” to describe your type of man. You’ll be matched with like-minded guys in your area in no time.

Cost: Free to use. Grindr Xtra Lite starting at HK$88/month

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Grindr on App Store or Google Play


happn dating app
© Happn

Happn uses a location-based GPS tracker to connect you with people you cross paths with and miss the chance to talk to in-person. Use the FlashNote feature to start messaging and drop likes on your favourite profiles! If they like you back, you have a match!

Cost: Free, with in-app purchases

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Happn on App Store or Google Play


her gay dating app

HER is created especially for queer women. Like pictures of gals that pique your interest and they will receive a notification. It’s up to her to initiate conversation. Waiting for her response? Update yourself with the latest LGBTQ+ articles on the app or attend one of their LGBTQ+ events.

Cost: Free to use, upgrade to Premium for extra perks at USD$14.99/month (~HK$117)

Language: English

How: Download Her on App Store or Google Play

Inner Circle

inner circle dating app
© Inner Circle

Do you struggle with thinking of an opening line? Skip the small talk and get to know your potential partner with the profile prompts. Spend a little more time on your profile and let the unique set of filters introduce the one to you.

Cost: Free to use, premium membership starts at USD$39.99 (~HK$313)

Language: English

How: Download Inner Circle on App Store or Google Play


lovestruck hong kong dating app
© Lovestruck

LoveStruck is a popular matchmaking agency based in Hong Kong. This dating agency handles everything for you, from handpicking your potential matches to scheduling dates. Just sit back, relax, and let the team work their magic.

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Cost: Starting at HK$288/month

Language: English and Chinese

How: Use their website or download on App Store or Google Play

Lunch Actually

lunch actually dating app
© Lunch Actually

Don’t believe in algorithms? Try this old school dating agency for a change. Sit back and let their professional team of coaches and consultants handpick your matches based on your preferences. Perfect for Hongkongers ready to settle down but too busy to scroll for the one.

Cost: Depends on various factors like member’s preferences

Language: English and Chinese

How: Use website or download on App Store dating app

With a track record of over 20 years and gushing success stories, seems to have perfected the algorithm to finding true love. Try on their website or app to find the love of your life in Hong Kong.

Cost: 3 month plan starting at US$31.99/month (~HK$250)

Language: English and Chinese

How: Use website or download on Google Play


meetup dating app
© Meetup

Meetup is an interest- and hobbies-based networking app. There are groups in nearly every city in the world that hosts regular events for hiking, knitting, language exchange, startups, and ones targeted specifically at singles. While not a dating app per se, this is one avenue to meet people with similar interests as you and who are also wanting to expand their social circle.

Cost: Free

Language: English and Chinese

How: Use website

OK Cupid

ok cupid dating app
© OK Cupid

OK Cupid is a dating app for people who are ready to settle down. Answer a long, detailed list of questions and the algorithm will suggest matches based on your compatibility. The more questions you answer, the more likely you’ll meet someone that accurately matches your profile!

Cost: Free to use, with basic and premium memberships ranging from US$11.99 to US$39.99 (HK$94 to HK$313)

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download OK Cupid on App Store and Google Play


omi dating app
© Omi

Whether you’re on the quest to find the love of your life, a casual hangout, or a friend, Omi uses big data algorithms to find the best matches for you. Tired of boring introductions? Spice up the conversation with daily questions from Omi’s Dating Quiz.

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Cost: Free to use, upgrade to premium membership starting at US$4.99/month (~HK$39)

Language: English

How: Download Omi on App Store or Google Play


paktor dating app
© Paktor

Fun fact, “pak tor” means date in Cantonese. Instead of swiping for matches largely based on looks, Paktor switches things up a bit. You don’t see the picture of your potential partners – instead, you’re matched based on shared interests. This can help foster a more meaningful connection.

Cost: Free

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Paktor on Google Play


skout dating app
© Skout

This dating app matches you with other singles within your vicinity. To find out more about your crush, view their profile to see their recent activities. If you like what you see, send them a virtual gift to start the conversation! You can also go on virtual dates directly on the app, with games even built in. Not looking for a date? Skout is also perfect for meeting new friends around the world.

Cost: Free to use, with premium subscription starting at HK$78/month

Language: English

How: Download Skout on App Store or Google Play


tantan dating app
© Tantan

Tantan is China’s answer for Tinder. A unique feature of Tantan is that it flags sexually charged phrases in hopes of discouraging behaviour that jumps the gun. This feature can give users who are looking for long-term partnerships or platonic encounters peace of mind!

Cost: Free to use, with VIP membership starting at HK$13/month

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Tantan on Google Play


tinder dating app
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Create your Tinder dating profile with a few pictures and a snappy one-liner to describe yourself. The swipe right/left function makes it easy to make a snap judgement on potential partners within your vicinity and rack up matches in a matter of minutes.

Cost: Free to use, with a ton of paid perks. Tinder Plus starting at HK$140.40/month

Language: English and Chinese

How: Download Tinder on App Store or Google Play


veggly dating app
© Veggly

Major differences in personal values can be a huge deal-breaker. Vegans and vegetarians may find it hard to find a partner who supports their diet and values and it is tedious to keep explaining your lifestyle. Enter Veggly, the first dating app in the world for non-meat and animal product eaters. Find a person who shares your views on protecting animals, your health, and the planet, and loves you for it.

Cost: Free

Language: English

How: Download Veggly on App Store or Google Play

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Heather is a freelance writer, fitness junkie, and avid foodie. Having spent the better part of her life in the 852, Malaysian-born Heather has spent the last 6 years wandering around Hong Kong trying to uncover the city's best kept hidden gems. When not writing, you'll likely find her documenting her latest food adventures on Instagram, finding new ways to burn calories, or binge watching Netflix shows.

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