17 Best Bisexual Dating Apps (Free, Black & Relationships)

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17 Best Bisexual Dating Apps (Free, Black & Relationships)

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Bisexual dating apps can liberate singles by encouraging them to be themselves in a welcoming and open-minded dating scene. I know, that should be the norm everywhere, but unfortunately not all mainstream dating sites are LGBTQ-friendly.

We’ve heard many bisexual daters complain about being rejected because of their orientation, being pressured to “choose a side,” and, worst of all, being hit up for threesomes by creeps who see bisexuality as a kink or fetish.

In one survey, 47% of American singles said they wouldn’t want to date a bisexual person, and 19% felt uncertain about it. That stinks if you’re bi and want to find someone to date, love, and maybe even marry. However, the following bisexual-friendly dating apps can make the online dating experience a little easier by introducing you to a world of romantic possibilities.

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Top Bisexual Dating Apps (#1-2)

Let’s get right to the good stuff, shall we? The best of the best. The cream of the crop. The most popular rainbow-friendly apps are right here waiting for you. If you like free messaging and smart match recommendations, then you’ll love these dating apps for bisexual singles.

1

Zoosk

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Zoosk

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Dates, Relationships
  • Match System: Search for and receive matches
  • About the App: Founded in 2007, Zoosk is the most well-known dating app out there. If you're constantly running from place to place and have less and less time to meet people, give Zoosk a try. The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App Store, and you don't have to start from scratch on your profile either. Just create a login through Facebook or Google+.
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Since 2007, Zoosk has made a name for itself as one of the largest and most diverse dating sites and apps around. It reaches over 80 countries and includes singles of all ages, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Zoosk prides itself on being a bi-friendly site, and it allows singles to set up dual accounts for no extra charge so they can search for men and women on the site. You’ll need to contact the customer support team to get this arrangement setup because the site and app currently do not offer options for “both men and women” when you create a dating profile.

Bisexual singles can come out on their profiles by writing a quick note in their Story (as in, “I’m a punk-rock-loving bisexual chick” or “I’m a guy who likes to swing both ways”) or mentioning it under the prompts “Perfect Match” or “Ideal Date.” Putting some rainbow-tastic photos in your gallery may not be a bad idea either.

2. Tinder

Unless you’ve been in a coma since 2012, you’ve probably heard of Tinder. It’s the dating app that invented swiping, for crying out loud. Since its launch, Tinder has generated over 30 billion matches in 190 countries, and no other dating app comes close to having that level of reach and popularity.

Tinder has the back of bisexual singles, and it encourages them to explore their options with a free membership. Something we love about Tinder is that it doesn’t put many restrictions on users in terms of sexual preference or dating standards. Instead, the app lets singles set the tone and pursue anyone they like.

Screenshot of Tinder's homepage

Tinder gets singles in a flirtatious mood by offering them a virtually endless list of potential matches.

We totally get it if you’re hesitant to try Tinder as a bisexual single. Not every bi person has a positive experience on the app, and it can be intimidating to wade into such a large and active (not to mention hookup-oriented) dating pool.

However, Tinder is one of the few apps that let bisexuals actually identify as bisexuals and search for both men and women without any muss or fuss. No need to adjust your settings or write anything in your profile.

Top “Free” Bisexual Dating Apps (#3-4)

Some dating costs are unavoidable — like, you have to spend some cash on coffee, dinner, movies, or whatever date activity you choose — but sometimes you can lower the price tag in the dating world by seeking affordable date venues and dating apps.

The average cost of a date in the U.S. is $102, so you may want to save your cash by joining the following free apps.

3

Match.com

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
Match.com

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Fun Dates, Serious Relationships
  • Match System: Browse by location, age, interest, and more
  • About the App: More than 1 million lesbian women use Match to find a date or partner, so you shouldn't have trouble finding that special someone. Not to mention Match is responsible for millions of romantic connections. Google Play and the App Store is where you can download the app for free. You also won't have to pay to create your profile, search by your criteria — including sexual orientation — and receive matches.
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Match has been around since 1995, and it brings a lot of value to people’s love lives. Its personality-driven match algorithm is responsible for creating more relationships and marriages than any other dating app. Plus, it’s free to join and browse unlimited profiles.

Match.com’s basic membership package never expires, and it includes free searches, match recommendations, and some communication options. Free members can like a profile to indicate that they’re interested, and they can message premium members who have paid for the privilege of conversing with everyone.

Free members can upgrade their accounts at any time, but they’re under no obligations to pay for the dating service if they don’t want to. We’d encourage bisexual singles to join Match and see what it’s about before deciding to upgrade to a monthly plan or remain a free member forever.

4. Bumble

In 2014, Bumble set out to change the way men and women matched online, and we’d say it’s been pretty successful. This progressive dating app has operated under a women-first mentality, meaning the developers put the emotional needs and expectations of women first and then literally put women first in the messaging system.

When two Bumble users of the opposite sex like each other, they’ll see a conversation window appear. However, only the woman can send the first message. The guy has to take a more passive role, at least in the beginning, and let his partner take the lead. If it’s a same-sex match, anyone can message anyone first.

Screenshot of Bumble

Bumble stands out in the industry as the world’s first female-friendly dating app.

Bumble members can identify as seeking men, women, or everyone on the dating app, and they can also use Bumble BFF or Bumble Bizz to find new friends and professional contacts.

Bisexual singles should note that Bumble users who identify as “seeking everyone” will only be shown as match suggestions for other Bumble users “seeking everyone.” That means your profile will not be in the straight, gay, or lesbian dating pool on the app — you’ll be in a pansexual and bisexual realm of your own. Maybe that appeals to you, or maybe you’ll want to switch back and forth between men and women on the app. It’s your call.

Top “Black” Bisexual Dating Apps (#5-7)

Dating as a black person can be challenging, especially if you want to date someone of a different race. You may not know how to go beyond your community and upbringing to meet someone with a different perspective, racial history, or background. That’s where online dating comes in. Dating sites have been credited with broadening people’s horizons and increasing the number of interracial marriages in the U.S.

The following black dating sites can help bisexual singles mingle with people of all races and sexual orientations.

5

BlackPeopleMeet

★★★★
4.0/5.0
BlackPeopleMeet

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: Dates, Relationships
  • Match System: Browse by city, hobbies, age, etc.
  • About the App: BlackPeopleMeet boasts the largest online community of black and biracial singles of all sexual orientations. The app is a popular place for black lesbians to mingle using simple search tools and fun swiping features. Signing up for the app is free and brings thousands of date prospects to your fingertips so you can flirt, date, and fall in love using any mobile device.
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BlackPeopleMeet is the top dating resource for black and biracial singles in North America. Thousands of online daters have created free accounts here and flirted their way into a romantic connection.

BlackPeopleMeet does not include options for singles looking for both male and female dates, but it does allow singles to change these preferences in their settings at any time. You’ll receive an email to verify the change. Trans or gender fluid members can also change their genders at any time simply by editing their BlackPeopleMeet profiles.

A lot of singles ask us if BlackPeopleMeet actually works and inspires real relationships. We’ll let BlackPeopleMeet’s success stories speak for themselves. “I found someone very special on this site. We’re pursuing a relationship,” wrote a member from Texas. “He is awesome, and I’m crazy about him.”

6. PlentyOfFish

When we think of large dating pools, we automatically think of PlentyOfFish, which has become incredibly popular thanks to its free communication tools and personal chemistry test. This dating app has all the typical bells and whistles you’d expect from a dating app, but it’s the high-quality membership base that really turns heads.

PlentyOfFish has over 150 million registered users, and more than 4 million users visit the site or app each day. Plus, the POF community has a reputation for being particularly chatty (after all, messaging is free), exchanging over 2.5 million messages in a day.

Screenshot of POF

POF can help bisexual singles navigate their way to a hot date without paying to chat with anybody.

While POF doesn’t have options to identify as a bisexual — or seek both male and female dates at the same time — it will let singles adjust their gender preferences and switch back and forth as much as they like. A little tedious, sure, but definitely worth it to gain access to this talkative crowd of singles.

7. OkCupid

OkCupid began as a thought experiment among four Harvard math majors who wondered, “Could they come up with a formula for love?” The dating site was their solution. Since launching in 2004, OkCupid has offered free communication and smart matching to everyone seeking meaningful connections online.

No matter what your race or orientation, OkCupid has made room for you and can offer personalized compatibility ratings to point you toward the most viable dates in your area.

Screenshot of OkCupid

OkCupid facilitates over 91 million love connections on average each year.

OkCupid is a forward-thinking pioneer in the online dating world. In 2012, OkCupid became one of the first major dating sites to offer a companion dating app, and in 2014, it added 22 gender options and 13 orientation options to its dating profiles, so singles could be out and proud while seeking dates online.

Top “Christian” Bisexual Dating Apps (#8-9)

If you’re a devout Christian, it’d make sense for you to want a relationship with someone who either is Christian, is open to converting to Christiany, or at least respects Christian beliefs and values. That can be a tall order for LGBTQ+ singles, who are typically less religious than straight adults, but joining a Christian dating site or app is a step in the right direction.

8. ChristianMingle

ChristianMingle has been around since 2001, and it has evolved quite a bit when it comes to LGBTQ+ issues. When it first launched, the dating site was strictly straight people only. If you were a man, the site assumed you were looking for a good Christian wife. If you were a woman, it assumed you wanted a good Christian husband.

ChristianMingle’s owners felt the idea of Christian dating was only appealing to a conservative sect of the dating population — but they were proven wrong. In 2016, ChristianMingle opened its doors to the LGBTQ+ crowd and began creating same-sex matches in the Christian community.

Screenshot of ChristianMingle

ChristianMingle caters to Christians who are looking for love and marriage grounded in a shared faith.

Today, ChristianMingle is one of the more LGBTQ-inclusive dating apps around. The platform allows its members to identify as “seeking men,” “seeking women,” or “seeking men and women” when signing up, and current members can easily go into Discovery Preferences and check the male and female boxes to see matches of both genders. This will show up on your dating profile under the “I’m looking for” section.

9. Happn

Happn is a dating app built on the idea of serendipity. The app uses a smart device’s location data to pinpoint where users intersect during their daily routines and literally find common ground among members in the same city.

As an active Happn member, you can map out dates and find people who share similar habits, interests, and lifestyles. Maybe you both go to the same coffee shop every day and just miss each other, or maybe you’re part of the same church but haven’t spoken. Happn gives you that second chance to make an approach and find a whirlwind romance.

Screenshot of Happn

Happn users can discover shared interests and create mutual matches within a few swipes.

We recommend Happn to bisexual daters because it supports an open-ended dating field where users can match with the people they like and block the people they don’t like. Happn caters its matches to your preferences, and it gets smarter with every new connection.

Happn has a 4-star rating on Google Play, and millions of users have praised its clean interface, responsive customer service, and effective matchmaking system.

Top “Over 50” Bisexual Dating Apps (#10-11)

Once you reach a certain age, you may wonder if you’ve aged out of the dating scene. It’s not exactly every 50-something’s dream to go searching for dates at a club or bar every night, and sometimes it’s hard to know where or how to find dates in the same age bracket. Fortunately, many seniors have begun embracing online dating and using it to make their love lives immeasurably better.

We’ve listed just a couple of splendid options for seniors who have come out as bisexual and are ready to take the dating world by storm.

10

OurTime.com

★★★★
4.4/5.0
OurTime.com

Available on: iOS, Andriod

  • Relationships: Dating and Relationships
  • Match System: Search by age as well as zip, gender, more
  • About the App: If you're a lesbian who's over 50 and looking for a long-term partner, we highly recommend OurTime. Its audience is growing significantly (1.4 million+ monthly users), and you can whittle down dates by age, sexual orientation, zip code, and interests, just to name a few. The app is free to download, and, thanks to the streamlined signup process, you'll be browsing in seconds.
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Hands down, OurTime is the best dating resource for the over-50 crowd. Its user-friendly search and matching tools make it easy for newcomers to feel comfortable on the site and the app.

OurTime lets users adjust their gender and the gender they’re looking for anytime they want. Simply go to your profile and click the Edit button where it says “Female seeking female” or what have you. You can change your settings within the same day or the same hour, so it should be a pretty seamless experience for bisexuals on OurTime.

“I just want to thank you so very much,” said a user from California. “Over two years ago, I met my love here and he has made all of the difference in my life.”

11

SilverSingles

★★★★
4.0/5.0
SilverSingles

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Serious Relationships
  • Match System: Filter by age, height, and distance
  • About the App: SilverSingles carefully screens its members and ensures everyone feels safe and comfortable chatting here. The senior dating app has become a go-to resource for lesbians seeking partners of a certain age. It's not hard to get the hang of how SilverSingles works. Simply browse the Matches section to see who's compatible with you, or you can swipe through profiles one at a time in the "Have You Met?" section.
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SilverSingles is a premium senior dating site and app designed to connect singles in real relationships. It maintains a friendly and safe space where people over 50 can mix and mingle.

Free members can browse profiles and send likes and smiles to the people they like, but only premium members can view photos, see who’s liked them, and send messages, so the SilverSingles dating field feels more like an exclusive club than a dating free for all.

As a bisexual single, you cannot change your gender preferences, and you can’t choose both men and women, but you can create two SilverSingles profiles by using two valid email addresses and get the best of both worlds.

Top Bisexual Dating Apps “For Relationships” (#12-14)

Looking for something serious? Then don’t waste your time on swipe-crazy dating apps. Casual daters love #SwipeLife because they have the freedom to jump from date to date, but that just sounds exhausting to all of us serious daters hoping to stop dating and get in a relationship.

Serious daters need a serious dating app that understands and supports their relationships goals. We’ve got a few good ones in mind for you to try — and they’re all completely free.

12

EliteSingles

★★★★★
4.9/5.0
EliteSingles

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Deep Relationships
  • Match System: Search by education, lifestyle habits, age
  • About the App: Lesbians flock to EliteSingles because all the hookup-oriented singles are already weeded out, and it's easy to narrow down the search for compatible women. Don't get stuck into a box, though. EliteSingles has a Have You Met section that showcases ladies who may be outside of your type but who are worth taking a look at. To get started, you just need to download EliteSingles to your Apple or Android phone.
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First up, we have EliteSingles. The dating site for professionals. Singles who join this elite network are ready to settle down with someone special.

The EliteSingles membership base is populated by successful and well-educated people. Over 85% of EliteSingles members have graduated from college, and over 90% are looking for relationships.

If you’re a bisexual, you’ll have to choose to match with either men or women on the site, but you can contact the customer care team to change your preferences. EliteSingles can accommodate these requests pretty easily and quickly. You may want to also mention to the EliteSingles team that you’d appreciate more bi-friendly settings, so they’ll hurry up and update the app for singles like you.

13. Hinge

Hinge has stylized itself as “the anti-Tinder” and the app that’s “designed to be deleted.” The Hinge team actually hired an Anti-Retention Specialist to see to it that users don’t stay on the app too long. Hinge’s goal is to find you that perfect match quickly. That way, you can get off the swiping carousel and enjoy a fulfilling relationship.

I actually helped a bisexual friend of mine set up her Hinge account after a breakup, so I can say with certainty that you’ll meet a good balance of both men and women on the app. Your sexual orientation won’t appear on your Hinge profile, but you can easily mention it in conversation or write in a photo caption or prompt on your Story.

What makes Hinge stand out is the fact that members have to like or comment on something specific on the profile to form a mutual match. This system leads to better quality conversations, which lead to satisfying first dates, second dates, and relationships.

Screenshot of Hinge's homepage

Hinge is a quality-driven app that helps users get to know one another on a deeper level.

Over the years, Hinge has helped doctors, lawyers, politicians, and even our own dating experts find love online, and we can’t recommend it enough to singles seeking quality dates and a true partnership.

“I think it’s as romantic to meet on an app as it is to meet randomly because they happen to cross paths somewhere,” said Hinge Founder Justin McLeod. “They still have their first-date story, their first impressions when they saw each other on the app.”

14. HER

HER is a womxn-only dating app (sorry, guys) made by a lesbian chick who was tired of seeing dating site owners slap some pink on their branding and call it female-friendly. HER Founder Robyn Exton wanted to create a community that truly met the needs of LGBTQ+ women all over the world, and, honestly, she knocked it out of the park.

Today, HER has over 4 million members, and all of them are womxn. They can identify as lesbian, queer, bi, questioning, queer, trans, or other, and it doesn’t change their experience on the app. Basically, if you want to date womxn, then you’re in the right place.

Screenshot of HER's website

HER is a social dating app where lesbian, queer, and bisexual womxn can find their person.

HER sets high standards for its members and maintains an unabashedly friendly and inclusive space where creepiness, bullying, and rude behavior is unacceptable. Anyone caught breaking the community guidelines will be removed and deleted from the app permanently — so mind your ps and qs and just don’t be a dick.

Of course, if you’re looking for both male and female dates, HER is only going to be 50% effective. However, its international LGBTQ+ community is 100% supportive of womxn seeking friendship, romance, and girl power online.

Top Bisexual “Hookup” Apps (#15-17)

Not all singles daydream about wedding dresses and white-picket fences. Some just really want to get laid. If you’re sexually active — or want to become sexually active — a hookup app is going to be right up your alley. You can pursue your pleasures and take advantage of a discreet and casual dating scene by filling out a dating profile on the following free apps for bisexuals looking for sex.

15

BeNaughty

★★★
3.0/5.0
BeNaughty

Available on: iOS, Android

  • Relationships: Casual Encounters
  • Match System: Sort profiles by zip code, appearance, more
  • About the App: Free subscriptions, millions of users, extensive search features, and lesbian group chats — BeNaughty has everything a gay girl could need to find a discreet hookup. BeNaughty is one of the few sex apps that has more women than men, so lesbian singles have plenty of options. You can use location-based matching to narrow your search and connect you with lovely ladies while on the go.
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BeNaughty catches people’s attention with its playful name, and this hookup platform has the live chat features to facilitate a little naughty behavior in the online dating scene.

Free members can swipe through profiles in the Like Gallery, or they can set search filters by age, location, height, ethnicity, and other factors to make a good match. If you’re in a real hurry to connect, you can send a mass message to any BeNaughty user who fits your dating preferences and see how many responses you get.

BeNaughty encourages exploration and experimentation, and it offers a judgment-free space where bisexual singles can take control of their love lives and get some action without making a big commitment.

16. Grindr

Grindr is the top gay dating app based on membership numbers (over 27 million active members), longevity (been around since 2009), and reputation (even straight folks have heard of Grindr).

In the beginning, Grindr was a men-only app that supported gay men, bisexual men, trans men, and other queer men exclusively. However, in 2017, Grindr revised its policy and added gender options for cis women, trans women, non-binary singles, non-conforming people, and crossdressers, among others.

Screenshot of Grindr's homepage

Grindr’s gay dating network reaches over 200 countries and territories.

Grindr is still mostly helpful for men seeking men for a hookup, but the app doesn’t restrict people or tell them who to date or what type of relationship to seek. Anything is fair game here. Grindr uses location-based data to highlight hot dates in your immediate vicinity, and the rest is up to you.

17. Badoo

Badoo has over 452 million registered users in its database — and it’s still growing. The app boasts seeing over 300,000 new signups per day, and it sees over 60 million monthly active users. What’s more, Badoo users typically send over 350 million messages a day via the platform. That’s quite a busy dating scene, and one that can easily suit bisexual singles seeking a hookup.

The Badoo logo

Badoo connects singles in 47 languages and across 190 countries.

Badoo maintains one of the largest social networks in the world, so you shouldn’t run out of people to chat up here. Whether you log in at 10 in the morning or 10 at night, there’s always someone online, and you can always send an icebreaker to start things off.

When we reviewed Badoo, we gave it 4 stars and noted that it seems to mostly be used for hookups. Something about the free, fast-paced interface appeals to casual daters, and we like that Badoo allows members to see guys, girls, or both in quick searches of the database.

Is Tinder Worth It for Dating?

That depends on what you’re looking for and what your expectations are. Tinder can’t promise to find your soul mate in a few swipes — though Tinder love stories can and do happen — but it can give you access to dates you may never have met otherwise.

If you’re just looking for some fun, Tinder can be an empowering way to flirt, connect, and build confidence. Just don’t take it too seriously. According to a 2017 poll, around 44% of college students use Tinder to boost their egos and procrastinate, while only 4% say they want a relationship.

If you really want to settle down, you may not be satisfied with the fast-paced matches, casual conversations, and sexually motivated membership base that’s characteristic of Tinder.

Do You Have to Pay to Message On Bumble?

Nope, Bumble has free communication features, and the only catch is that only mutual matches can send messages to one another — and only after the woman sends the first message if it’s an opposite-sex match. Plus, unless someone sends a greeting, the conversation window will disappear within 24 hours on the dating app, so singles had better not dilly-dally or they could miss out on something great.

What is the Straight Version of Grindr?

A lot of people consider Tinder to be Grindr’s straight counterpart. They’re like fraternal twins — not exactly alike, but with enough similarities to make people look twice. Just like Grindr, Tinder uses location-based matches and swiping to bring straight singles together, but, unlike Grindr, Tinder is open to daters of all orientations, including straight, lesbian, and bisexual daters.

Screenshot of Tinder

Tinder is a favorite dating app among straight local singles seeking romance.

If Tinder’s not your thing, there’s also Grindr Straight, which is exactly what it sounds like. This dating site is connected to the AdultFriendFinder network, so it has access to millions of profiles in the hookup scene.

Bisexual Dating Apps Give You the Freedom to Mingle

It’s not all doom and gloom for bisexuals in the online dating scene. A 23-year-old single named Zachary Zane said the number of matches he made declined dramatically once he came out as bi, but he found the connections he did make all the more meaningful.

“Prominently displaying my sexuality filtered out people, in particular women, who wouldn’t date me because of my sexuality,” Zachary said. “I felt empowered and optimistic about my romantic future.”

Coming out as bisexual on a dating app may make you feel anxious or fearful at first, but that’s the first step to dating authentically and finding someone who loves that about you. Be bold, be kind, and be yourself — and good things will come. Good luck!