Dating is a tricky business, but now with so many dating apps and online meeting options available, it is much easier to make new connections. In South Korea as well there are many Korean dating app that are helping Korean singles meet potential loves. Millions of users are now checking out the Korean dating app to mingle, using chat rooms, video calls, etc. Koreatechdesk.com picks the following Korean dating app as the top ones for dating and making new friends in South Korea. Who know the love of your life might be found by swiping one of the Korean dating app.
AMANDA is the most popular dating app in South Korea, and it gets its name from a Korean acronym that roughly translates to meeting new people. The app rates its users on the basis of their appearance, so the user better use a good picture. The user can be rejected if they don’t appear to have a ‘satisfactory’ appearance for the app. Once you’re on the app you are free to “like” other people’s profiles and if another person likes you back the app will allow you to chat with each other. Though AMANDA is quite a hit amongst the Koreans, it is not so welcoming yet to foreigners as the operating language is Korean and the app prefers Korean looking faces.
This Korean dating app has been made by a Seoul National University student. It is named after the elite schools in the country – Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. It has over 140,000 users and is considered an elite dating app. There is a verification criterion for male users, who have to verify their alma mater – SKY or equivalent or have a large corporate workplace through an email address. The verification process is simpler for women, who must be a working professional or a student between the ages of 20 and 39. For men, the age bracket is from 20 to 43.
The most popular dating app of the West, Tinder has caught the attention of the Koreans. However, it is not as popular as its Korean counterparts as traditional Koreans believe local dating apps are more secure. However, if you want to meet foreigners on the app in and around Seoul, this might be a good bet. Maybe you will get to connect with a Korean also. Tinder in Korea is a mix of a dating app and a casual sex app and more popular among international students, foreigners, etc.
This Korean dating app is becoming the number one choice of many looking to date in South Korea. The dating app connects are not just limited to Korean shores, but it connects matches from all around the world. KoreanCupid has over 700,000 members worldwide made up of Asian women, South Korean women, and international men and women. The app also has features like video messaging, anti-spam protection, and message translator.
AsianDating is part of the Cupid network and has been connecting thousands of Korean and Asian singles. It has a user-friendly interface and has over 4.5 million members. It is free to use and has premium memberships for more features. It has a unique message translation feature that can translate messages into the preferred language with just one click.
Set up like a blind date but not exactly a blind date, Noondate introduces you to 3 new people every noon in your location or choice of region, including even US/Canada, which is the app’s second-largest user-populated region. Using a semantic matching algorithm, the company has matched over 5 million users since 2015. You can find your match by simply selecting one out of the two cards every noon! The contact information is kept 100% confidential, and Facebook authentication increases the credibility of the individuals who are suggested as your potential match. Every applicant is also carefully reviewed and then approved for membership.
As far as comfort is concerned, having a love interest close by is a great idea. That is why 1km is a practical choice. It matches you with prospective located 1 kilometer around you and your mobile device. The ‘culture club’ feature on the app makes it more customized by matching you with those with similar interests. Other interesting categories include a movie club, climbing club, study club, and bicycle club. You may join a pre-existing club or create a new one and invite others to join. For safety purposes, there is surveillance for inappropriate behavior on the app. This app is currently only available in Korean and, therefore, a great option for native Koreans keen to meet other Koreans in the area.
According to Badoo, 13,000 people delete Badoo every day because they found someone on Badoo. The company claims to be the biggest dating app in the world, with more than 450 million users. It prides itself on protecting the safety and privacy of every user, a crucial feature when it comes to meeting strangers. Each photo is checked and verified regularly to ensure they are appropriate. One can video chat with a probable match and meet people in their vicinity. Its premium service allows on to see who added them to their favorites and who liked their profile.
Between is a messenger app for couples developed by VCNC CEO Park Jae-wook in 2011 and acquired by PUBG creator Krafton in 2021. The app, free to download, lets couples chat, plan dates, share their favorite photos & videos, make voice calls, track anniversaries and special dates, etc. The app makes revenue by selling unique emoticons, premium upgrades, and targeted advertising. Between is quite popular in Korea and overseas as a dating app. As of 2018, it recorded 1 million daily users and 26 million global downloads.
Though Hyperconnect is not a dating app, but is a platform that connects people. The startup is now acquired by Global online-dating company Match Group Inc. Hyperconnect has developed two video apps that focus on helping people interact one-on-one and with new communities. The social media startup Hyperconnect’s first app, Azar, offers live video and audio chat and can instantly translate voice and text for users that speak different languages. Hyperconnect’s other app, Hakuna Live, is a social live-streaming app that provides group video and audio broadcasts.