In case Pokedates or Tinder aren’t for you, we’ve rounded up some of the best dating apps for international students in Australia.

Salaam Swipe

Salaam Swipe is designed specifically to help Muslims meet other Muslims. It’s been called the ‘Muslim Tinder’ and while its interface is very similar (swipe right, swipe left), it’s also more geared towards finding love and marriage.


Bae is a dating app specifically for people of colour. According to Bae themselves, they’re best for ‘black millennials looking to quickly connect, chat, date, enter relationships or hookup’. It’s been very popular in the US and is beginning to be rolled out in Australia.

Tinder Social

Tinder Social makes organizing group dates much easier by allowing users to invite friends along with them.  It’s a fantastic option for those who are a little nervous, or have cultural reservations about meeting up with new people while solo.


JSwipe calls itself the ‘leading Jewish singles network’. Also very similar to Tinder, it allows users to select the sect they identify with and their kosher preferences up front, and then away they go.


This app makes things a little more interesting for everyone by mixing up the traditional format. Bumble matches people up Tinder-style, but then it’s up to the woman to initiate the conversation. They have 24 hours to start a chat or else the ‘connection’ goes away.

Christian Connection

Run by Christians for Christians, Christian Connection is as equally about making friends and finding community as it is about dating.

Indian Cupid

This one’s designed to help non-resident Indian singles meet and match.  Find someone you like, add them as a favourite, and start chatting.

Coffee Meets Bagel

This app is very much targeted at young professionals.  Created by three sisters from New York, the app focuses on finding quality matches over quantity.


In Australia at the moment, there are few dating apps available specifically for lesbian, bisexual and queer women.  Her is one of the few.  It’s also one of the most popular with users enjoying the app’s blend of social networking and dating functions.


Hornet has been called ‘the dating app Grindr should have been’.  Hornet’s known for its user-friendly interface, flexible search options and its focus on security and safety.

As always, have fun, and remember to stay safe on dating apps.

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