Dating Apps for International Students


In case Tinder isn’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.


Hinge calls itself the ‘dating app designed to be deleted’. The app learns your ideal date quickly through an initial series of questions, and introduces you to those who it thinks would be best suited. When it comes to swiping, you’re given more of a sense of people’s personalities, as you can read their unique answers to prompts.


JSwipe is 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. You can also use the Bumble BFF option to search for new friends.

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.  On Indian Cupid, you find someone you like, add them as a favourite, and start chatting.

Coffee Meets Bagel

This app is very much targeted at young professionals. Coffee Meets Bagel was created by three sisters from New York and 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.