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It's not the first thing we'd admit, but meeting people of the dating nature is rather hard in this tiny city. But hey, there are plenty of apps to help get us there! Rather than believing the horror stories, why not give it a go? Even if you don't find the one, you can still make some fantastic new friends. So get your best photos ready, because here's the low-down on the online dating game.

COFFEE MEETS BAGEL

Instead of receiving a bunch of average matches all the time, you'd get a match a day based on your age, education level, religion, and interests. It's definitely quality > quantity when it comes to dating, and it's been tried and tested by one of us that they give you way better matches! So keep a look out on your phone at noon everyday. You can also give matches to your friends so you can be the match-maker you were born to be.

HAPPN

Take your dating fate into your own hands! It's a lot less creepy, and way less stalking, with Happn. You can locate the person you crossed paths with (with the help of GPRS on your phone) - whether it’s that guy you walked past this morning, or the other guy whom you see all the time at the park, you can now finally stop chalking it up to fate that you guys didn't have the chance to meet.

SKOUT

Skout launched a long time ago when dating app still hasn’t become a thing in Hong Kong. Just like many other dating apps – you sign up, fill in your profile, upload the best photos of yourself. Now you are one step closer to a romantic date! (Or a hot hook-up, if you wish. We don't judge.) Like many old-school dating apps, you get to check out all the people around you by distance, and also explore people's updates via a feed.

TINDER

We’ve all been there (once at least).  If you haven’t experienced the excitement and joy from swiping on Tinder, then you really should give it a try. It's not just all about hook-ups as they say it is! Tinder has recently added a “Super Like” feature, where you can press it once you see a person you REALLY like (or he/she is simply REALLY hot) and get a better chance of being matched.

OKCupid

Evolved from the classic matchmaking website, OKCupid now has an app that keeps you connected no matter where you are. With a series of questions you can answer to increase the accuracy of your match percentages, they are the OG when it comes to the dating game. You'll mostly find English-speaking quality matches there, so this is a good choice if you're looking for something serious or just someone cool to have a conversation with.

Girls only...

BUTTERFLY

This app is GIRLS ONLY, obviously. Besides being an awesome dating app (espcially if you want to get down to the specifics like roles and age), Butterfly is also a forum where you can chat with other members under different topics – exercise, diet, beauty, travel, or even rant about love. Most of the discussions are in Chinese but feel free to start a conversation with the person you find interesting!




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