Most popular dating apps and websites in the Netherlands 2017-2019

Which online dating app or website is used the most in the Netherlands? As of 2019, Tinder was said to be the most popular, with roughly 60 percent of the Dutch singles who are actively looking for a relationship indicating that they make use of it. Badoo and dating website Lexa.nl are also used. This numbers provided here are the results of a survey asking for the most popular dating apps in the Netherlands. The companies behind the dating apps rarely share user numbers on the Netherlands specifically, so most data on this topic comes from individual surveys. According to numbers provided by Priori Data, the Tinder app was downloaded around 570,000 times in the Netherlands in 2018.

How many people in the Netherlands use online dating?

As of 2018, there were approximately three million single-person households in the Netherlands. How many of these households were actively dating online is unknown. During the second half of 2017, however, roughly 17 percent of Dutch internet users said they visited an online dating website, service or app. Users aged 16 to 24 years did this the most: approximately 22 percent of all users in this age group indicated they did so.

Love at first swipe?

When asked during a survey in 2017 which dating app singles would consider using if they were to date online, roughly one quarter answered they would consider using Tinder. This was especially the case among people under 30. Whether this interest stems from finding true love or other reasons, the survey does not mention.

Most popular dating apps and websites in the Netherlands from 2017 to 1st half of 2019*

20172018H1 2019
Tinder61%50%62%
Badoo18%25%23%
Happn17%15%18%
Lexa.nl14%18%13%
Relatieplanet-11%-
Paiq10%--
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

H1 2019*

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

singles actively looking for a relationship

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* The source does not specify the exact date of the survey, the number of respondents or the research method. Additionally, there is no mention of multiple answering options. The results have been taken from multiple publications.

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