Looking for the best polyamorous dating apps?
Polyamorous relationships are no longer a thing of the past. They’re very much a thing of the present and the future, with more and more couples claiming to have more than one sexual partner. In fact, research has shown that as many as 5% of Americans are polyamorous, or at least open to polygamy.
However, it’s still not easy to find the perfect person to add to your relationship because the market for polyamorous dating apps is still limited. That said, there are a number of poly-friendly dating apps – and you can find them in this round-up article.
I’ve taken the time to rate and review a number of dating apps according to how suited they are to the poly lifestyle. While most of the apps in this guide aren’t specifically aimed at polyamorous relationships, it’s totally possible to use them to find that extra someone.
Let’s make a start.
Best Polyamorous Dating Apps
Ashley Madison is arguably the world’s premium polyamorous dating app – but it comes with a massive twist. It’s not just aimed at those who want more than one sexual partner, it’s aimed at cheating couples. With millions of members all around the world, there's clearly a market for a site like this. The community is active and it’s become known for being an “affairs site.”
Most of the people who use Ashley Madison are middle-aged and bored of their current marriage. They just want a bit of sex on the side to spice things up, and they’re not generally looking for new relationships. I found that, while it’s not easy to find someone who’s up for joining you and your partner, you’ll have a better chance if you can reassure the other person.
Discretion is, after all, key at this dating app. Users want to feel safe and secure that they’re not going to get found out. Ashley Madison has beefed up its security so that you can browse anonymously while being sure that your data is 100% safe. However, while women get access to all the features – including messaging, boosting their profile and so on – for free, men have to pay.
- Free to use for women
- 100 credits for men – $60
- 500 credits for men – $155
- High traffic
- Great user interface
- Its whole concept will put some users off
AdultFriendFinder has been around for over 20 years, and is one of the most established players in the polyamorous dating world. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, whether you want threesomes, orgies, a fuck buddy, swingers, you can find it here. There are 80,000,000 users worldwide, nudity is allowed, and anyone of any sexual kink and persuasion is welcome.
AdultFriendFinder is super easy to use, too. The signup process only took me a few minutes, and then I was free to browse thousands of profiles in my area. Most users are open to chatting about anything and everything, and it wasn’t long before I was arranging to meet up with people. I personally found AFF the best poly-friendly app around.
There are a host of features on offer, too. In many ways, AFF works as a polyamorous dating app and also as a live webcam site. You can watch live member webcams, adult movies, join in discussions in the adult chatrooms, and you can also learn more about polyamorous relationships in the Sex Academy.
- 1 month Gold membership – $28
- 3 months Gold membership – $19 per month
- 12 months Gold membership – $15 per month
- Millions of users
- Very open minded user base
- Lots of features
- Dated user interface
Feeld has really grown in recent years to become one of the most popular alternative dating apps. Nowadays, it can boast 200,000 active users each week, and it’s adding new members all the time. It’s open to both singles and couples, with couples making up over half of the weekly logins. This makes it ideal for those looking for a polyamorous relationship.
However, where Feeld really stands out is with its gender options. Feeld offers more gender options than most other dating apps. If you’re not comfortable with simply identifying as a man or a woman, Feeld lets you choose from a range of options. And while straight people use Feeld, many members admit they’re bi-curious.
I personally wasn’t too impressed with the technical aspects of Feeld. Worse still, if you don’t live in a big city, options will be limited. However, I enjoyed moderate success and would definitely not rule it to as a solid “alternative” polyamorous dating site.
- 1 month – $19
- 3 months – $14 per month
- Lots of gender options
- High active user base
- Safe and secure site
- Requires you to sign-in via Facebook
SDC (Swingers Dating Club) is one of the world’s best swingers apps that is – naturally – aimed at polyamorous daters. It currently boasts more than 3,000,000 members worldwide, the app is free to download, and it’s been around since 1999. This helps to make it one of the safest, most reputable dating apps of its type.
The site is primarily used by swingers and singles who want to share their wildest fantasies with other couples. People use it for friends, new connections and new relationships, and it’s also popular because it’s free from judgement. Anyone and everyone of all sexual persuasions are welcome and I found it one of the most fun, friendly and open-minded of all poly apps.
A seven-day free trial is on offer so that you can try before you buy, while features include videos created by other members, contests, and blogs. In this sense, it’s much more than just a dating site – it’s also a genuine online community.
- 1 month – $25
- 3 months – $17 per month
- 6 months – $15 per month
- 12 months – $12 per month
- Free trial available
- You can use it to find swingers vacations
- Each profile lets you know their preferences
- Not the best user interface
OkCupid is a free-to-use dating app that’s perfect for finding like-minded polyamorous partners. It’s used by over 50,000,000 people around the world, with most users being aged between 25 and 34. It’s also one of the most open-minded dating apps, and is especially popular with the LGTBQ+ community, and those who are looking for open relationships.
And while OkCupid isn’t specifically aimed at polyamorous relationships, a search function makes it easy to find others who are looking for the same thing you are. I simply had to type in “non-monogamy” to find other users who were open to the idea of polygamy. I was also impressed by the user layout and how in-depth the profiles were.
But while the app is free to use and send and receive messages, there are a number of features that only paid members get access to. For example, paid members get to see who’s liked them, they can boost their profile, and they can categorise their matches.
- Free to send and receive messages
- 1 month A-List subscription – $8 per month
- Great user interface
- Free to use
- Open to polygamy
- Free members can’t see likes
FetLife is a polyamorous dating app aimed at the fetish community. It seeks to pair up kinky couples with other kinky couples who are open to non-monogamy. FetLife currently has more than 8,000,000 members around the world, has been around since 2008, and supports all kinds of sexual fantasies, such as BDSM and fetishism.
However, FetLife is more than just a simple dating app. It functions a lot like Facebook, giving users the chance to create their own feeds and make proper, genuine connections with likeminded people. Most users are aged under 35, however, which suggests it’s more popular with the younger crowd.
And while much of the site is free to use, you can become a FetLife member to show your support. As a member, you’ll get access to perks including videos, chatrooms, as well as the ability to customise your own feed.
- 6 months – $5 per month
- 12 months – $5 per month
- 24 months – $5 per month
- 8 million users
- Active community
- Free to use
- Dated design
Tinder is primarily seen as a hookup app that people also use to make new friends. However, with millions of members around the world, it’s also possible to find polyamorous couples on here. Most of the years are aged under 35, and while there’s no search function (Tinder is a swipe app), you can state exactly what you’re looking for in your bio.
I did exactly that. I added “poly” to my bio and found it much easier to cut through the noise. However, I did need to boost myself a number of times to land high-quality matches. The signup process is quick and easy, the app is free to use, and you can link your social media accounts. Moreover, the app requires just your basic info, such as your age and job.
Because Tinder is such a high-traffic app, it can be difficult to get seen by the right people. This is why users are encouraged to upgrade their profile so that they can boost themselves to increase visibility, as well as see who’s already liked them.
- Free to send and receive messages
- 1 month Tinder Gold – $10
- 3 months Tinder Gold – $12 per month
- 12 months Tinder Gold – $5 per month
- One of the world’s most popular dating apps
- Free to use
- Simple swipe app saves time
- No search function
These are the best polyamorous dating apps around right now. As mentioned, most of them aren’t aimed specifically at polyamorous relationships. But with the right profile and the right mentality, you can totally find what you’re looking for. The next step is to decide which apps appeal to you the most, before creating a free account and taking a closer look.
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