These 4 Asian Dating Apps are Worth Your Time

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You should never feel bad about knowing exactly what you want, especially when it comes to dating. And if what you want is the best way to meet Asian singles, you’ve come to the right place.

In the past, when it came to meeting Asian singles, your options were fairly limited. You could try and find cultural meetups in your city, try and get your friends to hook you up, or frequent bars and restaurants that you know cater to the Asian persuasion, but that was really it. Thankfully, that’s all changed with the growth of online dating.

In this guide, we’re going to share the best dating apps for Asians for finding culturally similar singles locally or abroad.

The Best Asian Dating Apps

1. Elite Singles

Asian Singles Headers and Screenshot for Elite Singles

When you look at statistics about where Asians are more likely to work, you see that a disproportionate number (nearly half) of them work in management and professional fields. This includes things like upper management, healthcare, business, finance, etc. just to name a few. So, it should make perfect sense to you that the number one Asian dating app is one that caters to this specific group of singles. Elite Singles, a dating app that has been around for nearly a decade and a half, is laser-focused on professional singles looking for mates and matches that embrace and understand their way of life.

For Asian singles, success is very important and Elite Singles is a dating app designed to connect successful singles in all walks of life. Matchmaking is done through curated matches derived from your answers to an intake questionnaire. Additionally, while the app is open to all races and walks of life, if you would prefer to date other Asians, you can easily select that as a filtering option.

The drawback for some Asian singles may be that they’re trying to move away from the need to celebrate success and work so highly and Elite Singles is not entirely conducive to that. But if you’re okay with that and find hard work and success attractive, you’ll enjoy what Elite Singles has accomplished and set up for you in the dating space.

2. AsianDating.com

Asian Singles Headers and Screenshot for AsianDating com

The next Asian dating app on our list is one that caters 100% to Asian singles. And in a culture that is moving more towards dating and marrying within their race, options like this become more and more applicable. With over 4.5 million members, AsianDating.com tends to be at the top of most lists of Asian-only dating apps.

What’s nice about this app is that it works for people looking to date Asians in the United States, but it also has a lot of international membership in case you’re looking to date outside of your home country.

There are a few drawbacks to AsianDating.com to be aware of before you decide to move forward. Number one—there is no dedicated iOS app, only a mobile-friendly website and a Google Play App (that does have over 1 million downloads, which is awesome). Number two—the web platform has a bit of an antiquated feel. However, that doesn’t seem to have any effect on the effectiveness, and the site was recently purchase by a new company (Dating Group), so we’d expect some serious investment into the infrastructure to be coming soon.

All in all, this is a great option for Asian singles looking to date other Asians.

3. EME Hive

Asian Singles Headers and Screenshot for EME Hive

While relatively small, EME Hive (formerly EastMeetEast) is working hard to be the new and trendy Asian dating app in the United States. With good results out of the gate, there is definitely a lot of promise here. However, the site is still fairly new and fairly small (based on what we can see), which means it still has some work to do in order to move up on our rankings list. Additionally, EME has taken some heat for some of its marketing campaigns and it’s identity, but we’ll leave that for another discussion on another day.

EME Hive is available on the App Store, but does only have a 2.7 star rating over only a few hundred reviews. While reviews can be shaky anytime a new app launches, the fact there are only a few hundred does indicate to us that the size of the app is probably fairly small. EME Hive is also available on Google Play where things are much more promising with a 3.0 star rating and over 500k downloads.

Overall, we like the promise EME Hive brings to the table and are looking forward to how things progress in the future.

4. Cherry Blossoms

As a company in the Asian matchmaking business since the 1970s, Cherry Blossoms (or ‘Blossoms’) has taken their operations digital. Before we talk about the things we like, let’s address the proverbial elephant in the room. Their website looks like it is also straight out of the 1970s (yes, we know the internet was not invented yet). The point we’re trying to make is that the site could use an upgrade.

That being said, it doesn’t seem to have much of a negative effect on their success and traffic. According to Blossoms, they see over 500k monthly visits and are responsible for over 250k introductions. Those are not numbers to scoff at by any means.

The other thing we need to address about Blossoms is that it’s not your traditional style of dating app. It’s way heavier on the matchmaking side of things—and the international matchmaking side to be more exact. If you’re looking to meet Asian singles who live in your area, this is not the app for you. If you’re looking for casual dating, also not the app for you. But if you’re looking to meet international Asian singles and your goal at the end of the day is hopefully to find someone to marry, Blossoms is where you want to be.

Cultural focus and international reach are two of the reasons these are the best Asian dating app options.

Why on Earth did we choose these options as the best Asian dating apps on the planet? Great question! Here are four of the main reasons why. These are not all the reasons, but it should start to give you an idea of what we value in the decision-making process.

Focus on Factors that are Important to Asian Singles

Probably the biggest factors that go into this ranking is how well the dating apps cater to what is traditionally important to Asian singles. This includes looking at things like loyalty to family, a higher value places on successes, as well as the overall importance of education. We looked for apps that understand this and give people a chance to showcase their feelings on these issues and “where they stand” on each.

Local and International Options

When people search for Asian dating apps, they’re generally looking for two things—Asian singles in their area or Asian singles abroad. While neither is better or right, we wanted to ensure we included options that catered to both needs. You’ll find that we clearly specified which apps are better for which, so you can make the appropriate decision yourself.

Options to Connect on Deeper Levels

There are a lot of articles out there saying that dating as an Asian man may be more challenging than it is for others. And not only articles say this, but there is scientific research backing the claim. We aren’t here to get you sad about the process, but to share how we think these apps do a better job of evening the playing field, so to speak. First, many of the options are Asian-only, which gets you onto that even level. Second, the dating apps that aren’t allow you to connect on way more than just a few pictures and a quick bio. This let’s people get to know you better and can help to cut through anyone coming in with a checklist of what they want that excludes you.

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Author: Matt Seymour, MSF

Matthew J. Seymour is a dating industry expert with over a decade of experience coaching singles, reviewing dating apps, and analyzing trends within the industry. Matt is a published author with his most recent work “Get More Dates: How to Master Online Dating Apps” that hit shelves in 2023. With a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Florida and extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of the online dating industry, Matt frequently serves in an advisory role to some of the largest dating apps on the market. In Matt’s current role with Healthy Framework, he leads the interview team that regularly interviews key dating industry leaders, and leverages his financial knowledge and dating app experience to review and share what singles need to know to get the most out of dating online.