Denver is actually a pretty neat city when it comes to things to do, culture, and excitement. But we don’t have to tell you that. We probably also don’t have to tell you that dating in the mile-high city can be surprisingly tough in a city that seems so well built for singles (at least in our opinion).
Thankfully, as you should expect in a city big on technology, online dating in Denver is continuing to grow rapidly as more and more singles adopt the practice. But where are all these beautiful people in Denver dating online?
That’s what we’re talking about today. In this guide, we’ll cover the best Denver dating apps, tell you why we like them, let you know if there is anything you should be aware of, and get you set up to get started right now!
The Best Dating Apps in Denver
- eHarmony – Best Overall Denver Dating App
- Zoosk – A Dating App for Casual Denver Singles
- Hinge – A Denver Dating App with Good Reviews
- Elite Singles – A Perfect Match for Denver’s Professional Scene
- Chispa – Best Denver Dating App for Latinos
Best Overall Denver Dating App
If you’ve read any of our other rankings and recommendations, it’s not really much of a secret that we’re big fans of eHarmony. And when it comes to Denver dating apps, that trend continues. But that’s only the case if you’re someone who is looking for a real relationship and not just something casual. If casual is your current speed, jump down to number two on this list (Zoosk) for a more appropriate fit.
For those of you who are looking for something real, eHarmony rules the roost in Denver. From the in-depth matching algorithm to the details you’ll find on profiles, every ounce of eHarmony is built with serious relationships in mind. You will have to dedicate more time to this Denver dating app than the others, but that helps to weed out the people who aren’t serious and it also offers a better experience.
Choosing eHarmony as the best dating app in Denver was really an easy choice to make. The only real drawback is a lack of support for casual dating, but we’d venture to guess that a lot of you would see that as a positive.
A Dating App for Casual Denver Singles
Who is looking to get married right now?! Well, since most people looking for a committed relationship probably already took off to eHarmony (rightfully so), probably not a lot of hands going up. Casual dating is something we’ve seen quite popular in the Denver area, and having a dating app that supports that is important.
Probably the most popular casual dating app in Denver is Tinder (backed by Google data). However, a lot of people are looking for a slightly classier, and less-hookup-ish app than Tinder. That’s where Zoosk shines. One of the key components of your profile on Zoosk is selecting what type of relationship you’re looking for. This can be anything from hookups to long-term dating, and everything that falls in-between. It’s a small feature, but an impactful one.
If you’re looking for commitment in Denver, we’d recommend eHarmony. If you’re not sure, though, or you know you want casual for now, go with Zoosk.
A Denver Dating App with Good Reviews
One of the best ways to gauge the quality of a Denver dating app is to take a trip to the iOS store or Google Play store and see what people think. On our last check, the Hinge dating app had a 4.5 star rating in the iOS store and it also scored a 3.5 star rating in Google (across 10 million+ downloads). For iOS that’s a great showing; for Google Play, it’s an okay showing, but certainly not bad.
Hinge, known as the dating app designed to be deleted, has seen a big surge lately in the trendier areas of the country (places like Denver) thanks to an effective platform and some targeted marketing by the company. If you’re looking for an inclusive dating app that fits quite well with the culture of Denver, check out Hinge.
The one drawback to the app that we’ve heard anecdotally from some users is that the abstract nature of the profiles does require a considerable bit more effort (and some creativity) to get something good looking. For some, this might be a challenge, but if you can pull it off—no worries.
A Perfect Match for Denver’s Professional Scene
Denver is home to a ton of major companies like Chipotle, Frontier Airlines, and even Qdoba (there must be some sort of a burrito thing going on up there). The city is big in energy, oil and gas (3rd in the world), as well as healthcare and finance. We share all this to say one thing—Denver is packed with young professionals who care about finding love, but who also have career goals.
Couple this with an average age in the city of 35 years old, and you have a perfect recipe for the dating app Elite Singles. We’ve seen reports that over 90% of the userbase is over the age of 30 years old (with the largest in the 30-50 year old bracket). We’ve also seen (on the homepage of the app’s website) that over 85% of the member’s hold an above average level of education.
It’s hard not to say that Elite Singles was built for cities like Denver. Just be aware that if you’re more on the free-spirit side of things and you’re not a fan of the traditional establishments and corporate America (which can be popular up in Denver), you may not click with a lot of the people on Elite Singles. If that’s not you, though, could be a great fit for professional dating.
Best Denver Dating App for Latinos
Almost 1/3 of the population in Denver is Hispanic. And while some Latinos are open to dating anyone of any ethnic background, some prefer to date other Latinos who may have a better understanding of their culture (or they might just find them more attractive). And we’re cool with people having preferences of what they like. That’s where a dating app like Chispa comes in to play.
The app is pretty new and available on Google Play or available in the iOS store. While there are no hard and fast rules/checks to make sure everyone on the app is Latino, our experience was that almost everyone is. As the app is new, the userbase is smaller but growing, which could be a turnoff to some users. For comparison with other Denver dating apps, Hinge has 10 million downloads on Android, eHarmony has 5 million, and Chispa has 1 million. Still, that’s a lot of Latinos to match with!
Written By: Healthy Framework Team
The Healthy Framework team has a combined 50+ years of experience in the online dating industry. Collectively, the team has reviewed over 300 dating apps and is known as one of the leaders in the relationship advice and information space. The team’s work has been featured on Zoosk, Tinder, The Economist, People Magazine, Parade, Women’s Health, Her Campus, Fox, and more.