Sites Like Tagged

Odds are if you’re on this page now, you are either a pretty big fan of Tagged, or you used to be a big fan of Tagged and although you still like the concept, you just need a fresh new group of people and something a little bit different. We get it! We’ve been there, we’ve done that, and it happens with almost every site you use that involves meeting new people – it’s just the way it is! Okay, maybe not, I’m sure there are plenty of die hard users that stay on for the long haul, but regardless, if you’re here now you obviously are interested in finding many more sites like Tagged, and our job is quite simply to help you with your quest, so I will stop with my conjecturing and get on with it. Check out our awesome list:

1. Meetzur – This relatively new gem of a website brings casual to a whole new level. How? Well, when you call yourself a “meet a stranger social network”, I think that speaks for itself. Remember when your mom told you not to talk to strangers? This social app encourages you to talk to them! Because of that, everyone expects you to chat with them, which makes it super easy to make new friends. It’s awesome! Don’t forget to read our full review.

2. Badoo – This is a super popular social network with one goal – to help you meet people nearby! The name is kind of funky, but don’t be fooled, it works, and quite well at that. The only thing is that in some countries it has a large presence and in some countries its presence can be rather small so you’ll really just have to give it a try and hope your country is well represented. Click here to read our full opinion.

3. POF – This well known free online dating site does its job quite well indeed. The site is quite simple, but it contains all the basics for meeting and communication, and has a fast loading time. I’m not sure that extravagance is really necessary to have a successful app, and this is one such example. Find out more by clicking here.

4. OkCupid – This popular free online dating website is second to only POF in its category in terms of active users, but it is far different in the sense that it makes things much more complicated. Using it’s own self-developed algorithmic matching system, the site attempts to help users better determine if another user is likely to be a good match. You can also check out our complete review.

5. Datehookup – Founded back in 2002, this third free dating app has been around the block. It has everything you need to succeed, but literally nothing more. Don’t be fooled by the old school look though, because if you live in the USA it has a whole lot of potential matches for you. Click here for our lengthier insights.

Sites Like Badoo

If you’re as big of a fan of Badoo as we are, you probably also are wondering if there are any other similar options out there. After all, one site only has a limited number of people, and often times you will find new people in other alternative sites that weren’t in the original. Thus, we bring you a great list of sites like Badoo that should prove very helpful to you getting the most our of your internet experience with regards to meeting new people online! And, here we go:

1. Meetzur – This is a newer player in the “social encounters” niche that looks very promising and really has no specific limitations on what a user’s motive has to be when they join. As such, you find a very casual and friendly environment that is a nice breath of fresh air, where you can make new friends very quickly and easily. Click here for our full review.

2. Tagged – This site describes itself as “the social network for meeting new people”, and that’s exactly what it is. It has a big user base, social games that basically function as icebreakers, and some other cool aspects. Read our complete review by clicking here.

3. POF – Short for “Plenty of Fish”, this is the most popular free online dating website we know of. It is easy to use, simple, and gets the job done. However, it doesn’t have the more casual and social aspects of the two sites we already mentioned, which often times makes it feel a bit too rigid. See our full opinion here.

4. OkCupid – This is the second most popular free online dating website we are aware of. It utilizes it’s own proprietary matching algorithm to give users a match percentage with regards to every other individual user. This is unique and somewhat interesting, although I often wonder about how effective it actually is. Click here for our longer analysis.

5. DateHookup – This old dinosaur of a dating site continues to grow despite not getting a desperately needed face lift. It does, however, get the job done, and maybe that’s all that really matters. Read our full take by clicking here.

Meetzur Review

 Meetzur is actually an offshoot of the popular chat site iMeetzu. Originally they were combined in the same website, but over time the combination of the two on the same domain name started making less and less sense in different ways, and so the owners went ahead and separated the social network, put it on its own domain, and was born. Thus, it is a very unique community full of people who are ready and willing to meet new people every day! You see, the motto of the chat site was always to “Meet a Stranger”, and this motto carries over to the social network, where you can connect with “strangers” from all over the world, and that is exactly what everyone who joins does and expects all other members to do. This being the case, you find yourself immediately thrown into a really quite friendly world of new people right from the beginning!

Thus, what you end up with is a very casual environment for making new friends online, or, if you want, finding new people nearby, and if you should so choose, even utilizing the site as another free online dating option. However, because there is no sort of formal designation as to what the site has to be used for, each user is left to essentially decide for themselves how they want to use it. If a user merely wants to meet someone from a culture on the other side of the world and discuss the differences between their two very different worlds of every day life, they can do that. If a user wants to meet someone with similar interests such as online gaming, and then recruit them to join a gaming group or clan or whatever it may be, they can do that. The possibilities are truly unlimited, and that in itself is a big part of what makes Meetzur so great. Visit them at

Tagged Review

 Tagged is the self-proclaimed “social network for meeting new people”. It is very popular with over 300 million registered users, but seems to have slightly less active users than its major competitor Badoo based on the fact that it has a lower Alexa ranking (probably gets less visitors on a monthly basis). Many people call the niche in which Tagged exists the “social encounters” niche. The niche seems to have taken hold, at least in the case of this site, as a way to save itself when Facebook became the dominant player in terms of keeping in touch with people you already know. It was a logical and smart direction to go in that would allow the site to avoid a slow and painful death, and it seems to have worked.

The site has a lot more features than Badoo does, such as their own social games platform, and users are encouraged to meet new people while they play. This, in conjunction with many of the usual social networking features, has contributed to the sites great success. The average active user on Tagged is said to spend about 2 minutes more using the Tagged website than using Facebook, which is quite remarkable. I would guess that the prospect of meeting new people is somewhat more exciting, which likely contributes to this phenomenon. When you can also potentially utilize the site for free online dating purposes, that also likely adds to the addiction. It would seem to me that playing online games with someone could definitely be a more casual and fun way to “break the ice”. If all this sounds good, check the site out at

Badoo Review

 Badoo is an extremely popular social network, although it hasn’t done as well in the US as it has in many countries abroad such as Brazil. Many people say the site, although termed as a “social network” is primarily dating-focused (wikipedia agrees), and I tend to agree with that assertion. However, I do kind of like the more casual environment Badoo brings to the table. By not explicitly calling it a dating site, I think they leave the site more open to interpretation, and the subsequent result is a sort of more laid back atmosphere that I personally find more appealing in comparison to your normal sort of stringent dating site community.

Besides the appealing atmosphere, Badoo also has great features. The site primarily generates its revenue from the users themselves paying for a temporary popularity boost or paying for “superpowers” which unlock premium features. These features are basically nice-to-haves, and are not necessary to meet people on the website, which you can do 100% free. The temporary popularity boost is something you experience once for free when you first signup, and it will cause people to start immediately messaging you, so I can definitely see the appeal to paying for it for anyone who has trouble getting attention. Badoo’s ability to generate revenues from the aforementioned channels allow it to essentially have zero advertisements throughout the website, which is frankly quite awesome! Give them a visit at