Anime fans are passionate, nerdy and somewhat Sheldon-like in their pursuance of their animated world.
Considering that a major part of their life is spent following their passion through games, fan clubs, comic cons and cosplays, finding a date with matching tastes should be child’s play. And if not, there are specialized dating apps catering to this demographic.
Anime Dating Apps
Here we bring you a list of interesting anime dating apps that are finding matches for this special world of Japanese animation and manga lovers.
1. AnimeMatch Anime Dating App
It is a fan-made website run by volunteers. The founders believe that every anime, manga and Otaku fan deserves to meet a soulmate with similar interests.
One can register on the site free of cost.
The site is simple and a cursory search reveals it needs a little bit of work to reach professional levels. The app will definitely appeal to the young looking for fellow anime followers.
2. Match Anime Dating App
Match is not a specialized anime dating app but it offers the most sophisticated search tools for you to find someone with matching interests. Just type your preferred interests in the search option and it will throw you hundreds of options.
It has a vast database with 35 million users in 25 countries. 32 per cent of Match members are millennials, 39 per cent are Gen Xers, and 27 per cent are Boomers, according to Mashable.
It has a very exhaustive questionnaire for profiling. There is a 24-hour waiting period for authentication and verification before you are approved.
Their basic membership is free but if you are serious about finding a match with similar interests and values then you need to shell out serious money. The membership varies from $27 per month to a yearly membership of $19.99 per month.
It is perfect for people who do not want to waste time swiping through tons of profiles that are no way near what you are looking for. Their search algorithms help you to filter a near-perfect match.
3. eHarmony Anime Dating App
eHarmony is not a specialist anime dating app but has a large user base. It claims to have more than 20 million users and has a wide-ranging algorithm that enables one to find a suitable match. eHarmony is geared towards building a long-lasting relationship and has a high success rate—more than 600,000 people seem to have found their happily-ever-after here.
The large user base will certainly allow you to filter out a large number of people who have a love for animation comics, gaming and such. Unlike Match.com, many features on the site come free. Its basic membership is free, a three-month membership comes at $58, and one month for $27.
As it aims to find you your life partner, it has quite a long questionnaire for new users, and quick questions that matched people can use to get to know one another.
4. SoulGeek Anime Dating App
It advertises as the cyber home for geek dating. Animation, sci-fi, anime and fantasy lovers can create a profile and scan members by zip code, state or country. The website also sends a weekly email updating you on new members that match your criteria. They have categories like Gameplay, Not so geeky, and Sorta geeky. There is a section where you can upload and share your favorite videos and music, and hopefully find someone who shares your interest.
The site needs a little more work to improve its algorithms.
5. Coffee meets Bagel Anime Dating App
It is a popular app that allows you a more curated match with no swiping. It is popular with single ladies. People engage with the app daily more compared to other dating sites like Match, Zoosk and eHarmony. Its focus on in-depth profiling allows women to first approve of matches where their profile shows up. This kind of filtering eliminates creepy and unsolicited messages. These matches are called Bagels. CMB wants you to “spend your time on quality matches instead of swiping endlessly, and you’re only talking to people who you know also clicked on you.”
The website sends 21 matches to men and five to women. The algorithm curates matches from your network of friends and family ( on Facebook)based on interests, ethnicity, age, height and religion.
It has a basic free membership and the other options range from $35 to $15 for monthly and yearly memberships.
6. Maiotaku Anime Dating App
It is a dating site for geeks and anime lovers. It is one of the oldest anime dating sites and was started in 2009. You can build a profile listing your best anime and manga conventions and cosplays. Rate the shows you like.
Once you register, you are matched with otaku ( which means geek or obsessive about something) fans in your area. It is an inclusive fun site with forums where you can share interests and experiences.
You can connect with like-minded people and post on their pages or message directly.
They have a complete database of all manga, anime conventions and comic cons. Users are matched up based on distance, ages, and tastes in anime. The site is updated every 24 hours so any new additions show up on your profile.
It allows you to find fellow-anime lovers, fix a date, make friends and go to conventions together, if so inclined
The best thing about it is that it is free.
7. Otaku Singles Anime Dating App
Like other manga and anime based sites, this app connects you to potential friends and dates with similar interests. They boast of top-notch security as the site uses SSL encryption technology to keep hackers and spammers away. The basic membership is free, if you opt for the premier paid membership then there are added features.
Otaku Singles is part of the Online Connections dating network, which means your profile will show up on related anime dating sites or general sites at no additional charge.
8. Kwink Anime Dating App
It positions itself in the crowded dating market as somewhere you can be yourself. “The dating site for the rest of us” is how it describes itself. The app has many communities catering to different interests where you can look for a match. The anime community is its most popular, according to the website.
Kwink is quick and fast and free.
Along with the above-mentioned ones, there are many anime dating apps and general sites that allow you to find fellow geeks and manga and anime fans. As with other dating apps, you need to act safe and be cautious about whom you are connecting with. Try to meet in a public place, inform someone else of your whereabouts, arrange for your own transport and do not share too much of your personal information.