Twinkle – Great dates nearby

Contains adsIn-app purchases
586 reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

8 THOUSAND MATCHES! We've helped 8 thousand pairs of Twinklers match, chat and meet.

Tired of swiping in dating apps? Twinkle helps you connect with people you're interested in faster, thanks to our powerful search filters. We actually want you to spend less time using the app and get better results. Plus, you'll be able to see who liked you for free. Isn't that only fair?

Here's how it works. Your match queue is filled with users who match your search settings. Use Match Juice to send a Like; or save your Juice for someone else. After you send a Like, your crush will be notified, and can connect with you. Want to encourage your crush to like you? Write a Shout and it will be shown on your profile when your crush sees you.

Here are some more ways Twinkle works better:

Search more, swipe less
We all have our preferences. Give us yours, and we'll only show you people who match pretty well. Choose from 10+ search parameters. Rest assured that everyone in your queue is a two-way match: you also match their prefs! Use your Juice more effectively, and save yourself time.

Scout distant lands with Travel
Use Twinkle Travel to move your search to distant cities worldwide with the most users.

Share your intent
Make it obvious that you're looking for a long-term relationship, nonexclusive dating, or just want to meet people. Plus, filter other people based on their intent.

Stand out, write a shout
See someone you really like? Write them a short message (called a shout) that will appear when they see your photo or profile. Prove that you've read their profile, say why you're a good match, or send your best pickup line.

See who has liked you
We understand that you want to know how many people are waiting for you to decide yes or no. So we not only show you how many you have, we also show who they are. See someone you like in your Admirers list but don't want to wait until they appear in your match queue? Use Instant Match to connect with them right away.

No subscriptions
Use our special Stars to access premium features in Twinkle. We have no recurring monthly charges. Spend as much or as little as you like — starting at under $2 (USD).

Are these profiles even active?
Are you sick of your dating apps not showing you when their users were last on the app? We hear you! Just use Stars to enable Profile Activity, and you'll see, on each profile, the online indicator telling you roughly when they were last on Twinkle.

Add some social proof
Easily add Instagram to your profile. We'll show your latest image posts, and add a link to open your feed in Instagram.

Look beyond photos
We don't emphasize the main photo on profiles. The photos take up less than half of the profile screen. Make better choices by looking beyond pictures. Consider adding interests to your profile, and view the interests of your potential match.

Twinkle. Search the stars, find someone you like.
Updated on
Jul 16, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

565 reviews
Siergiej Schmidt
September 20, 2020
UI is crude, the colours used are just bad, I get the starry sky theme but royal blue and yellow are too overpowering. London with a 5 year gap and 75 km selection had 3 people ? Good thing is they implemented "last logged in at X" which is super useful. And you can see the people who liked you. At least for now the app is genuinely trying to help you find someone.
34 people found this review helpful
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Twinkle Apps (Shimmering Ideas LLC)
September 23, 2020
Always appreciate your thoughts. As for the user selection, yes acquiring a userbase in the Dating category is quite tough. We were promoting the app in UK during Q1 but backed off to wait until our iOS app is live (coming soon!), Many UK users closed their account afterward.
The White Lion
September 23, 2021
Poor experience, First photos kept getting rejected even though they were within guidelines and rules. Wrote to support and although quick to respond they didn't even read my message properly. Then the fact that I keep getting notifications that's there's new people in my area... I go to look and it's still empty and blank. So u installing now. Maybe this is better for other areas but not in the North West UK.
22 people found this review helpful
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Rich P
February 15, 2023
Shallow and predatory. Uncertain whether you want to acknowledge a particular user before moving on to the next? I got two users in, both with one photo and an "I don't know what to put here!" and after having had to dismiss the previously more attractive candidate, I didn't really want to do the same again; went to log out and close my account but there was no option to do so, with the reason given that they "might still be showing the profile to other users for a few days". Yeah but no thanks.
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What's new

We have fixed an issue with taking a photo with the "Use camera" option in the Photo Manager.