The 5 Best Dating Sites in Sweden (What I Learned)

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A Couple in Sweden

Here is the quick list of my top five dating sites and apps in Sweden. I’ll go into more detail in my reviews below.

  1. Motesplatsen
  2. Match
  3. Badoo
  4. HappyPancake
  5. Tinder

Sweden, like FinlandDenmark, and Norway has a dating market dominated by a handful of websites and apps that have a lot of members.

The best online dating sites and apps in Sweden that I will discuss below will put you in a good position to get dates in this fine country. If at all possible, try to stick close to Stockholm, the city that has the highest number of singles compared to any other city in the country.

Swedish women are attractive. If you tend to go for the tall, blond-haired, blue-eyed beauties, Sweden will not disappoint. Rest assured, when you sign up for one of the online dating sites I mention below, you will see what I am talking about.

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Swedish Model – Marie Serneholt (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

1. Motesplatsen

Motesplatsen.se is the best dating site in Sweden. This site is ideal for those above 30 years old. One of the things I like about Motesplatsen.se are the regular events thrown for the community, which include wine tastings and singles cruises.

If I had the resources to sign up for only one dating site in Sweden, this would be it. The only thing I’d recommend you do is to make sure you speak Swedish or know how to use Google Translate. The site is in Swedish, so you might have a bit of trouble navigating around if you don’t have some way to understand the site.

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Motesplatsen

As I mention in my online dating e-book, just like the real world, there will be women or men who you will not click with or who don’t respond to your messages (or just disappear). There will be women or men who might only be interested in helping you to part with your money. That is life.

Just keep sending out messages and reach out until you find the person you are looking for and get success. As is typical with online dating, expect a response rate of around 1-10% depending on how good your profile is. (response rate = people who will respond back to you to whom you sent an introduction message).

2. Match

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Match.com Sweden

Se.Match.com is the second best dating site in Sweden. Se.Match.com is the Swedish version of the popular site in the United States, Match.com.

Rest assured, the Match.com brand is one of the most powerful in the business, and this Swedish version knocks the ball out of the park.

If you want my full write-up on Match.com, check out my Denmark dating page

3. Badoo

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Badoo

Badoo is a site/app that has been around for a while. I know couples who met on Badoo. Let’s take a closer look at it now.

Sign up Process

You can sign up through your Facebook account, or you can use just your email or phone number – I chose to use my phone number because I have enough websites spamming my inbox. You’re then prompted to say what you’re looking for – you can select “to date,” “just to chat,” “something serious,” or “let’s see what happens.”

How to Locate Potential Matches

After clarifying your intentions, you’re shown a potential match right away. It’s super simple to alter your filters – just select the filters symbol in the top right corner of the app, and you can choose whether to see men, women or both, your preferred age range (the range can be as small as four years), and maximum distance from you.

Badoo also provides the option of more advanced filters, making it so that you can narrow down your potential matches on aspects such as body type and drinking habits. But to use these filters, you’ll have to answer those questions on your own profile.

How to Communicate with Other Members

Something great about Badoo is that you can see a list of everyone who has already “liked” you, without paying! With other apps, such as Tinder for example, you have to be pay for their most expensive tier (Tinder Gold) to access this feature.

Unique Site Features

In addition to the features mentioned above, Badoo has some additional unique perks. Something that I liked was the option to search potential matches by “Interests” – just go to your filters section and scroll down past basics like age and distance. Some popular searches include comedies and listening to music. You can select any of these, making it amazingly easy to find some likeminded people to you!

Badoo also has an option to verify yourself, making sure you are indeed the same person that you present in your photos. You just have to take a quick picture of yourself through the app. Don’t worry, the picture isn’t used for your profile.

You can see that others have been “verified” as well, and they even let you “request a selfie” from someone before you respond to their message. I tried this, and luckily it doesn’t send the person an automated message, and instead just sends a simple selfie request to the person’s profile. So if you want to be extra sure that you’re steering clear of any catfishes, this is the app for you!

What is Included in Each Membership Level

Free features (in addition to those I’ve mentioned so far) include:

  • Access to your favorites folder: Find out who added you as a favorite
  • Invisible mode: View profiles without anyone knowing
  • Ability to change your vote: Accidentally swiped no on someone cute? Don’t miss out on a potential match, and quickly undo a “no” vote (this is a feature that costs money on many other dating platforms)!

You also have the option to buy credits to get “extra shows” – meaning that your profile will get featured more frequently in the apps for two hours, increasing your odds of a great match.

4. HappyPancake

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HappyPancake

Sign up Process

HappyPancake is a dating site primarily servicing Sweden, but also available in Finland, Norway, and the Netherlands. HappyPancake was born out of the need for a free dating site. It is known for more casual situations than long-lasting relationships. HappyPancake has won multiple awards and has over 800,000 members.

How to Locate Potential Matches

There are multiple areas of HappyPancake where you can locate potential matches. In the area “My Page,” you can see who has visited your profile. There is also a quick matching section.

Quick Matching shows you 40 different members at a time. These members all match the criteria you have said you are looking for in your settings. Here you can look at their photos and profile, and decide if you want to speak with them.

HappyPancake also has a feature in which you can search for your “ideal profile,” which you can outline in your settings. To properly fill out your ideal profile, you will need to include what you are looking for in regards to gender, place of residence, age, appearance, various bits of personal information, their work, education, and interests.

How to Communicate with Other Members

In order to communicate with other members, you will need to first browse through the quick matching section. Here you can look at more of their photos, read the information that this person has outlined in their bio, and also see if they have recently viewed your profile. If you decide you want to communicate with them, simply send a message, add them as a favorite or send them a “flirt”.

Unique Site Features

HappyPancake does not have many unique app features. The ability to send a “flirt” is essentially the same as sending a “like”.

One nice feature is it is simple and easy to sign up without needing anything but an email address. This also runs the risk of fake profiles, so it is important to stay vigilant. Although there is the “ideal match” feature, it is only based on a few questions individually answered and therefore may not be truly accurate.

Essentially, HappyPancake is a basic site that has a large number of users in Scandinavian areas to find possible partners.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

HappyPancake is completely powered by ads, which means it is totally free! If you are in one of the service areas, then feel free to try to site and see if it works for you.

5. Tinder

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Tinder

Tinder is viewed as a laid-back dating app, though a lot of users said they found relationships there that went for more than a month. You can swipe through, pair, and contact men or women at no cost.

Most folks on Tinder are looking to “hook up” with someone – and if that is what someone is seeking, they are going to be outspoken about that.

Sign up Process

You register through Facebook. Then Tinder grabs your name and age, photos, and where you are based. In another spot, you can put down your gender and where you work and went to school. Facebook also tells Tinder who your friends are so it can recommend folks who are in social settings who are alike but not yet crossed your path.

How to Locate Potential Matches

You don’t seek out people on Tinder with whom you may want to socialize. Tinder suggests various potential patches for you and you swipe right to accept them.

Two matching alternatives are out there: Top Picks and Discovery. These alternatives use a method that Tinder put together that takes into account many determinants to figure out what matches to offer you.

How to Communicate with Other Members

You seek out users with whom you are already matched in the messages portion.

Unique App Features

Tinder will use the information on your user description to make recommendations for connections. You can express that you want to talk with someone by Liking or Super Liking a user description.
Tinder requires a higher cost of members depending on their age.

Tinder Passport allows users to peruse user descriptions in other places in advance of arriving.
Tinder Online will allow members to use the program from any web viewing software, on any instrument, at any location on the globe.

What is Included in Each Membership Level

For free, you can:

  • Display as many as six photos
  • Compose a brief account of your life
  • Link your Instagram and Spotify accounts
  • “Like” as many as 100-character descriptions every 12 hours
  • Submit, view, and respond to communication from your counterpart
  • Use one “SuperLike” daily
  • Look at one Tinder Pick daily 

With Tinder Plus, you can get:

  • Alter your place of living
  • Nullify a previous swipe
  • Get a Tinder Boost monthly at no charge
  • Enjoy your user description through Tinder Boost for a half-hour
  • The alternative of being viewed exclusively by folks you’ve chosen you are interested in
  • 5 more Super Likes daily 

With Tinder Gold, you can get:

  • A useful perspective of each of the folks who have previously expressed interest in you
  • The competence to automatically connect with each person in the part where folks say they may want to get to know you better
  • 4 to 10 Tinder Top Picks each day

Further Reading

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About Addison Sears-Collins

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