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Tantan Review September 2020

Are you looking for a serious relationship or just want to have fun with new people? Tantan is a Chinese social dating app that makes it easier for single people to find a date who is close to where they live. It is a dating app that works using your mobile phone's GPS location so it can give you the most accurate results. This app originated in mainland China and has since been used by millions of singles worldwide. Tantan incorporates the popular liking through swiping function and a lot of other features such as quizzes, games, and video sharing. It is like having different dating apps' features compacted into a single app.

New members at Tantan in September 2020 in comparison

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Member activity at Tantan in September 2020 in comparison

This is how active Tantan members are compared to others

Sign-up Process

Tantan Sign up
  • Registration takes only a few seconds and a few taps.
  • You can register using Facebook or your mobile phone number.
  • You can upload up to 6 photos during registration.
  • If you register using your phone number, you have to enter the verification code.
  • You will immediately get match suggestions after registration.

If you want to create an account with Tantan, you can either use your Facebook account or your mobile number. Using your Facebook account is faster because the app will take information such as your birthday and location from there. If you use your mobile phone number, you have to enter a verification code sent by the app. You are required to input your birthday to make sure that you are of the right age and to know what your zodiac sign is.

Profile Information

Tantan Female Member
  • You can see all pictures of other members without a paid membership.
  • There are a few fake profiles.
  • You can always report fake profiles using the app.
  • Tantan requires an active Facebook account or a mobile phone number to verify the identity of a person.
  • The app can place a profile under a pending status if the user is proven to be guilty of rules violation.

Most profiles do not have enough information on them because it can practically be skipped. You will most likely get to know your matches by browsing the Moments tab where they post updates such as photos, or by playing the quiz game that is available in the chat tab.

Contacting Members

Tantan Chat
  • All search filters are available for free.
  • You can only interact with people once you became a match.
  • You can play getting-to-know-you quizzes with your matches.
  • You can record a video and send it using the chat function.
  • There is an option to record a voice message and send it to your match.

You will never run out of communication options in Tantan. Sending multimedia such as videos, photos, and audio messages are possible. You can also share your exact location if you want to meet up. For those who want to spice up their interactions, they can play the quizzes inside the app that help the users get to know their matches better. The quizzes vary from basic to intimate. However, both parties have to agree to take the quiz before it can start.

Design and Functionality

Tantan Feature
  • The design is clear and appropriate.
  • The functionality is easy to understand.
  • You can do a lot of things using this app.
  • The design is friendly to the younger generation.
  • Its functions are mostly interactive and available for free.

The app design fits the needs of its target group which are single individuals who are 18-years-old and above. Although the app's design is simple, it has a lot of functions which are interactive because it mostly involves you and your match. Most functionality is also available for free which is a huge plus.


Tantan App
  • The app is free to download.
  • The app can be downloaded in Apple Store and Google Play.
  • Tantan is an app and currently has no website platform. Its functionalities are specifically designed to be used in a mobile app.
  • Its functionalities are specifically designed to be used in a mobile app.
  • You can take snapshots using the app.

The app has a lot of functionalities. It comes in a form of a hybrid social media app and dating site. All the functionalities of popular social media apps are fusioned with the dating app functionalities in Tantan. Most users are more active in the Moments tab where they can capture and upload snapshots of their daily lives through the app itself.


"Tantan proved to be an active social media dating app that gives results instantly. My first few hours with Tantan has already given me multiple matches who are also very active in chat. It is easy to differentiate a fake account versus genuine ones just by looking at the profile information. Because of this, it was easier to choose who to chat with among the many matches that I got. I like how you can play games with other people using the app. It adds up to the already fun experience of knowing other people. Aside from the games, I get to receive videos and photos from the more flirty matches that I have. Everything that you need on a dating app is available in Tantan. With how fast things are going, I believe I can find a relationship here in no time."

- Bret, 29

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Costs and Prices

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
VIP Membership
1 Month13.00 HKD / Month13.00 HKD
3 Months11.00 HKD / Month33.00 HKD
Tantan Membership
Free Services
  • Liking other people's profiles
  • Sending messages to matches
  • Playing in-app games
  • Creating a profile
  • Searching through filters
  • Browsing the "Moments" tab
  • Editing your profile
  • 120 "swipes" every 24 hours
Fee based Services
  • Getting unlimited "swipes"
  • Get an exclusive badge
  • Highlight your username in other members' search results
  • Change the "location" filter
  • Get unlimited "Rewinds"
  • Get 5 Super Likes per day
  • See how many times you passed by another member
Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • Via Mobile Phone


Tantan gives a twist to the traditional swiping dating app by adding a lot of other functionalities which you can use for free. It is all about connecting people in the shortest time possible. The moment you create an account with Tantan, you will immediately see other singles liking and browsing your profile. It has also incorporated the functionalities of a social media app, which makes gives it more of a community feel. You will feel safe while using this dating app. However, this app lacks the sensuality that you will usually see on other popular dating apps. They might have the more intimate level of getting-to-know-you quiz game, but aside from that one, Tantan will just feel like any other regular social media site. If you are looking for the spicier side of dating, you can check out our Dating Sites category for more options. 

Tantan FAQ


How to like people?

If you like what you see, swipe right. They won't know you liked them unless they like you back.

Will people know if I unlike them?

Tantan is completely anonymous and rejection-free.

What is a "Match"?

If the person you liked, likes you back, then you will become a Match. You can now start chatting and use other features inside the app for Matches.

How many photos can I add?

You can add up to a total of 6 photos. You can also upload updates on your "Moments" tab.

Who can like and comment on my "Moments" update?

Only your matches can see what you post on your Moments tab.

How do I get more swipes?

The swipes will renew every 24 hours so make sure that you check the profiles carefully before making a decision.


Who will appear in my searches?

The app will suggest people nearby. You can adjust this distance in your search settings.

Is it okay if I put more information?

Completed profiles will generate more attention, but make sure that you only share what you are comfortable with sharing.

What does it mean if my account is "under review"?

This means that you won't see any new profiles until your account has been validated by Tantan.

Can I hide my profile from people I know?

You can hide from people you know by blocking your contacts on the Settings.

Can I only sign up using my phone number?

If you have an active and logged in Facebook account, you can use that too to register to Tantan.


Who can join Tantan?

Anyone except minors under the age of 18 can join dating app Tantan.

What do I get with VIP membership?

With VIP membership, you will get unlimited likes, swipes, and go back to previous profiles you have unliked.

Can I unmatch with someone?

You can block a person if you don't want to see updates about him or her vice versa.

Can I delete my account?

You can delete your account by going to Settings and scrolling at the bottom part. Tap on "Delete my Account."

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