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Our Review

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.

New members at Tantan in May 2022 in comparison

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Tantan Member Structure

8,000 from Hong Kong
Members activity
1,500 active weekly
Gender Proportion
33 %
67 %
  • Members are looking for both long-term and short term relationships
  • There are more male than female members
  • High percentage of members are based in China
  • Most users are young adults
  • High member activity

Tantan is a Chinese developed dating app and its headquarters is based in China which can be the reason for having a lot of Chinese-based users. Nonetheless, you can still find a considerably enough number of members from other countries.

The number of male members is almost twice the number of females based on the data available. But since it has a total of more than a million members, finding a woman wouldn't be a big of a problem.

Due to the nature of using gadgets and online access, it is normal to find more members who are middle-aged and are familiar in using online applications and sites.

As for member activity, there will always be someone online anytime of the day. But matches and replies are not guaranteed just like other dating sites.


Tantan Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Tantan

Tantan Signup
  • 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. Nonetheless, you should not worry since it will not post anything on your wall without your permission.

 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.

Overall, the registration process is not that long. It's good that there's a verification process, however, it's still not that strict to protect legitimate members from fake ones.

Making Contact on Tantan

Tantan Chat
  • 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.
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone

You will never run out of communication options in Tantan. Sending multimedia such as videos, photos, and audio messages are possible. If you are still testing the waters, you may send a simple text chat for the meantime.

There is also an option to share your exact location if you want to meet other members in person. 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.

You can adjust the search settings based on your preference anytime.

Tantan Profile Quality

Tantan Female Profile
  • 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.
  • The profiles are not very detailed
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

You'll think that most profiles do not have enough information on them because it can practically be skipped. Since the preview only shows the most basic information, other people typically skips checking the entire profile already when they don't think that it's a match. But there's another way to get to know your matches more 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.

Photos are available for viewing for free and each member can upload their profile pictures even during signing up.

Tantan App

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.
  • You can take snapshots using the app.

Tantan Real Life Review

"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

"Tried this site for fun. Well, it's nice, but there's nothing extra special about it. It's just like any other dating sites and apps that I've used before. I'm not disappointed, I still enjoyed the features and met a few dates when I was still active." -Donna, 29

Design and Usability

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.

It doesn't have a website version which can be an additional feature in the future especially for those who are more into using their computers more than the phones.

Tantan Costs and Prices

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

Is Tantan expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Tantan is low-priced.

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
VIP Membership
1 Month13.00 HKD / Month13.00 HKD
3 Months11.00 HKD / Month33.00 HKD
Tantan Membership
Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • Via Mobile Phone

Upgrading to Tantan VIP will get you an Exclusive Badge. The badge helps your profile to stand out and you will have a highlighted nickname.

Special Features

Our rating

Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 2.5 / 5
App: 3.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editor's Conclusion

DatingsScout.hk Author Chris Pleines
Tantan gives a twist to the traditional swiping dating app by adding other functionalities to use for free. It is all about connecting people in the shortest time possible. It has also incorporated the functionalities of a social media app, which gives it a community feel. Sign up today!

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 to 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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