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US adults who had used a dating app tripled. But that doesn’t mean all dating apps are created equal. 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations. To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store. That’s a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use. In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well. Hinge’s innovation was that it only matched you with your extended social network — friends of friends.
Grindr’s mission was to help gay guys meet up, quickly, wherever they were. It has features like photo verification, which lets you confirm that your photos are actually you. Match was one of the original online matchmaking services, and bills itself as having made the most dates, relationships, and marriages. It is definitely for a crowd that is more serious about finding a lasting partner.
Lulu isn’t a traditional dating app, but rather, a girls-only app that lets women rate men anonymously. Down is an app that just, basically, shows you who wants to “get down” with you. It’s more explicitly focused on just hooking up than most dating apps, though it has the option to “get date” or “get down. Tinder was the app that set off the dating app craze. But its innovation is that women have to be the ones to message first. This is meant to prevent them from being bombarded with gross messages from guys.
Coffee Meets Bagel shows you only a few matches per day, and aims at a more measured experience. No frenetic swiping or “game” features, just a few quality matches per day. Happn is the hopeless romantic among dating apps, though the concept can sound a little creepy at first. When you open it on your phone, you’re greeted by a collection of other users with whom you’ve physically crossed paths with throughout your day. Here are the full results of Applause’s analysis. Additional reporting by Steven Tweedie and Maya Kosoff.
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