In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.
Here is America's ranking of 11 popular dating apps, as measured by Applause: Hinge's innovation was that it only matched you with your extended social network — friends of friends.
But with so many options out there, how do you choose the right site to find the long (or short)-term love you’re in search of? My Single Friend Dating profile: A gaggle of genuinely nice-sounding people mostly looking for ‘banter’ as well as The One. It’s not the biggest site out there, but there have been dozens of MSF weddings already…
Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).
That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.
But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.