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RANKED: America's most popular dating apps from best to worst
When it comes to the apps on our phones, we tend to become loyal to a select few. Find some wifi. Download a bunch of these. And track down the love of your life. Happn matches appear in your timeline as you pass them in real life—link up the minute you match or later. The one drawback of the location focus is that after a bad date, you risk an awkward run in at the gym. You can also use it to make friendship connections, which allow either sex to initiate. Coffee Meets Bagel is, in a way, more traditional. For now, it only services Toronto in Canada, but plans to roll out in Vancouver this fall.
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. App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations. To qualify, an app had to have more than 2, reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store. Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points out of That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.