Reviews about online dating
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 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.We also went on a few dates to see if the services could pair us up with compatible people.So, check out the blurbs below for micro-reviews of each online dating site, or click through for full, in-depth reviews that chronicle our dating exploits.It's more explicitly focused on just hooking up than most dating apps, though it has the option to "get date" or "get down." Download Down (i OS, Android) Tinder was the app that set off the dating app craze.Its iconic interface lets you swipe yes/no on a series of potential dates.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.
This is meant to prevent them from being bombarded with gross messages from guys.
After all, no other day reminds people of the loneliness that comes with not being matched up with another.
But even if you're currently not paired up with a special someone, there's no need to wallow!
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.It quickly became a smash hit, and recently sold a majority stake to a Chinese gaming company.