Truly dating websites
But regardless, there were stark differences between popular apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid, Bumble, and Hinge.
We have previously reviewed the major dating apps from both a woman's and man's perspective, but we were surprised which apps did the best in an analysis of user reviews.
After monitoring three fake profiles for 24 hours, collecting match data and using the features of every website and app, our reviewers decided Ok Cupid is the best overall service.
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.