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.
Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.
But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.
More » The largest of the free dating sites, POF boasts an (estimated) 23 million unique members using the site every month.
While owner Markus Frind has wiped the site of folks only looking for casual dating or an age-gap relationship, I've found this has only increased the incidence of folks lying about their age or intentions.
Having said that, I've found a larger-than-average number of folks looking only for something casual here (likely due to the lack of time investment needed to join), and I've yet to hear of any successful relationships come out of the site (where readers tell me they've met The One, or something equally special, on the site).
More » I freely admit that I'm biased when it comes to Ok Cupid, as it's taken my top spot on my Best Dating Site list for years now.
However there are also plenty of people using Tinder just for hook-ups.
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.
The two decided to meet "IRL" (in real life) days later. Traditionally known for reviewing products like household cleaners and washers and dryers, Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 10,000 subscribers in the fall of 2016 about online dating and then rated matchmaking sites based on their overall satisfaction.
Months after their first date, the couple discovered they had been classmates in preschool, and one year into their relationship Justin arranged to have the young students from their former school hold up signs that asked, "Will you marry me? How to boost the odds with a better profile: Use recent pictures (taken within the past year) and at least one good close-up headshot.
Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.