Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, however, it can be hard to sift through all the options and decide which is the best site.
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.
Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.
Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.
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.
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.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. The amount of users should not bother you as all you are trying is to find one mate.Currently, POF is the fourth most visited dating site in the world. The one thing that puts Ok Cupid on the list of best free dating sites is the compatibility feature.OKCupid is one of the most popular dating sites and is free to sign up initially.