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.
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.
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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.