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.
In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.
, meaning more people visit these online dating sites on a monthly basis.
Although this list can change every few months, the biggest of the bunch usually stay the same.
So if you're looking for an online dating site that offers the most active members, in all parts of the world with biggest features and most active forums, these are your best places to start.
With an (estimated) 35 million unique monthly users, has the largest active membership of all the dating sites out there - and for good reason, however with some caveats: it's geared more towards folks looking for long term relationships, you'll want to carefully craft your profile to focus on such, and make sure you carefully review all emails for potential romance scams, as Match seems to attract more than their fair share of mysterious strangers trapped in Nigeria.
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.
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.
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.