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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.
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.
In my new role as Time Out’s Head of Dating, I’ll be writing a regular blog each Wednesday – statistically, the best day of the week for a date – about the ins and outs of looking for lurve.
And what better subject to start with than Time Out’s own global dating survey?