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.

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.

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.

It quickly became a smash hit, and recently sold a majority stake to a Chinese gaming company.

Download Grindr (i OS, Android) Zoosk recently had to lay off a third of its staff after being crushed in the market by apps like Tinder.

New updates have rolled out features like the "Super Like" and have put things like your job and education on the front of your profile.

Download Tinder (i OS, Android) Bumble works like Tinder, you swipe yes/no on a series of matches.

She assumed she was making the right choice, but within the first day, she regretted her decision.

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But regardless, there were stark differences between popular apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid, Bumble, and Hinge.