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. While popular choices are a safe bet for their huge user base, smaller sites offer starting off with more common ground.Overall, consider each option with an open-mind because even if some of these dating sites have only 200,000 users, you’re only trying to find one.
To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.
You can join niches like non-smoking, organic, psychic, cigar, coffee, mullets and classical (music). The site is mostly for verified college students and alumni.
If you can fit the bill, however, the site gives you awesome features.
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.