The Most Popular Dating Apps Unveiled

Remember when your parents told you that popularity isn’t everything? Well, that’s true, mostly. But in some cases, popularity may signal that something’s working well. For example, popular dating apps are popular for good reasons, usually.

To determine which dating apps are going to be the most popular into 2023, we rely on stats and analytics as our guide.

This chart shows the most popular dating apps in the US.

If you’re into online dating apps, you’re probably not super surprised by that list. But amongst the herd, some dating apps, like eHarmony, pull away as an even more popular option.

According to marriage therapist Omar Ruiz, eHarmony is great for serious daters who want to connect with others who are similarly interested in a long-term relationship. The app requires you to fill out an extensive profile and answer various questions to get matches with greater compatibility; hence, you’ll get to know people better. You’ll meet more serious romance seekers. You’ll likely experience a safer dating app environment.

OkCupid appeals to a diverse demographic for people looking for romantic connections and everything between friendships, flings, and alternative relationships. The site offers additional gender and sexuality options for users as well as non-monogamy options making it easier to find people who are looking for the same thing. OkCupid is widely known for its keyword search options, long-form profiles, and interactive personality tests to find compatible matches.

It’s a popular dating site if you want to get away from simple swiping and meet others with a high match percentage and common interests. OkCupid is doing a great job of being inclusive for everyone, Schneider says. The disadvantage, however, is that some basic functions are blocked behind a paywall.. Find your match today with eHarmony.

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eHarmony is our go-to choice for serious daters because of its long length, robust profiles that allow greater compatibility between games. It was also approved by experts by marriage therapist Omar Ruiz, LMFT. Bumble is basically Tinder for women. Bumble requires women to message first, and if the man doesn’t message back within 24 hours, he loses the potential match.

Because that’s the only thing my love life has really missed. The timer is designed to encourage contact and some people really appreciate this feature. But if you’re someone who hesitates, Bumble might not be for you. Also because women have to message first, Bumble tends to weed out the slightly more insecure men.

But the rate of overly confident men tends to be higher than other apps. Bumble also has a BFF feature, but that’s really not the focus of a dating app gallery, so I’ll save it for another time. Whether you’re looking for a hookup or an LTR (long-term relationship), Tinder has it all for you. It’s basically the first stop for those entering the dating world.

If you want to play the odds in online dating, you’ll probably have to swipe where everyone is swiping. Changes over the last year have made Badoo a bit more like Tinder, focusing more on swiping and eliminating the ability to message a user without first agreeing with them. It’s a crazy huge and popular app, with tons of legit profiles. You can still send a message, it won’t appear in the recipient’s inbox unless you match. Because who doesn’t love sending a thoughtful message to someone who might never see it?

Happn matches you with people who are physically nearby. It’s a cool concept and is helpful for people who want to get to know someone in a more organic way. That means I’ve never met a single person who actually uses the app. That being said, the app is huge and apparently people meet on there quite a lot. Maybe Happn is actually where it’s “happening”.

OurTime is the largest dating app for 50+ year olds. All in all this is a dating app geared towards seniors that is best suited for serious users, people who are actively looking for a serious relationship. There are massive amounts of active mature profiles on OurTime and is highly recommended for 50+ community.

Although other apps filter based on religious preferences, you’ll need to wade through lots of conversations to understand what role religion plays in your life. If you fall in love with someone at your local bookstore but don’t know how to make the first move, this is the app for you. While you can meet people for casual dates on any of these apps, Tinder tops this category.

That exciting feeling of finding love can lead to crushing disappointment all too quickly when you discover that the dating site (and your budding love) isn’t, in fact, legitimate. If you need help, Match has dating experts to build confidence and equip you with all the tools you need for your next date. Otherwise, we hope you take our suggestions, and find your special someone.

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