Safe dating apps

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.

She stumbled upon "free spirited" stranger, Debbie.

After a short online conversation, the pair organised to meet for the first time and went out for dinner together that evening.

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.

Whether they follow them or not is up to them." The app allows any one above the age of 16 to find a potential friend in the same location by searching for personality characteristics.

Cookson said she built the search engine to focus on character, not appearance or sex, to steer clear of the online dating agenda.

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.App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.The app requires compulsory Facebook, email and phone number verification, it also recently installed a feature which alerts users if their potential date is already in a relationship.This new addition led to 500 of the app's male users immediately shutting down their accounts... Zoosk In my mind, Zoosk was never a real thing, I remember joining Facebook ten years ago and seeing notifications on people's pages that they had flirted with someone on Zoosk - I thought it was a Facebook add-on, like Farm Ville, or that crap Viking game.