SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.
It has features like photo verification, which lets you confirm that your photos are actually you.
Download Zoosk (i OS, Android) Match was one of the original online matchmaking services, and bills itself as having made the most dates, relationships, and marriages.
More than half, or 53 percent, of single people have created a dating profile, according to Match's recent Singles in America study, which polled over 5,000 single men and women in December.
Today, 40 percent of singles have dated someone they met online, while only 25 percent met a first date through a friend.
It is definitely for a crowd that is more serious about finding a lasting partner.
Download Match (i OS, Android) Down is an app that just, basically, shows you who wants to "get down" with you.
Overall, respondents preferred free sites like Ok Cupid, Tinder and Grindr over paid sites like Match and e Harmony, in part because of the value.
The now infamous infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, which was one of the most expensive, was also the lowest-scoring online dating service, with a score of 37.
It's more explicitly focused on just hooking up than most dating apps, though it has the option to "get date" or "get down." Download Down (i OS, Android) Tinder was the app that set off the dating app craze.
Its iconic interface lets you swipe yes/no on a series of potential dates.
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.