Dating apps ranked | Annual competition | Best dating apps

We have investigated which dating apps are worth the hype, and offer a definitive favorite for each year from 2009-2020.

So which app will you choose to help you find the one? We’ve gathered and reviewed the best dating apps available for iOS and Android. Here are the annual winners, starting with 2020 and going back to the very first apps released in the late 2000s.

-2020-

4.9
4.9/5

-2019-

Silver Singles

App Store Link Google Play Link
3.2
3.2/5

-Bonus-

3.5
3.5/5

Dating apps, it is a big world!

Whether you’re newly single and ready to try your luck at the dating game…again, or have been dating for a while and feel the need to change it up a bit, dating apps have paved the way for interpersonal connection. It’s a big dating app world out there, with plenty of people and tough decisions to make.

Dating apps can be stressful

While there are loads of different apps available, they each offer unique and exclusive features. Before you start stressing out about drafting a clever bio, or picking out photos that make you look both hot and approachable simultaneously, you have another important choice to make: which dating app to use.

-2017-

4.6
4.6/5

-2016-

3.0
3/5

-2015-

SeekingArangement

Google Play Link
4.0
4/5

Serious or casual

Whether you are looking for something serious or just a casual hookup, it’s easy to open the app store, or ask your friends, to find a wide and constantly growing range of options that can satisfy your different needs. In seconds you can be chatting up a cute stranger from the comfort of your home, getting ready for a hot rendez-vous, or perhaps just finding some light hearted fun swiping through profiles and flirting.

-2014-

4.3
4.3/5

-2013-

3.8
3.8/5

-2012-

3.9
3.9/5

Dating apps can be overwhelming

For better or worse, technology has undoubtedly changed the dating game. For one thing, there are now endless opportunities, however on the other hand it can feel drastically more overwhelming. To try and help we have looked into 100s of dating apps, and assessed them based on innovation, uniqueness, ease of use, affordability, user ratings and reviews.

Helping you navigate

Although our list is not exhaustive, it helps give a clearer picture of what sort of matches you can find on a few of the best platforms, making the clustered map of the dating app world easier to decipher and navigate.

Dating apps ranked by year, relevant criteria

While all the apps which make our list must have a global reach, we have relied on feedback solely from US users as point of reference when considering ‘user ratings and reviews’ as a criteria component to judge our annual competitors. Apps eligible for entry into our annual competition must have been released on the same year of the competition.

-2011-

4.5
4.5/5

-2010-

Plenty of Fish

App Store Link Google Play Link
4.1
4.1/5

-2009-

3.9
3.9/5
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