Others, like Bumble, which launched late 2014, are newcomers on the market.
And as for whether they’re better routes for finding love and companionship, that is an open question.
Given Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’ve identified 6 dating apps created by women, some of which already have attracted criticism.
Need a date to show your parents you’re not going to be alone on Valentine’s Day? Plenty of people have found what they’ve been looking for by using a host of different dating apps, whether it’s a casual hook-up or the wedding bells they want.
Tinder (i OS, Android) There's a reason Tinder became extremely popular over the last year.
One in ten American adults has dabbled in online dating, according to Pew Research Center, and it’s poised to become a $2 billion industry.
Yet women have not been as quick to embrace the dating apps; men are twice as active as women when it comes to online dating, according to 2013 research.