John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.But regardless, there were stark differences between popular apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid, Bumble, and Hinge.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.Download Coffee Meets Bagel (i OS, Android) Ok Cupid uses a comprehensive profile and a series of questions to determine what "percentage" you'll match with someone.But on its app, the interface functions much like Tinder, letting you swipe yes/no to people around you.
Download Grindr (i OS, Android) Zoosk recently had to lay off a third of its staff after being crushed in the market by apps like Tinder.
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.
But its innovation is that women have to be the ones to message first.
This is meant to prevent them from being bombarded with gross messages from guys.