The 2016 Editor's Top Pick - Dating App Award goes to Tinder. 2016 was another big year for Tinder being the most popular dating app on iOS and Android. It's estimated value was pegged at $1.2 billion USD in 2016 and it has now more than 1.5 million paid subscribers (end of Quarter 3 in 2016).
In 2016 Tinder introduced a number of new features for it's members including the paid feature Tinder Boost which allows members to jump to the front of the line and get your profile seen by other members first. Tinder also added dozens of new gender identity options, and Smart Photo which figures out which of your profile photo's people like best. Tinder also partnered with Spotify to allow sharing of your favorite tunes along with a partnership with Giphy which enabled GIF support in all Tinder messages.
Tinder is still the top favorite of the college crowd with 50% of their users falling in this category. In a survey last year, 73% of college students ranked Tinder as their favorite dating app. Tinder members on average spend 35 minutes a day on the app and perform 140 swipes.
Read our review of Tinder for more information about this online dating service or visit Tinder directly.
This Year's Runner Up for this award is: eHarmony