In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.Here is America's ranking of 11 popular dating apps, as measured by Applause: Hinge's innovation was that it only matched you with your extended social network — friends of friends.Would you believe University of Chicago singles are the most chatty? Anne Kennedy, a 21-year-old senior at De Paul, agreed with the findings that students at her university are less assertive and less chatty daters. They're all true, according to a user analysis by dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, which also looked at Loyola and the University of Illinois at Chicago.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.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 while that doesn’t mean it’s an easy task, it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it may seem.
"One of the snarky sayings about UChicago is 'UChicago, where the squirrels are cuter than the girls and more aggressive than the guys.' Isn't that awful?
So being assertive isn't the stereotype, and I don't know if, in my experience, I've seen that either.""While at UIC, I did not find many men attractive or assertive when it applied to dating," says UIC graduate student Faith Ostrowski, who said she had to ask her boyfriend out first.
App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.
To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.
The University of Chicago took top spots in three categories: most chatty, with users sending nearly 20 more messages on average than those at Northwestern and UIC; most assertive, with users making the first move 14.3 times, on average, compared with Northwestern's 12.7 times and UIC's 9.5 times; and just edging out Northwestern by 2 percent in the matchmakers category."We wanted to highlight "most assertive" and "most chatty" particularly because there is a sentiment among millennials that it's just "not cool" to make the first move (especially among women) or that it's OK to ghost (end conversation or interaction without reason) on your matches." Kang says.