Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.
But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.
But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.
Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).