Best local dating

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.

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.

Download Bumble (i OS, Android) Coffee Meets Bagel shows you only a few matches per day, and aims at a more measured experience.

No frenetic swiping or "game" features, just a few quality matches per day.

This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.

The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.

New updates have rolled out features like the "Super Like" and have put things like your job and education on the front of your profile.

Download Tinder (i OS, Android) Bumble works like Tinder, you swipe yes/no on a series of matches.

It has features like photo verification, which lets you confirm that your photos are actually you.

Download Zoosk (i OS, Android) Match was one of the original online matchmaking services, and bills itself as having made the most dates, relationships, and marriages.

It's more explicitly focused on just hooking up than most dating apps, though it has the option to "get date" or "get down." Download Down (i OS, Android) Tinder was the app that set off the dating app craze.

Its iconic interface lets you swipe yes/no on a series of potential dates.

In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.

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