SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.

It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.

But its innovation is that women have to be the ones to message first.

(A score of 100 indicates respondents were completely satisfied; 80 was very satisfied and 60 was fairly well-satisfied.) Still, many users found the sites frustrating.

In fact, when compared to other consumer products, like cars, computers and credit cards, online dating services received the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports had ever seen, Gilman said.

The app presents you with around a dozen matches a day for you to swipe yes/no on.

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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.

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.

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.

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.