This Is the Worst Dating App You Could Possibly Use

App users across the board say this dating service is not worth a download.

About 30 percent of adults in the United States have, at one point or another, turned to a dating site or app on their quest for love, according to the Pew Research Center. Most of those love-seekers say using a dating app has generally been a positive experience, and 12 percent even end up in long-term relationships with someone they met online. But others' experiences have only led to feelings of frustration, pessimism, and insecurity. To help you avoid becoming one of the latter, Best Life set out to uncover the worst dating app out there that you need to avoid.

To figure out which dating apps should be best avoided, we first compared four best-of lists. We used CNET's list of "Best Dating Sites for 2021," PC Mag's "The Best Dating Apps for 2021," Mashable's guide to dating apps, and "The Best Dating Apps for 2021" by Digital Trends. These lists featured two apps, which we excluded: Facebook Dating because the social media platform doesn't actually have a separate dating app, and Tastebuds, which is only available on iOS.

Once we established our list of 20 dating apps, we pulled together each one's overall customer rating on both the Apple App store and Google Play store. We also factored in the app's rating from review site Trustpilot, though a few apps had yet to be rated on the site.

We then gave each of these metrics a weighted value and plugged them into our exclusive algorithm to see how each app scored on our Dating App Disaster Index, a 100-point scale where 100 signifies the worst dating app and 0, the best. Read on to discover which ones to give a try and the ones you'll want to avoid at all costs. And for other businesses people don't like, This Is the Most Hated Restaurant Chain in America.

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Plenty of Fish

Plenty of Fish dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.2 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.7 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 4 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 0.00

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Her

Her dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.4 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.8 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 3 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 14.58

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Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel
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Apple App store rating: 4.5 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.9 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 2 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 27.08

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Zoosk

Zoosk dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.3 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.6 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 2 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 39.58

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Happn

Happn dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.3 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 4.0 out of 5

TrustPilot stars: 2 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 43.75

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The League

The League Dating App
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Apple App store rating: 4.2 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 2.8 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 3 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 43.75

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Hinge

Hinge dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.5 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.5 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 2 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 54.17

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OkCupid

OkCupid
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Apple App store rating: 4.3 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.8 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 1 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 54.17

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Bumble

Bumble
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Apple App store rating: 4.2 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.4 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 2 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 58.33

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PURE Hookup

Pure dating appp
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Apple App store rating: 4.5 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 4.5 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: N/A

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 64.58

10
Tinder

tinder app on a phone screen, original brand names
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Apple App store rating: 3.9 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.4 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 1 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 70.83

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Clover

Clover dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.7 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.9 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: N/A

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 72.92

8
Grindr

Grindr dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.2 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.2 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 1 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 75.00

7
Match

Match dating app
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Apple App store rating: 3.8 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.5 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 1 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 75.00

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Kippo

Kippo dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.3 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 4.1 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: N/A

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 77.08

5
eHarmony

eHarmony dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.0 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.0 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 1 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 83.33

4
Ship

Ship dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.2 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.6 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: N/A

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 89.58

3
XO

Person using dating app
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Apple App store rating: 4.1 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.6 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: N/A

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 91.67

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NUiT

NUit Primary logo
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Apple App store rating: 3.6 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 3.8 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: N/A

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 97.92

1
EliteSingles

EliteSingles dating app
Alamy

Apple App store rating: 3.0 out of 5

Google Play store rating: 2.3 out of 5

Trustpilot stars: 2 out of 5

Dating App Disaster Index Score: 100.00

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