Tinder crushes the dating app scene, but its rivals are winning hearts

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Dating apps Bumble and Hinge attracted more downloads worldwide in 2021 than the previous two years. Meanwhile, Tinder outpaced them both by at least 54 million downloads—albeit 8million fewer downloads than its lead in 2020.

Beyond the chart: Since the onset of the pandemic, dating apps have kept themselves relevant by incorporating video calls and vaccination status disclosures. As of January 2022, the monthly active user base across all three dating apps had grown 17% over the same month in 2019. Hinge posted the fastest growth during this period, at 344%, while Bumble registered a 96% increase. Tinder’s already massive user base, however, stayed roughly the same size.