What’s Free: 100% free via The App Store and Google Play as well as Facebook and Google The largest dating site and app in the industry, is a fantastic choice for single black men and women because of its sheer size (over 30 million active users! Not only that, but it doesn’t cost a single penny to do things like download the i OS or Android app, fill out your profile, search singles, save your favorite members, and send flirty virtual Winks.

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It is definitely for a crowd that is more serious about finding a lasting partner.

Download Match (i OS, Android) Down is an app that just, basically, shows you who wants to "get down" with you.

Thanks to its integration with social media sites like Facebook and Google , Zoosk makes it easy for black singles to sign up and browse the profiles of over 38 million members from around the world.

Another bragging point about Zoosk is that its 100% free, even to send and receive messages.

Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).

That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.

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.

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

This is meant to prevent them from being bombarded with gross messages from guys.

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.