The love algorithm – a close look at conversion metrics of top dating apps in the US
October 3rd, 2023, Kineree Shah

The love algorithm – a close look at conversion metrics of top dating apps in the US

In the fast-paced world of online dating, platforms vie for the attention and engagement of singletons. Assessing how efficiently a dating app can steer users from awareness to usership can be key to identifying strengths and weaknesses in the market. 

By utilizing data from YouGov BrandIndex, which keeps track of 16 indicators of brand health daily, we delve into the performances of three prominent online dating platforms – Tinder,, and Bumble.


Tinder has established itself as a household name in the online dating scene. It maintains a strong foothold in the Awareness stage, with 68.8% of Americans recognizing it. However, when it comes to Consideration, the figures take a dip, with a mere 4% progressing to this stage, a 6% conversion rate from the Awareness stage.

Moreover, when it comes to Purchase Intent, which hints at the likelihood of a user opting for a paid feature, Tinder registers a score of 0.4, demonstrating a 10% conversion rate from the Consideration stage. This indicates that Tinder has the potential to transform a fraction of its curious users into paying customers., a veteran in the online dating industry, is almost neck and neck with Tinder, holding a 68.5% Awareness score. When it comes to fostering Consideration, seems to be slightly lagging, with a score of 2.6%, giving it a conversion rate of 4%.

On a promising note, exhibits a stronger propensity to nudge users towards Purchase Intent, evidenced by a 12% conversion rate from the Consideration phase, although with a marginally lower score of 0.3%.


Bumble, a relatively newer entrant in the market, trails a bit in the Awareness stage, with a score of 39.9% – a noticeable gap from its counterparts. However, it holds its ground in the Consideration stage, registering a 6% conversion rate with a score of 2.4%.

When it boils down to Purchase Intent, Bumble manages to secure a 9% conversion rate from the Consideration phase with a score of 0.2, indicating a modest yet significant potential to monetize its user base.

In this analysis, it is evident that while Tinder and have a head start in terms of Awareness. Bumble is carving out a niche for itself, especially in retaining user interest at the Consideration stage. As online dating dynamics continue to evolve, it will be interesting to observe how these platforms strategize to enhance user engagement and conversion rates further.

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