Online dating has been around for several years, but thanks in part to mobile dating apps, it is exploding.
One in ten American adults has dabbled in online dating, according to Pew Research Center, and it’s poised to become a billion industry.
Yet women have not been as quick to embrace the dating apps; men are twice as active as women when it comes to online dating, according to 2013 research.
And women have been subjected to hostile, lewd and harassing comments on popular dating apps, like Tinder and Ok Cupid, which have been created by largely male teams.
Shelve the roses and chocolate, and bust out your smartphone—if you haven’t already that is.There were either dating apps created for straight people, or dating apps that were bore a strikingly similar to Grindr, the gay male dating app with an infamous reputation for propagating hook-up culture.By contrast, Dattch features a pinterest-like layout which is heavy on pictures.And as for whether they’re better routes for finding love and companionship, that is an open question.Given Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’ve identified 6 dating apps created by women, some of which already have attracted criticism.The sisters are confident in their ability to do business.