Russia loves its dating apps, tops the charts for download numbers

Andy Boxall | February 16, 2017

App Business

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Russia loves its dating apps, and is the world leader in downloads for them, according to data from Sensor Tower. Tracking download figures over the last three months of 2016, dating apps were responsible for 0.39% of the total app downloads in Russia, closely followed by Brazil, with 0.38%.

Interestingly, the globally recognized dating apps such as Tinder and Plenty of Fish, don’t make it into the top five most popular dating app list for Russia. Instead, it’s Frim that takes the number one spot, followed by Mamba, Badoo, Topface, and LovePlanet. In Brazil, the apps will be more familiar. Tinder takes number one, with Badoo and Plenty of Fish in second and third position, and Happn and Jaumo rounding out the top five places.

In the United States, dating apps account for 0.25% of all app installs, and it’s Tinder and Plenty of Fish at the top of the list. In-between Brazil and the U.S. is China, with figures based only on the iOS App Store due to Google Play not being available in the region. Tantan and Momo top the chart for China, where dating apps take 0.34% of all downloads.

At the opposite end of the chart is Japan with 0.08% of all downloads, then India, South Korea, and Indonesia all with either 0.10% or 0.11%.

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