October’s Highest Grossing Dating Apps Revealed by Sensor Tower

Mobile data analytics company Sensor Tower has released the October list which details the highest grossing dating apps worldwide.

Tinder retained its position at the top of the rankings, having generated $88.7 million from user spend. This represented a growth of 18% year-on-year.

Its closest competitor was once again Bumble, although the female-first social app is still a little way adrift with a monthly revenue of just over $20 million. MagicLab, the parent company of Bumble and the fifth-placed Badoo, was bought out by Blackstone Group Inc. at the end of last week in a deal worth $3 billion.

The ‘Chinese Tinder’ Tantan completed the top three and was followed by Match Group’s Japanese subsidiary Pairs.

Grindr continued its trend as being the leading LGBTQ app in sixth position. It is one spot ahead of fast-growing startup Hily which has become a mainstay on the Sensor Tower rankings over the past year.

The list’s second Japanese-language app is Tapple, which was once a market leader in the region, but has since seen its growth slow due to the introduction of Pairs and Tinder. holds onto the ninth spot which it claimed in August, while Zoosk dropped a couple of places to round off the top 10.

The Meet Group didn’t feature anywhere on the overall or iOS App Store rankings, but did have LOVOO at fourth position on the Google Play Store.

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Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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