Though the COVID-19 pandemic modified how shoppers socialize and work together, it hasn’t prevented them from looking for out romantic connections and new friendships. Sensor Tower’s newest State of Relationship Apps report, available now, reveals the most recent tendencies among the many prime relationship apps in the USA.
Youthful Customers Are Flocking to Relationship Apps
As we revealed in our Mobile App Industry Trends report, youthful customers are driving social app progress—together with relationship apps. For the primary three quarters of 2020, the highest 25 relationship apps within the U.S. noticed their lowest common consumer age in at the very least three years.
Though the common age of relationship app customers has been steadily declining within the final three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this development. Builders are reacting by including options to apps that enchantment to youthful customers, similar to dwell streaming, and experimenting with promoting on networks similar to MoPub and Vungle, that are sometimes widespread for cellular video games.
Bumble’s Market Share Has Practically Doubled
Forward of its 2021 IPO, Bumble has solidified its place because the No. 2 relationship app within the U.S. In 2020, it reached 19 % market share of income, almost double the ten % it held in 2017. That is greater than the market share held by its subsequent 4 largest rivals mixed.
Bumble has additionally seen the second most installs from app shops for the final two years, holding regular at 11 % market share.
Chatting App Income Sees a Enhance
The COVID-19 pandemic motivated shoppers to search out alternative routes to socialize, resulting in a surge of curiosity in apps devoted to discovering pals and assembly new individuals. The highest chatting apps similar to Tagged and MeetMe skilled a spike in income in Q2 2020.
Whereas Yubo was the one app on this cohort to proceed rising quarter-over-quarter after the preliminary increase, the highest apps on this subcategory stay elevated above pre-pandemic ranges.
For extra evaluation on relationship apps from the Sensor Tower Store Intelligence platform, together with key insights on the most recent promoting and demographics tendencies, obtain the whole report in PDF type beneath: