At first people were drawn to the app for its simplicity - users can swipe left to decline and right to approve a date. Now, it seems you can’t go anywhere without meeting couples who got together though it.
The app’s best quality is undoubtedly its sheer amount of users – there are 50 million active ones, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of potential matches.
A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky…
but there aren’t a lot of people on it.” Cost: Free I can’t really make a list of the best dating sites without mentioning Tinder. Tinder once had a reputation for being a ‘shagging app’ - but that's changed.
USP: Lovestruck’s service finds people who live, work or are near you using location technology that pinpoints tube stations and areas.
There’s also a verification policy, meaning you’re slightly less likely to encounter weirdos than you might be on other sites.
USP: Friends write the daters’ profiles for them, so you get to hear all about your potential date from the people who love them most, plus your BFF can sell you so you don’t have to write a cringe-worthy profile about yourself. Guardian Soulmates Dating profile: Lefty creatives, mostly from Hackney. Anecdotal evidence provides that numerous couples and friends have met through the site.
Lovestruck Dating profile: The young and time-poor, mostly living in major cities. Not too terrible; the site has over 100,000 members in London and the home counties alone.
One of the biggest issues that she and her friends have with online dating isn’t so much the people they meet, but which site they meet them on.
In the book they discuss the pros and cons of the different options facing them. With thousands of new apps and sites being created faster than we can download them, it’s hard to know where to start.
We have been on many dates and our phone has been pinging with notifications non-stop (trying to keep conversations going with lots of different men is actually quite the commitment – some dating apps are high-maintenance.) All the apps allow you to search for men, women or both, with all of them available on i OS devices, most on Android and some for Windows Phone, too. Tinder: Free Possibly the best-known dating app of them all, Tinder is most people’s first port-of-call when entering the world of dating apps.
It’s super quick to join – you simply upload some photos and an optional bio, set your age and distance preferences, and away you go, swiping left or right on potential suitors.