Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?Verdict: A well-intended app that tries to convey your personality rather than just transferring your Instagram feed but the pressure to think up facts can be overwhelming.
And unlike Tinder, users tend to write a bit about themselves, meaning you have more to go on (and sell yourself with) than just your 5 least-worst selfies. Cons: It is notoriously 'glitchy', with messages disappearing and some functions not working properly.
Verdict: The app that started it all, Grindr has been helping men who like men improve their sex lives since 2009. The USP: Members are vetted, and they also run IRL singles events.
It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no sex pests' appendixs on their profile information.
Verdict: Easy to navigate, simple and free to use, void of distracting gimmicks. Pros: Easy and efficient to use, you can find a hookup within minutes.
Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.
As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love (or at the very least get lucky).
Parading the hottest – and least obtainable – women in front of your face every time you log in feels a little bit manipulating / cynical.
The USP: Pulls together facts, tweets and other information to get a full picture of a prospective partner.
Verdict: This app allows you to eliminate the middleman.
If you lack inhibition, Hinge could throw the door wide open.
This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.