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.
Before you join, the app has to approve you as a member (a slightly daunting process) or you have to be invited.
Even if you used to successfully online date, but have found yourself single again, it can be difficult to know exactly what sites you need to be surfing.
It’s why I’ve created this handy guide to the 11 best dating websites and apps available right now. • The 20 most useful dating websites This site describes itself as the way to meet ‘the most successful and attractive singles.’ It asks users to fill out their job title and education, and links to Facebook so you can view their social circle.
The website says it “takes the awkward out of dating”, but the drawback might be that it’s only London-focused - and handling raw fish with someone you don't fancy could be a lot worse than just having a drink with them.
Cost: £10 per month This sells itself as a ‘feminist’ app.
The site has garnered over 20 million users and the number continues to grow.
When joining, you are asked to choose your relationship status; either “attached male seeking female” or “attached female seeking male”.
The site repeatedly stresses that it is 100 percent discreet. It has a system like that of Ok Cupid (albeit more advanced) where a user is given questionnaires to determine their compatibility to another user.
Ashley Madison, though one of the best free dating sites was banned in Singapore due to public outcry. After the assessment, a user is judged and then matched with a perfect partner.
Cost: Free For people who hate the forced feel of a first online date, Doing Something might be the answer.