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.
But the app has fallen in popularity compared to Tinder, and the fact that you can receive messages from anyone - without matching first - means that your inbox can quickly become clogged with sleaze. It matches you with people based on your location and a shared interest in music.It can import your favourite tunes from your smartphone or and does the hard work for you by collating matches.Cost: Free For people who hate the forced feel of a first online date, Doing Something might be the answer.It lets you pick a match based on their date suggestion, whether it’s a sushi-making masterclass or rollercoaster ride.Instead it only lets you match with people who share your mutual friends - and it shows you a new ‘batch’ of users every day.
As the internet plays an ever greater part in our social lives, with sites such as Facebook helping us to keep in touch with our friends, it's inevitable that we also use it to help us run our love lives as well. It works in a similar way to Tinder, the only difference is that Bumble only allows women to start a conversation with their matches and they have just 24 hours to do so before the connection disappears. The idea is to stop women getting loads of sleazy messages – but I have it on good authority that some men are taking advantage of this and view the app as an opportunity for them to 'sit back and do nothing', while women ‘rush around trying to message the potential loves of their lives in 24 hours.’ Not exactly the epitome of equality… This is one of the biggest dating sites out there, and a lot of people I know have had relationship success here.The bonus is that users can fill in a lot of information about themselves, so you can tell who's after casual sex and who wants more.A possible drawback could be a limited number of users – those figures aren’t available online - but it does look like a good app if music plays a significant part in your life and loves.Cost: Free Unlike Tinder, Hinge doesn’t let you swipe through an unlimited number of potential matches.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.