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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).
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.
Cons: Tweets are still not a totally accurate picture of someone.
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.
Pros: You can weed out people with traits or points of view you find simply unacceptable. Cons: Too many basic functions are restricted to paid membership. The USP: It's a huge ocean, with more members than any of the others (around 70 million).
Verdict: Worth a shot, if only to kill time answering bizarre questions about yourself. Pros: Unlike most of the other apps, doing the basics on POF – looking at profiles, sending and reading messages – is absolutely free.
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.
The USP: Based around suggesting dates, rather than banging on about yourself. Cons: A high number of sexually frustrated virgin-trolls means a lot of women find using it a harrowing experience, which understandably makes them cagey when you come along.
It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no sex pests' appendixs on their profile information.
The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.
Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.
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.