When was the last time you struck up a conversation with a complete stranger at a bar, snared a boyfriend through a blind date or had a fling with some guy you met at a random concert? Everyone knows that the dating scene is online - unless you're willing to televise your quest for love and sign up for the second series of First Dates, in which case, bravo.Whether you've been on 100 online dates or have resigned yourself to the fact that you'll most likely die alone or worse, are considering allowing your mum to play matchmaker (because Tom from next door seems like husband material), in 2016, finding that perfect match is an art form.The expert: This sounds like every stalker's dream, I'm not sure I would be convinced of its safety features, but it is a good way to make contact with someone who you've been eyeing from afar.If you're the shy type, this app is the perfect buffer, if not, ditch the app and start conversation in the real world.The low-down: Tired of unsolicited dick pics and creeps pestering you for nudes? Created by former Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, the ultimate female-friendly app lets women run the show. It's only the woman that has the opportunity to send the first message.
I would always recommend using a dating service where someone is actually screening people for their compatibility.
Too much choice can also be confusing for people, they get disinterested because there are so many other options - this is the perfect app if you want to slow things down.
The serial dater: I'm sick of talking to a million random men on Tinder - you inevitably get bored of the conversation and move on.
It will definitely encourage me to make the first move more often and it is empowering to be in the driving seat for a change.
The low-down: Have you ever seen Mr Dreamy on the bus only for him to get off three stops before you, vanishing forever?