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.
The USP: Connect with verified millionaires Pros: The site boasts a large portfolio of high earners and offers 24/7 customer service for their members. Luxy does however offer high security to protect your privacy and weeds out people looking for a sugar daddy or mumma.
The USP: Fall in love with someone who shares your music taste Pros: A nice way to connect with people on something you're passionate about or it can be used to find friends to visit gigs with.
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
Verdict: One of the most effective – and convenient – dating apps out there. This means having a handy mutual connection to discuss / slag off when you meet up for drinks.
Cons: It's all a little too close to home: what's to stop her feeding your dating tekkers back to your pal?It could make future beers with your mates a little awkward.Verdict: This app allows you to eliminate the middleman.Cons: Just because you both like Kings of Leon doesn't really mean you're made for each other...Verdict: A nice concept and considering music is a personal passion that connect a lot of people, Tastebuds actually has more of a USP than most niche interest apps.Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.