The stigma that was once attached to online dating has well and truly disappeared – in fact, you’re more likely to raise eyebrows if you’re single and not on any dating apps.Recent years have seen an explosion of dating apps, and there seem to be incredibly niche ones launching every day. For some people, swiping through fellow singles and potential romantic partners is merely a bit of fun and a way to entertain themselves during TV ad breaks.But, saying that, you know what they say about patience: it’s a virtue -- plus, good things apparently come to those who wait too, so maybe this is a good thing after all? There’s a huge variety of users, so everybody should be able to find somebody on it.One of the more polished setups, OK Cupid has TONS of users regardless of where you are in the world. The website is pretty decent too, and if you upgrade your profile you get access to a bunch of unique features like being able to see who likes you and anonymous browsing.Chances are you've probably heard of Tinder, the mobile dating app that's become so huge it has changed the way traditional online dating sites approach their mobile presence.Not only that, but it has had a bit of an impact on language and culture with terms like "swipe left" having a new meaning, and the emergence of "Tinderellas" and "Tinderfellas". Designed by three sisters, all of whom are still actively looking for the one, Coffee Meets Bagel aims to make dating easier, far less creepy and a lot more rewarding.Fingers crossed there is still an option for a few beers in a pub. Whatifi Fresh out of the packet – this app describes itself as ‘the event and location-based social reconnection app’.
But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.
No problem, ‘app’ him up the next day to continue the conversation. Double The dating app as seen on Dragon’s Den, Double takes the awkwardness out of that first date by allowing you to bring a friend – even the profiles are plus one.
Certainly more relaxed than an intense one on one – allowing for the fact that four people are organised enough to sync there diaries, which cancels me out. Happn While most apps are often seen as poor imitations of Tinder, Happn seems to be the one that’s created a niche of its own and by connecting you with people you ‘cross in the street’, it adds an element of real life fate to the impersonal world of virtual dating.
These days, we’re being told, first dates are less about beer and more about doing something edgy and unique.
This dating app connects people by interests and hobbies rather than generic profile stats – and allows people to find dates in their area based on what they like doing.