In theory, Hinge gives you a steady stream of friends of friends I really like Hinge – the fact that it connects you within a certain number of degrees with your Facebook friends makes the matches more realistic.
I've chatted with many and met a couple of women through Hinge.
It limits you to 12 or so potential matches per day (the exact amount depends on how many Facebook friends you have), giving it a bit more focus than the sprawl of Tinder or Happn.
They also just introduced timed matches which give you 24 hours to send the first message otherwise it expires, encouraging users to make matches more quickly.
Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Focuses on getting people offline and meeting in person 5 years old / Gained 2.3 million users across both its dating and couples services / Available nationwide and in 30 countries across the globe How About We puts your dating skills to the test before you even lock eyes with your matches.
Instead of simply browsing profiles, you must suggest ideas for potential first dates.
Download: i OS / Android Shtick: Tinder-style swiping with advanced filtering options for paid members 12 million users The online dating giant has thrown its weight into the app arena.
For obvious reasons, this one works well in major cities, but will be less useful as the local population density drops.
Inevitably, that success has sparked a wave of imitators and successors, from established dating websites dipping their toes in the app waters, to start-ups with a bright idea and a novel gimmick hoping to make an impression.
Primer's editor and founder Andrew field tested a lot of the options out there and has included his own experiences.
We’ve waded through the app stores to sort the useful prospects from the wastes of time, and here’s what we found.
Shtick: Just like Tinder, but women have to send the first message after matching More than 1 million users / Over 90% of female users with matches initiated chat / 700,000 matches per day Bumble is the creation of Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, who left that company amid a storm of allegations of sexism against her former co-workers.