With Huggle, there’s just as much focus on finding friends as dates, but whether anyone actually uses it for friendship, we’re not sure.
When signing up, you have to verify your profile in one of various ways, for example by sending a selfie mimicking a certain pose, which hopefully limits scammers too.
The app is easy to use but we personally found the number of messages, winks, views and favourites we received overwhelming.
Match also organises events for meeting people offline. Once: Free The idea behind Once is to move away from today’s dating app culture and back towards traditional match-making – after a computer does the initial whittling down, real human match-makers pick a personalised match for each user every day.
It’s all about location, but you can’t add more places to your list until you’ve visited them.
The app claims to learn your tastes too, although it seems rare to start conversations.You can pay money for premium features including Tinder Passport (the ability to swipe through matches elsewhere in the world, say, before a trip) and Rewind, for those times when you swipe left too hastily and immediately regret it.There's also Tinder Feed, which is a part of the app where you can see when your matches add new pictures to their profiles, just leading to rekindling of old conversations. Bumble: Free Bumble is much like Tinder but with one key difference: only women can start the conversations after a match is made.Unfortunately there’s no way of searching by time or location so if you don’t go on the app straight away you may never be able to find that cute girl from Pret – in a big city you cross paths with so many people every day, so Happn can be a bit overwhelming. Match: Free app but membership costs £29.99 for one month Match feels like a step-up from the more casual dating apps in that the sign-up process takes a while and membership isn’t free – £29.99 for one month seems expensive, but the price per month decreases significantly if you sign up for longer (if you sign up for six months, it equates to £12.99 a month).Perhaps because they’re paying, people on the app definitely treat it more seriously.You can also switch to Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF if you're more interested in finding professional contacts and friends respectively. Happn: Free Happn shows you singles with whom you’ve crossed paths.You create your profile through Facebook and can also link your Instagram and Spotify accounts if you like, set your preferences, then scroll down through your options.Similarly, your match only has 24 hours to reply – if he does though, the time limit disappears for future messages.The trouble with this is that sometimes you just don’t have time to go on Bumble for over 24 hours, thus potentially missing out on your soul mate.Download for i OS, Android or Windows Phone The Verdict: Dating apps It’s the biggest player on the dating app scene for a reason, and purely for likelihood of actually going out on dates, Tinder has to be the winner.It’s easy to use, people actually have conversations and considering so many of us are on it, the chances of finding someone you like are actually pretty high.