The only downside is that my ex-boyfriend lives nearby so it's like he's literally always on my radar.The slogan: "The only dating app that brings you one hand-picked quality match per day" Availability: i Phone and android Cost: Free The low-down: If you're plugged into the dating scene online, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the volume of matches and messages you get on dating apps.If you're the shy type, this app is the perfect buffer, if not, ditch the app and start conversation in the real world.Because the app is proximity-based, it also make things easier when it comes to setting up the date.Sometimes there are so many, scrolling through the mundane deluge of 'Hi, how is your day going,' can seem like a complete chore.Once solves that problem by providing you with one match per day.Happn allows for conversation only when you've both liked each other and you match.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 tired of swiping right and ending up with another creep, Tinder isn't the only dating app out there, there's a huge variety of apps to choose from.The low-down: Have you ever seen Mr Dreamy on the bus only for him to get off three stops before you, vanishing forever?While you're usually all about female empowerment, you're not wearing the right shoes to chase him down the street to exchange numbers, or you know, tell him he's The One?Billed as a safe, friendly rival to Tinder, this app works on the same premise: users swipe right to approve and left to decline. If you match and don't say anything to a new connection within 24 hours, they're deleted (for same-sex relationships, this works both ways). In the words of Wolfe: "You're not going to go on a dating app where women make the first move if you don't respect women." Also good to know: pornographic images are banned.A dating app that reduces the chance of harassment? The expert: I really like the idea of this app because it creates a safe environment for women online.The serial dater: I loved the idea of this app, every morning on my way to work I crossed paths with the same guy, but I was never brave enough to ask him out.As soon as I signed up we matched and we're about to go on a first date.Dejected, you can't help but think Mr Right is now untraceable - there goes your happy ever after.Enter Happn, the app which finds the people you've crossed paths with throughout the day.Yes/No; While it is free to use, POF offers premium services as part of their upgraded membership, such as seeing the date and time a user viewed your profile and allowing you to see whether a user read and/or deleted your message.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.