As the internet plays an ever greater part in our social lives, with sites such as Facebook helping us to keep in touch with our friends, it's inevitable that we also use it to help us run our love lives as well.
The best online dating sites have survived the test of time, and many of us are guilty of a Sunday night swipe session when The Fear still hasn’t passed and Monday Dread kicks in.
The bonus is that users can fill in a lot of information about themselves, so you can tell who's after casual sex and who wants more.
But the app has fallen in popularity compared to Tinder, and the fact that you can receive messages from anyone - without matching first - means that your inbox can quickly become clogged with sleaze. It matches you with people based on your location and a shared interest in music.
Cost: Free For people who hate the forced feel of a first online date, Doing Something might be the answer.
If you want to unlock certain features you either have to pay or invite other to join.
A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky…
Cost: Free Unlike Tinder, Hinge doesn’t let you swipe through an unlimited number of potential matches.
Instead it only lets you match with people who share your mutual friends - and it shows you a new ‘batch’ of users every day.