Verdict: The app that started it all, Grindr has been helping men who like men improve their sex lives since 2009. The USP: Members are vetted, and they also run IRL singles events.Whether they are honest about it or not, every heterosexual internet dating app out there aspires to be the 'Grindr for straight people'. Pros: The screening process ensures out-and-out perverts are banished, which means everyone wins (except the perverts).Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.Also, spend too much time on it and you start getting paranoid you're seeing 'someone you liked on Happn' every time you sit in your local cafe. This means having a handy mutual connection to discuss / slag off when you meet up for drinks.Verdict: One of the most effective – and convenient – dating apps out there. Cons: It's all a little too close to home: what's to stop her feeding your dating tekkers back to your pal?The USP: If you're dog-obsessed here is where you can rest assured you're in good company.Pick your future partner based on their dog preferences, small, scruffy or otherwise.
It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no sex pests' appendixs on their profile information.Who wants to date somebody who like Chihuahuas after all?The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.If you lack inhibition, Hinge could throw the door wide open.The USP: Endless personality quiz questions that give you a match percentage with would-be partners. If dating apps have an 'atmosphere', then How About We is a pleasant summer garden party where people enjoy polite conversation and no one makes an inappropriate lunge on anyone else until at least 1 am.