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?
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.
The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.
These days when people talk about internet dating, they're usually talking about Tinder. Because Tinder is the app that removed the stigma and all the rest put in, by turning online romance into silly, shallow, fun game instead of purporting to be a serious (read: tragic) way to find true love.
The result is that there is now no end of apps with the same purpose.
Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do different, and whether they're worth spending even more time glued to your i Phone.The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.Pros: Once you get over the slight stalker complex Happn instils on you by showing women who walked past your front door an hour ago, matching with users within a 250 meter radius is atually quite handy.Chances are you live or work in the same area, so arranging a date becomes a lot simpler.Cons: If the date goes horribly, there are no assurances you won't bump into her when you're buying milk a few days later. If you actively pursue a date on Hinge, discretion mustn't be an issue – your friends are bound to find out.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.