It works in a similar way to Tinder, the only difference is that Bumble only allows women to start a conversation with their matches and they have just 24 hours to do so before the connection disappears. The idea is to stop women getting loads of sleazy messages – but I have it on good authority that some men are taking advantage of this and view the app as an opportunity for them to 'sit back and do nothing', while women ‘rush around trying to message the potential loves of their lives in 24 hours.’ Not exactly the epitome of equality… This is one of the biggest dating sites out there, and a lot of people I know have had relationship success here.

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At first people were drawn to the app for its simplicity - users can swipe left to decline and right to approve a date. Now, it seems you can’t go anywhere without meeting couples who got together though it.

The app’s best quality is undoubtedly its sheer amount of users – there are 50 million active ones, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of potential matches.

We take the time to get to know you and discover what is really important in your life so that we can bring you really meaningful matches.

With 35 years of experience in bringing people together, we constantly work to refine our matching process and find you a date which will last a lifetime.

Forty years before Mark Zuckerberg came up with Facebook, a few Harvard students created Operation Match, the precursor to online dating.

The New Yorker reports that in 1965, Lewis Altfest, a 25-year-old accountant, and his friend Robert Ross, a computer programmer for IBM, then made their own version: Project TACT (Technical Automated Compatibility Testing) for young New Yorkers living on the Upper East Side.Searching for love shouldn't just be about the number of people you meet.Like most things in life, it's quality, not quantity that's important.Cost: Free For people who hate the forced feel of a first online date, Doing Something might be the answer.It lets you pick a match based on their date suggestion, whether it’s a sushi-making masterclass or rollercoaster ride.Instead it only lets you match with people who share your mutual friends - and it shows you a new ‘batch’ of users every day.