As one of the most popular apps, your pool is likely to be huge and people do actually have conversations on Tinder – in our experience, it’s the app that leads to the most actual dates too.
The unique thing about Huggle is that you pick (initially five of) your favourite places – be they shops, restaurants or parks – and then find people who go there too.The people you’ve crossed paths with most recently will be at the top, meaning if you go on during your lunch-break you’ll inevitably happen upon your colleagues.The app also tells you how many times you’ve crossed paths with each person, meaning you quickly learn who your neighbours are (I have in the past recognised a man in my street and been unable to place him before realising I’d seen him on Bumble and we’d crossed paths 167 times).It’s all about location, but you can’t add more places to your list until you’ve visited them.However, if your potential suitors have previously checked-in on Facebook to the same places as you, that will appear on their profiles.Download for i OS, Android or Windows Phone The Verdict: Dating apps It’s the biggest player on the dating app scene for a reason, and purely for likelihood of actually going out on dates, Tinder has to be the winner.It’s easy to use, people actually have conversations and considering so many of us are on it, the chances of finding someone you like are actually pretty high.The app is easy to use but we personally found the number of messages, winks, views and favourites we received overwhelming.Match also organises events for meeting people offline. Once: Free The idea behind Once is to move away from today’s dating app culture and back towards traditional match-making – after a computer does the initial whittling down, real human match-makers pick a personalised match for each user every day.It’s meant to save time and free singles from hours of swiping (although to be fair that it half the fun for many of us), hence the name Once. Extra dedicated users can spend money and even exchange messages with a match-maker too.Despite this, every day at noon, our phone pings with a message saying “Wow! Despite supposedly learning our tastes, we didn’t find our matches particularly great and because you get so few a day, it can be a rather long journey to finding someone you actually want to talk to, let alone go out with. Hinge: Free Hinge has a slick design and is meant to be for people who are over games and being treated like a “playing card”.