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Since the launch of Tinder back in 2012, and with people bored of long drawn out profiles and endless messaging back and forward on traditional dating sites, there is no denying that dating apps are now the go-to method if you want to meet someone online these days.
And whether it’s something deep and meaningful you’re after or a hassle-free meet up, there’s a dating app for you.
From bearded boys only to dual dating, here’s Ten dating apps you need to be on in 2016.
An app with an audio twist, Voicecandy connects people by choosing an icebreaker question and permitting you to record and listen to spontaneous replies.
They say you can tell a lot by a person’s voice – and this app proves exactly that.
What better way to get to know someone than over a few beers in a pub – or not. These days, we’re being told, very first dates are less about beer and more about doing something edgy and unique.
This dating app connects people by interests and hobbies rather than generic profile stats – and permits people to find dates in their area based on what they like doing.
Fingers crossed there is still an option for a few beers in a pub.
Fresh out of the packet – this app describes itself as ‘the event and location-based social reconnection app’.
Which sounds complicated but simply means if you’ve been to an event the night before but left without that hot guy’s number? No problem, ‘app’ him up the next day to proceed the conversation.
The dating app as seen on Dragon’s Den, Dual takes the awkwardness out of that very first date by permitting you to bring a friend – even the profiles are plus one.
Certainly more relaxed than an intense one on one – permitting for the fact that four people are organised enough to sync there diaries, which cancels me out.
While most apps are often seen as poor imitations of Tinder, Happn seems to be the one that’s created a niche of its own and by connecting you with people you ‘cross in the street’, it adds an element of real life fate to the impersonal world of virtual dating.
And I’ve heard from reliable single sources (my mates, down the pub) that the caliber of singles is sizzling.
Hailing itself as the anti-Tinder, Coffeemeetsbagel thresholds your dating choice to one a day.
It connects to users Facebook accounts and by matching people with profile info, gender, age, education, background, religion etc and promises quality of quantity for anyone suffering with a case of swipe exhaustion.
Aka they do the hard work so you don’t have to.
What’s not to love about an app for whiskered dudes?
While preferring a clean trim myself (on my boys obvs) there’s no denying that the beard trend is set to proceed well into 2016, meaning that whether it’s a bit of facial topiary you like or a total on cave man, this is the app for you.
An app that claims to switch the rules of the game by putting women in the driving seat by always providing them the option to make the very first budge, and if she doesn’t say something within 24 hours, the connection vanishes.
And when you’re tired of looking for love, check out cheeky 3nderapp – for ‘kinky, nosey and open-minded singles and couples’.
You might not meet your spouse but it hits a night in front of EastEnders.