The expert: I like the fact there is an external human element to this app.
I would always recommend using a dating service where someone is actually screening people for their compatibility.
When was the last time you struck up a conversation with a complete stranger at a bar, snared a boyfriend through a blind date or had a fling with some guy you met at a random concert? Everyone knows that the dating scene is online - unless you're willing to televise your quest for love and sign up for the second series of First Dates, in which case, bravo.
Whether you've been on 100 online dates or have resigned yourself to the fact that you'll most likely die alone or worse, are considering allowing your mum to play matchmaker (because Tom from next door seems like husband material), in 2016, finding that perfect match is an art form.
If you're tired of swiping right and ending up with another creep, Tinder isn't the only dating app out there, there's a huge variety of apps to choose from.
Dating may be tricky but most mobile apps operate the same way.
It will definitely encourage me to make the first move more often and it is empowering to be in the driving seat for a change.
The low-down: Have you ever seen Mr Dreamy on the bus only for him to get off three stops before you, vanishing forever?
But of course, not all dating apps are created equal; which is why we've turned to dating coach and relationship expert David Kavanagh as well as our in-house serial dater to give us their verdict on the apps that deserve to take up space on your home screen.The expert: This sounds like every stalker's dream, I'm not sure I would be convinced of its safety features, but it is a good way to make contact with someone who you've been eyeing from afar.If you're the shy type, this app is the perfect buffer, if not, ditch the app and start conversation in the real world.While you're usually all about female empowerment, you're not wearing the right shoes to chase him down the street to exchange numbers, or you know, tell him he's The One?Dejected, you can't help but think Mr Right is now untraceable - there goes your happy ever after.