Whether they are honest about it or not, every heterosexual internet dating app out there aspires to be the 'Grindr for straight people'. Pros: The screening process ensures out-and-out perverts are banished, which means everyone wins (except the perverts).

The fun and well organised events means membership feels a bit more like a club, and less like pin-balling around a vast galaxy of random singletons.

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It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no sex pests' appendixs on their profile information.

Verdict: Easy to navigate, simple and free to use, void of distracting gimmicks. Pros: Easy and efficient to use, you can find a hookup within minutes.

Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.

As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love and live happily ever after, or at the least find someone to hang out with next weekend.

Cons: After sending someone a message, you're notified when they're checking your profile, which means you can actually see yourself being rejected in real time. Verdict: Pulling together the best elements of other older dating apps, Inner Circle is the best all-rounder out there with the highest quantity of people you'd actually like to meet.

£5 a week for the advanced user options is just too much, though.

Pick your future partner based on their dog preferences, small, scruffy or otherwise.

Pros: Just think of all the cute dog meme sharing that could be yours.

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.

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?