A real dating site

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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.

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.

One of the biggest issues that she and her friends have with online dating isn’t so much the people they meet, but which site they meet them on.

In the book they discuss the pros and cons of the different options facing them. With thousands of new apps and sites being created faster than we can download them, it’s hard to know where to start.

Make an effort to be engaged and present on your date and save checking your phone until they go to the bathroom!

Cost: £10 per month This sells itself as a ‘feminist’ app.

A possible drawback could be a limited number of users – those figures aren’t available online - but it does look like a good app if music plays a significant part in your life and loves.

Cost: Free Unlike Tinder, Hinge doesn’t let you swipe through an unlimited number of potential matches.

Visualise a great date – one where the conversation flows easily – and hold on to the positive feelings that the thought encourages. Stand in front of the mirror, put your shoulders back, and say out loud ‘I can do this’.

It may sound strange but it really works.’ ‘When we laugh we release endorphins, which can help us to relax.

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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