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.
The bonus is that users can fill in a lot of information about themselves, so you can tell who's after casual sex and who wants more.
There's no denying the internet has changed what it means to date today — you can actually meet your next S. while you're sitting on your couch in a Snuggie watching Vanderpump Rules. How much do you want to know about someone before you message them? What may have been your ideal app for finding a hookup last summer may now be an app catered toward those looking for LTRs.
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.
The OG of the swiping game, Tinder is fun, easy, and admittedly addictive.
Some call it a hookup app, but the app and plenty of others swear there's much more to it, especially if you're willing to be transparent about what you're looking for.
The website says it “takes the awkward out of dating”, but the drawback might be that it’s only London-focused - and handling raw fish with someone you don't fancy could be a lot worse than just having a drink with them.
Cost: £10 per month This sells itself as a ‘feminist’ app.