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.

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Verdict: A well-intended app that tries to convey your personality rather than just transferring your Instagram feed but the pressure to think up facts can be overwhelming.

They've just launched a premium service for people with the hallowed blue tick on Twitter.

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 (or at the very least get lucky).

And unlike Tinder, users tend to write a bit about themselves, meaning you have more to go on (and sell yourself with) than just your 5 least-worst selfies. Cons: It is notoriously 'glitchy', with messages disappearing and some functions not working properly.

Verdict: The app that started it all, Grindr has been helping men who like men improve their sex lives since 2009. The USP: Members are vetted, and they also run IRL singles events.

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?

It could make future beers with your mates a little awkward.

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