You’re single. And quite frankly, gadgets can’t give you all the love you need this Valentine’s Day. So here are the best dating apps to help you get lucky. Or at least have fun trying. Our criteria? Fun, easy to use, and mostly free.
1. Tinder: Swipe, favourable thumb
Tinder has taken the world by storm. If you’re 'in the market' and haven’t heard of it, you're definitely not looking hard enough.
Load it up, let it work out your location and shazam - a load of snapshots to flick through. Swipe left if you're not interested, and right if you are. Talk about judging a book by its cover. But at least you can view more pictures and see their interests and shared mates if they've logged in with Facebook. That makes you feel a touch less shallow - until you start swiping again.
Then you wait. And wait. And if you're not very successful like us, wait a little longer. Because you can only start chatting when someone you like also swipes you to the right. We nearly gave up, but bagged a few matches and are currently flirting like there's no tomorrow.
Extra costs: Your pride when it turns out nobody likes youPros: Easy to setup and use // heaps of fun // mostly genuine users // good banter Cons: Limited profile deets // being silenced until someone matches you back
Paktor needs a honourable mention. It was here first and is similar to Tinder in both functionality and design. The only difference is that you might get more people on Paktor as it's been around longer. Also, it'll show you a profile you previously disliked. Which is great if your standards drop in times of desperation.