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5 Must-have dating apps

Gone are the days where you had to rely on hanging out at clubs and pubs to meet the love of your life. Now, all you need to do is download an app. But with so many dating apps to choose from, how do you know which ones are the best?

1. Tinder

The modern app version of “hot or not” allows you to anonymously scroll through computer-generated Facebook profiles based on your interests and location with a swipe of your finger. You can like or pass on profiles and, if you score a match, Tinder will do the introductions so you can start chatting. Who knows, you may even meet a celebrity.

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2. Plenty of Fish

With over 58 million users worldwide and 8 million conversations a day, Plenty of Fish (POF) is certainly one of the more widely-used apps to find other fish in the dating pool. There have been plenty of successful match-ups due to the sheer number of people using the free dating app. Females have reported being bombarded with messages from blokes, so if you’re after a quick hookup, rather than a husband, this could be the app for you.


Possibly one of the dinosaurs in the dating app world, has been orchestrating matches made in heaven since 1995. It’s free to search through more than 21 million dating profiles and send winks, but if you want to contact someone, you have to become a member. It’s part of the beauty of this site, because it weeds out a lot of the time-wasters who don’t want to fork out money to subscribe.

4. Twine Canvas

It’s been described as the anti-Tinder dating app that allows you to connect with people based on their interests, rather than judging whether they’re hot or not. Users post photos to express their personality and what they’re into instead of selfies. Like each other’s pics and Twine Canvas will do the introductions and allow you to start chatting.

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5. Coffee Meets Bagel

What better way to meet someone who comes with real-life references? The Coffee Meets Bagel dating app allows you to meet one single a day who you share mutual Facebook friends with. You have 24 hours to decide whether or not you’d like to connect.

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