D list dating
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
The USP: Their mantra and methodology is explained thus: 'Each day at noon, guys will receive up to 21 quality matches – known as “Bagels”. Then, Coffee Meets Bagel will curate the best potential matches for women among the men who expressed interest.'Pros: A more curated selection than just endlessly swiping through everyone.
Cons: The app requires you to give over control over to someone else to decide for you.
Verdict: This app allows you to eliminate the middleman.
If you lack inhibition, Hinge could throw the door wide open.
The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.
Whether it's matching you on your favourite interests or finding someone who you share mutual friends with. If you actively pursue a date on Hinge, discretion mustn't be an issue – your friends are bound to find out.
Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do differently and what sets them apart. This means having a handy mutual connection to discuss / slag off when you meet up for drinks.
Cons: If the date goes horribly, there are no assurances you won't bump into her when you're buying milk a few days later.
Also, spend too much time on it and you start getting paranoid you're seeing 'someone you liked on Happn' every time you sit in your local cafe.