Since the launch of Tinder back in 2012, and with people bored of long drawn out profiles and endless messaging back and forth on traditional dating sites, there is no denying that dating apps are now the go-to method if you want to meet someone online these days.And whether it’s something deep and meaningful you’re after or a hassle-free hook up, there’s a dating app for you.These days, we’re being told, first dates are less about beer and more about doing something edgy and unique.This dating app connects people by interests and hobbies rather than generic profile stats – and allows people to find dates in their area based on what they like doing.The young, women and gay men remain the most impacted groups.A Pew Research Poll this year found that online dating had lost much of its stigma over time, and that a majority of Americans now believe it to be a good way to meet people.Additionally, participation among 55 to 64-year-olds has also risen with 12 percent reporting having ever used an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6 percent in 2013.
If a phone sex hotline and Tinder drank and had a baby, it would come out as Revealr.
It links you up to singles who are up for sex in your postcode but remember, the more info you put on about yourself, the more you can see about others.
Verdict: Popular with young professionals (we came across a mix of 20-something chefs, builders, students, musicians and lawyers) who aren’t shy when it comes to no strings sex.
Lowdown: Its ‘radar’ system obscures where you are and you have to ‘wink’ at users before they can view your profile.
A chat service means you don’t have to give out your number.