Earlier this year, Vanity Fair declared Tinder as the ultimate place that twentysomethings go to “hit it and quit it”, claiming that the app was solely responsible for a “dating apocalypse”.
While die-hard romantics might agree, others say the app has revolutionised the process of hunting down no-strings fun at relatively little expense. But the pickier you are, the fewer matches you’ll receive, so if you’re looking for a casual hookup - get swiping.
Here’s a few pointers and helpful reminders to get you started:1.
Get dating advice and anecdotes from our very own Match bloggers on all things relationships!So whether you’re looking for a quick tryst or your next big relationship, there are plenty of great downloads to ease you into the world of smartphone dating - and we've rounded up eleven of the best. Tinder The grassroots app that took the dating world by storm is still a firm favourite for singletons - despite the fact developers introduced a ‘pay for unlimited swipes’ catch to the previously free app earlier this year.The concept is so simple you’ll kick yourself that you didn’t think of it first: It collates other users who fall within your specified age range and are within a certain distance of your location, letting you know if you have friends in common on Facebook.Where will you find an enduring love and where will you bag yourself a cursory bedroom buddy?Here’s how the confusing virtual landscape of modern love looks today.URL: Putting a price on love: A minimum of £13.17 a month. Slim; chances of having sex are much higher, though. 98 per cent ‘freelance graphic illustrators’ aged under 40. USP: A generally highbrow gaggle of intelligent, liberal-minded folk.Plenty Of Fish Dating profile: Tens of thousands of singles, largely on the lower end of the pay scale. The top choice for gays and straights looking for casual hook-ups. URL: https://soulmates.uk/ Putting a price on love: A minimum of £16 a month.Our writers explore and prepare you for the thoughts and feelings we all experience on our dating journey to keep things fun and interesting.Check out some of our favourites: Online dating advice: Kate Taylor - Seven Steps To The Perfect First Email Mind, body and soul: Lara Loveless - 5 Ways To Improve Your Dating Success Without Actually Dating Insights into the dating world: Laura Yates - Eliminating Game Playing In Dating Exciting and interesting date ideas: Seb Goshawk - Our Top Free Dating Ideas In London Keep up to date with all the latest articles over at the Match dating blog and make sure you’re as ready to start meeting new people!Lovestruck Dating profile: The young and time-poor, mostly living in major cities. Not too terrible; the site has over 100,000 members in London and the home counties alone.USP: Lovestruck’s service finds people who live, work or are near you using location technology that pinpoints tube stations and areas.