Similarly, your match only has 24 hours to reply – if he does though, the time limit disappears for future messages.

The trouble with this is that sometimes you just don’t have time to go on Bumble for over 24 hours, thus potentially missing out on your soul mate. Happn: Free Happn shows you singles with whom you’ve crossed paths.

Download for i OS, Android or Windows Phone The Verdict: Dating apps It’s the biggest player on the dating app scene for a reason, and purely for likelihood of actually going out on dates, Tinder has to be the winner.

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Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.

You’re asked to put in lots of details (including your height, which is rare) in order to create your “story” – for example, what you’re watching, what you spend most of your money on or how you’d describe yourself in three emoji.

You can then “like” different aspects of someone’s story, be that a picture or one of their answers – you only get a handful of likes a day though.

The app also tells you how many times you’ve crossed paths with each person, meaning you quickly learn who your neighbours are (we have in the past recognised a man in my street and been unable to place him before realising we’d seen him on Bumble and we’d crossed paths 167 times).

Unfortunately there’s no way of searching by time or location so if you don’t go on the app straight away you may never be able to find that cute girl from Pret – in a big city you cross paths with so many people every day, so Happn can be a bit overwhelming. Match: Free app but membership costs £29.99 for one month Match feels like a step-up from the more casual dating apps in that the sign-up process takes a while and membership isn’t free – £29.99 for one month seems expensive, but the price per month decreases significantly if you sign up for longer (if you sign up for six months, it equates to £12.99 a month).This is an app for people really looking for relationships.The app is easy to use but we personally found the number of messages, winks, views and favourites we received overwhelming. Once: Free The idea behind Once is to move away from today’s dating app culture and back towards traditional match-making – after a computer does the initial whittling down, real human match-makers pick a personalised match for each user every day.It made a nice change to have lots of information about people including little quirky details.The app claims to learn your tastes too, although it seems rare to start conversations.It’s super quick to join – you simply upload some photos and an optional bio, set your age and distance preferences, and away you go, swiping left or right on potential suitors.