And I’ve heard from reliable single sources (my mates, down the pub) that the caliber of singles is sizzling. Coffeemeetsbagel Hailing itself as the anti-Tinder, Coffeemeetsbagel limits your dating choice to one a day. Bristlr What’s not to love about an app for whiskered men?It connects to users Facebook accounts and by matching people with profile info, gender, age, education, background, religion etc and promises quality of quantity for anyone suffering with a case of swipe fatigue. While preferring a clean shave myself (on my men obvs) there’s no denying that the beard trend is set to continue well into 2016, meaning that whether it’s a bit of facial topiary you like or a full on cave man, this is the app for you. Bumble An app that claims to change the rules of the game by putting women in the driving seat by always giving them the option to make the first move, and if she doesn’t say something within 24 hours, the connection disappears. 3nderapp And when you’re tired of looking for love, check out cheeky 3nderapp – for ‘kinky, curious and open-minded singles and couples’.A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky…but there aren’t a lot of people on it.” Cost: Free I can’t really make a list of the best dating sites without mentioning Tinder. Tinder once had a reputation for being a ‘shagging app’ - but that's changed.The website says it “takes the awkward out of dating”, but the drawback might be that it’s only London-focused - and handling raw fish with someone you don't fancy could be a lot worse than just having a drink with them.
They say you can tell a lot by a person’s voice – and this app proves exactly that. Howaboutwe What better way to get to know someone than over a few beers in a pub – or not.Cost: Free For people who hate the forced feel of a first online date, Doing Something might be the answer.It lets you pick a match based on their date suggestion, whether it’s a sushi-making masterclass or rollercoaster ride.No problem, ‘app’ him up the next day to continue the conversation. Double The dating app as seen on Dragon’s Den, Double takes the awkwardness out of that first date by allowing you to bring a friend – even the profiles are plus one.Certainly more relaxed than an intense one on one – allowing for the fact that four people are organised enough to sync there diaries, which cancels me out. Happn While most apps are often seen as poor imitations of Tinder, Happn seems to be the one that’s created a niche of its own and by connecting you with people you ‘cross in the street’, it adds an element of real life fate to the impersonal world of virtual dating.Fingers crossed there is still an option for a few beers in a pub. Whatifi Fresh out of the packet – this app describes itself as ‘the event and location-based social reconnection app’.Which sounds complicated but simply means if you’ve been to an event the night before but left without that hot guy’s number?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.One of the biggest issues that she and her friends have with online dating isn’t so much the people they meet, but which site they meet them on.In the book they discuss the pros and cons of the different options facing them. With thousands of new apps and sites being created faster than we can download them, it’s hard to know where to start.