Verdict: This app allows you to eliminate the middleman.

Pros: It means women have an extra barrier against the 'hey hun wanna fuk?? It also means if she's got in touch with you, you definitely weren't an 'accidental swipe', meaning you'll be leaving less of those unanswered hellos that slowly chip away at your soul. Though one minor gripe is that Bumble's algorithm clearly pulls ten of the highest rated profiles to the top of your feed every time you log in.

Parading the hottest – and least obtainable – women in front of your face every time you log in feels a little bit manipulating / cynical.

Verdict: Worth a shot, if only to kill time answering bizarre questions about yourself. Cons: A high number of sexually frustrated virgin-trolls means a lot of women find using it a harrowing experience, which understandably makes them cagey when you come along.

It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no sex pests' appendixs on their profile information.

Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?

This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.

I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship.

Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.

Verdict: Easy to navigate, simple and free to use, void of distracting gimmicks. Pros: Easy and efficient to use, you can find a hookup within minutes.

And unlike Tinder, users tend to write a bit about themselves, meaning you have more to go on (and sell yourself with) than just your 5 least-worst selfies. Cons: It is notoriously 'glitchy', with messages disappearing and some functions not working properly.

The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.