It works in a similar way to Tinder, the only difference is that Bumble only allows women to start a conversation with their matches and they have just 24 hours to do so before the connection disappears. The idea is to stop women getting loads of sleazy messages – but I have it on good authority that some men are taking advantage of this and view the app as an opportunity for them to 'sit back and do nothing', while women ‘rush around trying to message the potential loves of their lives in 24 hours.’ Not exactly the epitome of equality… This is one of the biggest dating sites out there, and a lot of people I know have had relationship success here.The bonus is that users can fill in a lot of information about themselves, so you can tell who's after casual sex and who wants more.A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky…

Moreover, you can ask questions online anonymously on any topic and receive answers from the experienced community. If they don't monitor your private conversations this app would be amazing.

Text with the ones you like and block the ones you don't. They just put you in there and expect you'll learn your lesson.

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.

Cost: £10 per month This sells itself as a ‘feminist’ app.

Anyways, I’m enjoying it so far (when I have the time for it) Give it a try! I don’t really get why you’d monitor private messages so closely —- especially if the parties are “of age”. I’m just saying that I’m 31 yrs old, and I feel I should have the right to speak to anyone however I’d like to.

It also seems to be really safe and the team does what it can to keep it that way! :) I get it’s for safety, but I’m not sure how this keeps me safe.

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.

A possible drawback could be a limited number of users – those figures aren’t available online - but it does look like a good app if music plays a significant part in your life and loves.