This approach seems shallow and counter-productive for some, however, and a number of answering apps have emerged to fix the flaws inherent in Tinder.

happn is one of the hottest new Tinder alternatives, using a similar premise but supposedly with more success.

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It isn't without its detractors, however, with many pointing out just how creepy it is to be giving your information to random people you pass in the street.

Hinge is another Tinder competitor, which only shows you friends of friends.

It also has a reputation for being more of a 'hook-up' app than one for dating, although it has been used as both with some success, by all accounts.

Tinder operates on a quantity over quality basis, letting you swipe on and connect with a large number of users to try and find a compatible match.

"We cut out the clutter, the creeps and the games," their website boasts, and by all accounts there are far less creeps than you would find on Tinder. The userbase is much smaller, and with the added restriction of only showing friends of friends, you may not be given many options.

Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app designed by women -- three sisters, to be precise -- and is designed for a much more considered approach to online dating.

e Harmony is Australia's second biggest traditional dating site, boasting over a million users in Australia.

Most members are reported to be in their 20s and 30s, although e Harmony also caters to a 'large number' of older users.

This app brings up people you have passed as you go about your day-to-day business, allowing you to like or pass on the people you've 'happn'd' upon that day.