Cons: If the date goes horribly, there are no assurances you won't bump into her when you're buying milk a few days later. If you actively pursue a date on Hinge, discretion mustn't be an issue – your friends are bound to find out.

Pros: Less shallow than just swiping from a picture.

Cons: Tweets are still not a totally accurate picture of someone.

Verdict: One of the most effective – and convenient – dating apps out there. Cons: It's all a little too close to home: what's to stop her feeding your dating tekkers back to your pal?

It could make future beers with your mates a little awkward.

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

The USP: Pulls together facts, tweets and other information to get a full picture of a prospective partner.Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love (or at the very least get lucky).Whether they are honest about it or not, every heterosexual internet dating app out there aspires to be the 'Grindr for straight people'. Pros: The screening process ensures out-and-out perverts are banished, which means everyone wins (except the perverts).The fun and well organised events means membership feels a bit more like a club, and less like pin-balling around a vast galaxy of random singletons.It's disheartening how many women have to resort to 'please no sex pests' appendixs on their profile information.