This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.Whether it's matching you on your favourite interests or finding someone who you share mutual friends with. If you actively pursue a date on Hinge, discretion mustn't be an issue – your friends are bound to find out.Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do differently and what sets them apart. This means having a handy mutual connection to discuss / slag off when you meet up for drinks.Verdict: Great for people that need help with organising a great especially with the interactive Date Map which lets you track who is else is wants to meet for a pint or deep and meaningful conversation at 1am.The USP: If you're dog-obsessed here is where you can rest assured you're in good company.
A time effective dating app..knew one existed.which might get in the way of sweet conversation.The USP: Their mantra and methodology is explained thus: 'Each day at noon, guys will receive up to 21 quality matches – known as “Bagels”. Then, Coffee Meets Bagel will curate the best potential matches for women among the men who expressed interest.'Pros: A more curated selection than just endlessly swiping through everyone.Cons: The app requires you to give over control over to someone else to decide for you.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.Also, spend too much time on it and you start getting paranoid you're seeing 'someone you liked on Happn' every time you sit in your local cafe.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.The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.The USP: With over 400 million members, Badoo is one of the world's most popular dating apps and part of the same umbrella company as Bumble.On it users upload a picture of a celebrity or famous figure they fancy and the app serves up members who look similar.