Unlike most technologies that are gushed about, Tinder can genuinely lay claim to having had a disruptive impact and its popularity is easy to understand (despite what we now think of it).
Free to use and with a UI that's simple to the point of remedial, its rapid-fire approach to matchmaking has since been aped by numerous developers, while online dating's gentrification has continued apace. Whether you're looking for love or just a casual fling, there's plenty of competition around.
Hinge is currently limited to London and apparently thinks 'rando' is an acceptable use of the English language, but on the bright side, it's available for both Android and i OS.
How to Choose the Best Profile Photos for Online Dating Down is similar to Hinge, but has a much naughtier streak.
The free version gives you the basic ability to batch like, but to use the app more than once, you'll have to give it a five star review or share your dirty little secret on social media - a complete con, obviously, but probably worth the hassle as its ads are less intrusive than other add-ons. Alternatives with similar functionality that won't strong-arm you into giving it a positive review include Tinderly, which is available on i OS and Android (where it goes by Swiper Liker), and Bonfire.
So, apparently Snapchat is not just for teenagers anymore.
We probably don't need to say much more than that it's the spiritual successor to Bang With Friends for you to get the idea.
Like Hinge, you identify potential matches through your extended Facebook network, but Down does away with any subtlety - swipe one way to ask for a date, the other for a casual hookup.
Streamlining things to this extent won't be to everyone's taste, of course, so if you're shy or just getting used to the idea of online dating, there's probably better options out there.
If swiping right is as natural as shoving a Johnny in your back pocket before a night out though, check it out.
Here is a video tutorial on how to edit your pictures on Snapchat. You can now send pre-saved pictures from your camera roll to Snapchat (accessed by pressing the square at the bottom left of the screen), and amend these as above.