Pros of online dating sites
The app is easy to download and there is no real profile creation, including choosing photos and expressing your interests.Hinge does all of that for you, based on what you say on your Facebook page.A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky…but there aren’t a lot of people on it.” Cost: Free I can’t really make a list of the best dating sites without mentioning Tinder. Tinder once had a reputation for being a ‘shagging app’ - but that's changed.Hinge does allow you to make adjustments when it comes to your dating preferences.At every opportunity, it asks if you want to invite friends to join (get used to this feature).You are given each person’s first AND last name, age, who your mutual friends are, your age, and where you work – (all according to your Facebook profile).
It can import your favourite tunes from your smartphone or and does the hard work for you by collating matches.
The Hinge website touts the fact that you don’t meet “randos” thanks to its Facebook friends-based approach.
And there’s full disclosure so you can’t cheat the system.
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.