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.
Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.
Chances are you live or work in the same area, so arranging a date becomes a lot simpler.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.Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love and live happily ever after, or at the least find someone to hang out with next weekend.
Whether it's matching you on your favourite interests or finding someone who you share mutual friends with.The USP: If you're dog-obsessed here is where you can rest assured you're in good company.Pick your future partner based on their dog preferences, small, scruffy or otherwise.Pros: You can weed out people with traits or points of view you find simply unacceptable. Cons: Too many basic functions are restricted to paid membership. The USP: It's a huge ocean, with more members than any of the others (around 70 million).Verdict: Worth a shot, if only to kill time answering bizarre questions about yourself. Pros: Unlike most of the other apps, doing the basics on POF – looking at profiles, sending and reading messages – is absolutely free.Verdict: Easy to navigate, simple and free to use, void of distracting gimmicks. Pros: Easy and efficient to use, you can find a hookup within minutes.