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Paul said: That said, we know personally of one real world couple that are now married having met through Plenty of Fish, so love can be found here! One of the most interesting developments to Match. They have the potential to be the future of dating and it's nice to see one of the top online companies acknowledging that, without losing their original identity. If you're serious about finding long-term love as a gay man, Chappy may well be the best app option on the market.

Letting you choose between "Mr Right" and "Mr Right Now" it's fun and playful if you're in the mood for some quick company, while offering a bit more depth for those looking for a bit more. According to Basil it's greatest feature is "a slider at the top, where you can indicate what you're after, so only like-minded guys will populate your feed," but the app experience "from that point onwards, is basically Tinder.

Another app, another promise to provide more meaningful connections.

Meet Coffee Meets Bagel. The app also has a recently launched premium feature, which serves up more information about your matches, like how likely they are to reply to you. It hasn't captured my imagination quite yet but I do hope they prove me wrong as it has some really good elements to it. After a hairy hookup? Scruff takes the basic dating app experience, and tailors it to gay guys looking for burly, furry men, also known as bears, polar bears, cubs and otters.

Scruff quotes over 12 million worldwide users, and has recently expanded into AirBnB style travel accommodation, with a gay-friendly slant, also letting you know if fellow travellers from out of town are looking for some company. Paid tiers unlock additional features for committed users, but the free experience is worthy of inclusion here. Basil enjoyed the "instant messaging, whether you've been highlighted for a positive match or not. It means there's not instant rejection, but be ready for unsolicited messages too. Well, Happn wants to try and resolve that and turn every walk down the street into a dreamy chance to find love.

Whether that means they live near you, work near you, have the same Sunday morning routine, or anything else.

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Nick continued: Hayley said: But then it keeps bringing up the same people over and over if you're doing the same commute everyday as other people. Formerly called Dattch, Her claims it's the "most popular lesbian app" and that's hardly a surprise considering its fresh approach to connecting people. It's mostly about dating with its "Meet" tab, with a bit of platonic social networking thrown in for good measure via its Facebook-like "Feed" area. To set up a profile you answer some simple questions and then sync it up with your Facebook account.

A lot of the people on the app say that's REALLY appealing because it stops men from seeking out lesbian and queer people in an attempt to chat them up and somehow change their orientation Yeah, it makes no sense to us either, but its an all-too-common problem on some of the more straight-focused dating apps. But Her puts a stop to it before you've even signed up. It doesn't just cater for lesbians — the app is for lesbian, bi, pansexual, trans and queer people, too. The next dating space to bet on?

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Dating for overs. There are around 80 million single men and women over 50 around the world and they now have their own dating app in the form of Lumen. Lumen has been designed to provide a safe and age-appropriate dating community. Images go through a verification process to prevent fake profiles and cat-fishing. Badoo's Andrey Andreev has even invested in the platform. Download on iOS and Android. Muzmatch wins the award for the best dating ads on the tube, including 'Halal, is it meet you're looking for', and 'You had me at Halal'.

The user interface looks similar to Tinder and verifies you using your phone number and a selfie, not a Facebook account. There's also the option to choose to keep your photos blurred until you match with someone, though the app says profiles with visible photos recieve per cent more matches. Ever wanted to date a celebrity?

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Getting on there, however, is harder than finding a great date. Good luck.

The app launched at the end of last year by an all-Christian team who were disillusioned about trying to meet other Christians in the wild. In particular, the team behind Salt hope to make Christian dating "a little less awkward and a lot more fun. The design of the app is gorgeous, all muted greys and subtle pinks, so you can download and get swiping. What if there was a dating app that provided potential matches based on musical listening preferences? Now there is: Tastebuds acts as a social music network that pairs you up with people who regularly listen to the same bands as you.

Using the same API as Last. You are then matched with others users based on the artists you both like. Well, here are a bunch of other people that do too. Take your pick. This controversial dating website and app, bills itself as a network for "like-minded" individuals; a "high-end", "exclusive community" with an "impressive following of successful and attractive people.

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You have to be between 24 and 36 to be a member on the app and many of the members work in careers such as finance, technology, consulting and fashion. Arguably the most well-known dating app, Tinder was once the place for social introverts to meet their significant other.

While die-hard romantics might agree, others say the app has revolutionised the process of hunting down no-strings fun at relatively little expense. Not sure where to start? These are the 30 most right-swiped Brits on Tinder right now. Follow us on Instagram: You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Please wait Future London.

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