As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love (or at the very least get laid).
Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do different.
Gay men are most likely to use apps or websites for casual sex, with 62 per cent saying they do so.
And older men (16 per cent of 50-64 year olds) are more likely to use them than older women (3 per cent.) “I think it’s great that 3 per cent of older women are using these sites for sexual hook-ups,” says Emily Power Smith, a sexologist.
They also offer a Tindr-like feature that allows users to rate other users and get notifications when other users rate a user they have already rated. The site features a music suggestions feature that offers you a great chance to meet concert buddies. This translates to more like smaller dating sites inside Passion Network. When registering, you will be asked to choose a niche. Date My Date My School is a site for those who want to connect with people from their college; whether students or alumni.
What the report doesn’t mention: Real sex workers aren’t unheard of on dating sites, either.
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.
Currently, POF is the fourth most visited dating site in the world. The one thing that puts Ok Cupid on the list of best free dating sites is the compatibility feature.
This is a simple feature that generates questions and quizzes to determine the compatibility of a user to another. Nevertheless, it is a great site for lovers of music, concerts and organists. It is your go to site when you want to meet people with whom you share the love of music. The only difference is that Passion Network has more specific niches (over 250 unique dating niches).