You’re prompted to ask a series of questions, but you can choose which you answer. Sarah said: “Hinge definitely sounds good in theory. I’m trying to stay patient and positive, but I think the instant buzz of Tinder might have ruined me.”Plenty of Fish is another app that allows you to create a profile, answer questions or just upload your favorite selfies.The idea is you can build an authentic picture of yourself, with answers, photos, details about what you’re reading or listening to and even video. You can like someone’s activities and photos, which reminds us more of Facebook-style interactions, but packaged up within a dating app. It’s got a large user-base and when it comes to success rates, it really divides opinion.Well, Happn wants to try and resolve that and turn every walk down the street into a dreamy chance to find love.You fill in your details like you would with any other app, but then your phone’s location smarts kick in and you’re shown people who are nearby.
But then it keeps bringing up the same people over and over if you're doing the same commute everyday as other people.”Taste Buds wants to connect you up with people who share your music interests, which is why it calls itself “Tinder for music lovers”, as if everyone on Tinder doesn’t love music? I hope I’m proven wrong, as it's quite innovative.”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.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. 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.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. Ladies, you’ll be served up a Bagel (that’s what the app calls men) each day at noon, which are only the Bagels (or... It’s another idea that sounds good, but does it really work?It’s hard to stand out in the era of Tinder, which is why OKCupid has turned its attention to matching people up on a ‘deeper level’.By answering questions and filling out your profile, the app’s algorithm will suggest people who share your interests in the hope you’ll build more genuine connections, which you can easily see from a ‘compatibility’ score next to other users.You can also link up your Instagram account if you think it gives potential dates a better idea of what you’re all about. Once you’ve signed up, you select a time window when you’re free and then choose what you’d like to do, like ‘coffee’ or ‘drink’ or ‘entertainment’.Nick said: “The OKCupid dates I went on were often the most interesting, with people I could genuinely chat to.” The app is free and, unless you use its ‘quickmatch’ Tinder-style feature, it’s all about browsing lots of profiles and breaking the ice with a message. Sarah said: “The fact you can easily message for free comes with the downside that you might get a fair few unwanted messages.”Now is, as you can maybe guess, all about meeting up right now. This immediacy is refreshing in the murky world of ‘will we ever meet or just awkwardly flirt for weeks before getting bored? Dating blogger told us: “I did a lot of research into online dating and Now is the solution to what I found to be the single biggest complaint of women on Tinder - no more pen pals.”But it turns out that an app designed for instant dating gratification doesn’t always attract those looking for a long-term partner.It’s ideal if you’re looking for something not so serious, but that’s not to say you won’t find a more long-term partner. Louise said: “I’m sick of it, but most people are on it.After all, we’ve all got a friend-of-a-friend who married someone they met on Tinder, right? And I’ve had a few good, well, mediocre, dates.”In many ways, the Bumble experience is pretty much identical to the Tinder style of swiping, but rather than either party making the first move, it’s up to the girl to say something witty and impressive first within a day.Do you ever daydream that you’ll experience a romantic movie moment when you lock eyes with someone and then you’re together for all of eternity?But then you glance at someone in the street in real life and instantly look away again because you’re shy and awkward and not a fictional character?