Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five.

Those who mutually rate each other at a four or higher will get introduced via email.

“Black Status” users are sent 100 matches per day, which means they have a large number of Facebook friends who also use Hinge.

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.

At first people were drawn to the app for its simplicity - users can swipe left to decline and right to approve a date. Now, it seems you can’t go anywhere without meeting couples who got together though it.

The app’s best quality is undoubtedly its sheer amount of users – there are 50 million active ones, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of potential matches.

It has social networking aspects such as a blog and an add a friend feature. OKCupid allows users to create an individual matching system in order to find the most compatible singles.

Users can take over a dozen quizzes and answer hundreds of questions on everything from whether or not they believe in love at first sight, to questions about values and morals, to really narrow down their matches.

Setting up and replying to personal ads online can get expensive.

Fortunately, there are free sites where you can meet your lobster and not break the bank.

He wanted to take things slow, get to know me, actually date me and see where, if anywhere, we ended up. You’re just going to stand there all delicious, looking at me in all my fineness and tell me that we can’t rip each other’s clothes off right now? Now while my hormones were screaming bloody murder, my mind had to agree. I must admit this space is very new and very awkward.