When was the last time you struck up a conversation with a complete stranger at a bar, snared a boyfriend through a blind date or had a fling with some guy you met at a random concert? Everyone knows that the dating scene is online - unless you're willing to televise your quest for love and sign up for the second series of First Dates, in which case, bravo.
Whether you've been on 100 online dates or have resigned yourself to the fact that you'll most likely die alone or worse, are considering allowing your mum to play matchmaker (because Tom from next door seems like husband material), in 2016, finding that perfect match is an art form.
It will definitely encourage me to make the first move more often and it is empowering to be in the driving seat for a change.
The expert: This sounds like every stalker's dream, I'm not sure I would be convinced of its safety features, but it is a good way to make contact with someone who you've been eyeing from afar.
If you're the shy type, this app is the perfect buffer, if not, ditch the app and start conversation in the real world.
Enter Happn, the app which finds the people you've crossed paths with throughout the day.
Half creepy and half ingenious, the app uses GPS tracking to present you with a list of people you've come into contact with.
The expert: I like the fact there is an external human element to this app.
I would always recommend using a dating service where someone is actually screening people for their compatibility.A dating app that reduces the chance of harassment? The expert: I really like the idea of this app because it creates a safe environment for women online.It's also the perfect opportunity for women to take control. I find that women are more cautious when it comes to initiating contact but this could be the perfect way to eradicate the 'damsel in distress' attitude, where women are seen as 'needing a man' to take the lead.Because the app is proximity-based, it also make things easier when it comes to setting up the date.The serial dater: I loved the idea of this app, every morning on my way to work I crossed paths with the same guy, but I was never brave enough to ask him out.If you're tired of swiping right and ending up with another creep, Tinder isn't the only dating app out there, there's a huge variety of apps to choose from.