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When signing up, you have to verify your profile in one of various ways, for example by sending a selfie mimicking a certain pose, which hopefully limits scammers too.

The stigma that was once attached to online dating has well and truly disappeared – in fact, you’re more likely to raise eyebrows if you’re single and not on any dating apps.

Recent years have seen an explosion of dating apps, and there seem to be incredibly niche ones launching every day. For some people, swiping through fellow singles and potential romantic partners is merely a bit of fun and a way to entertain themselves during TV ad breaks.

The unique thing about Huggle is that you pick (initially five of) your favourite places – be they shops, restaurants or parks – and then find people who go there too.

It’s all about location, but you can’t add more places to your list until you’ve visited them.

Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.

But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.

Despite this, every day at noon, our phone pings with a message saying “Wow! Despite supposedly learning our tastes, we didn’t find our matches particularly great and because you get so few a day, it can be a rather long journey to finding someone you actually want to talk to, let alone go out with. Hinge: Free Hinge has a slick design and is meant to be for people who are over games and being treated like a “playing card”.

You’re asked to put in lots of details (including your height, which is rare) in order to create your “story” – for example, what you’re watching, what you spend most of your money on or how you’d describe yourself in three emoji.

You can then “like” different aspects of someone’s story, be that a picture or one of their answers – you only get a handful of likes a day though.

It made a nice change to have lots of information about people including little quirky details.

It’s easy to use, people actually have conversations and considering so many of us are on it, the chances of finding someone you like are actually pretty high.

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