The app looks at your friends on Facebook, and combs through their friends to search for the right match.
Think of it as a digital version of your friends saying they have this guy/gal you have to meet — without the awkward obligation of a blind date.
It can be daunting to weed through thousands of profiles on the big sites.
"It's like being in more than one social circle." She suggests joining one mainstream site (say, e Harmony or Match.com) as well as one niche service, such as Cupidtino, which brings Apple-product obsessives together, or the unapologetically elitist Sparkology (the site's men—but not its women! "Changing sites from time to time, and then revisiting, is the best strategy," says Davis. Ace Your Profile"Your user name is going to inspire them to click," says Davis, who suggests a terminology mash-up (e.g., Sporty Smile).
I think it also shows that they're actually thinking about what women may want to hear and putting a real effort into their profile.
Women who are more forward, using phrases like dinner, drinks or lunch in the first message get 73 per cent more replies, while men should play it cooler.
With that in mind, here are alternatives to the more popular dating apps — and their pros and cons.
Hinge, which started in Washington before moving its offices to New York, relies on your personal connections to make a romantic link.