Remember: in romantic comedies this will take three scenes; in real life, more like three years – so get on with it and make a move.
As with everything, the gay community got there first.
A recent study showed this tweely monikered app was most popular with American daters.
Like Grindr, but you get to see more pics upfront and can see who potential crushes have been favouriting, so you get an idea of their type and get to see if you’re in with a chance.
Badoo has been around for years, but never quite hit the dizzy heights of the major apps, despite boasting over 380 million users across the world.
What’s set them apart most recently is a facial recognition feature that lets users upload a photo of anything (within reason, I assume) and Badoo will find someone who matches that description. I wonder how many people tried this with a photo of Angelina Jolie, or their dog, or a tomato, just to see…
If you’re a hopeless romantic or enjoy the mild peril that comes from potential opportunities missed, Happn uses your current location to tell you which of your matches have been in and around your area, wherever you happen to be.
If they flew off to Australia the next day, of course, this is useless info, but Happn will keep track of how many times you’ve crossed paths with this person – no, honestly, this isn’t as creepy as it sounds – and hopefully next time you chance upon one another, you’ll actually get talking.