The site then offers a lengthy, if not entertaining, chemistry test, where users answer a series of questions to establish their character.
The data from this is then used to match people with other users who it is believed they will have a spark with.
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the dating app possibilities, or by the prospect of dating in general, but if the blizzard that the East Coast just got hit with is any indication, people are out en masse in search of connection, and that is only more true as the temperatures drop.
In fact, winter storms and cold weather in general are the best time for dating, so now may be the time to jump into the fray.
And one website they might use to find love is Plenty of Fish, which is specifically designed for those unlucky in dating to find their significant other. Plenty of Fish, or POF is a dating website that has over 90 million users registered globally.
Cost: £10 per month This sells itself as a ‘feminist’ app.
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.
It works in a similar way to Tinder, the only difference is that Bumble only allows women to start a conversation with their matches and they have just 24 hours to do so before the connection disappears. The idea is to stop women getting loads of sleazy messages – but I have it on good authority that some men are taking advantage of this and view the app as an opportunity for them to 'sit back and do nothing', while women ‘rush around trying to message the potential loves of their lives in 24 hours.’ Not exactly the epitome of equality… This is one of the biggest dating sites out there, and a lot of people I know have had relationship success here.
The bonus is that users can fill in a lot of information about themselves, so you can tell who's after casual sex and who wants more.