No problem, ‘app’ him up the next day to continue the conversation. Double The dating app as seen on Dragon’s Den, Double takes the awkwardness out of that first date by allowing you to bring a friend – even the profiles are plus one.

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These days, we’re being told, first dates are less about beer and more about doing something edgy and unique.

This dating app connects people by interests and hobbies rather than generic profile stats – and allows people to find dates in their area based on what they like doing.

Fingers crossed there is still an option for a few beers in a pub. Whatifi Fresh out of the packet – this app describes itself as ‘the event and location-based social reconnection app’.

Which sounds complicated but simply means if you’ve been to an event the night before but left without that hot guy’s number?

You might not meet your husband but it beats a night in front of East Enders.

The online dating industry is now worth billion worldwide each year. But, where there is good news, there is usually some bad.

That figure alone is why this app guide was so hard to write and why so many people have been asking me to write about it. One major drawback (and why the app has any bad reviews at all, it seems) is because they have quite a few app-side bugs.

Since the launch of Tinder back in 2012, and with people bored of long drawn out profiles and endless messaging back and forth on traditional dating sites, there is no denying that dating apps are now the go-to method if you want to meet someone online these days.

And whether it’s something deep and meaningful you’re after or a hassle-free hook up, there’s a dating app for you.