20 years ago, the idea of online dating came to fruition when launched its first website.
Fast forward to the present day and online dating is one of the most popular ways of meeting new people, with millions of people using dating apps and websites every day.
If you find that you've crossed paths with someone, whether that be once or multiple times, you can look at their profile and use the heart button to say you're interested.
It's a free app but it does have in-app purchases so you'll want to watch out for those.
See Happn on the i OS App Store | See Happn on the Google Play Store If you find dating a bit awkward to begin with (don't we all? It's £10 per month and takes a fun approach to dating, letting you pick matches based on the date idea they've come up with, which could be anything from ping pong at Bounce or a Boris Bike through Hyde Park followed by craft beer tasting. Most dating apps and sites match people by what they like, using shared interests to suggest compatible partners. You go through the app picking out things you hate - Trump, slow walkers, paying extra for guacamole - and are paired with people who share your hates, so you'll immediately have something to talk about.
In fact, half of all single people now use dating apps and sites, and one in five relationships begin online.
It's no surprise, then, that there are now hundreds of dating sites to choose from, and that's not even considering the wealth of apps that have appeared since Tinder rose to popularity.
By writing this in your profile, you’re telling people that you’re not smart or self-aware enough to write it yourself.
Most living grown-ups have a history of exes, hang-ups and maybe a nervous breakdown or two. They know that you have a past, but they don’t want to hear about it. Some online dating profiles read like shopping lists.
It also lets you know whether you have any mutual friends or shared interests on Facebook. Tinder is free to download and use, though there are some paid add-ons including the Tinder Plus subscription.
If you like the look of someone, you simply swipe right. It's only available for i Phone or Android (there's no browser version available).
It’s very unusual for someone to find a good match in their first few attempts.