Dating Apps : Avoid A Lonely Valentines!

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As with many things, you can now even find your perfect date on the move using your smartphone. Here is my guide to some of the best dating apps available to download today.

1. Blendr

Blendr is a revolutionary new dating apps, which uses your location to find other people who enjoy the same interests and activities as you. Great at helping you make new friends and you can even find locations that are trending on other social networking apps. The app lets your share as much or as little personal information making it one of safer networking dating apps.

2. Grindr

Grindr is similar to Blendr in that it uses your location to find others within your area except that this app is aimed at gay and bisexual men. The app brings up a photo grid based on how near people are to you. You can then tap the picture, which will allow you to view the users profile, chat, share photos and share your location. 2011 saw the app win “Best Mobile Dating Site”.

3. Zoosk

Zoosk Mobile boasts over 50 million members with over 50,000 in the UK. Starting out as an app within Facebook, Zoosk has grown and can now be used on the go. The app is free to download and use, but there is a charge should you wish to send and receive emails within the site.

4. DateCheck

Some people call it stalking while others call it planning ahead. If you are one of those who like to know about a person before you meet them, then DateCheck is for you. All you need to provide is a name, date of birth and some money and the app will then come back with any criminal history, what their living arrangements are and even what they are worth. It will definitely make your decision whether to go on that date easier to make.

5. is the UK’s best known dating website and is now available for iPhone. Either use your existing login details or set up a new account, you can then browse other members profiles, send winks if you like the look of someone and upload photos. Please note that not all features are available on the app.

6. Gaydar (Available for iPhone & Android)

Gaydar Rising from 300th to within the top ten downloads of the app store within a couple of weeks, Gaydar has recently become the top iPhone dating app. Simon Johnson, product manager at Gaydar says “I’m addicted, I fire up the “Nearby” search whenever I’m at the gym, on the train or at home and I’m always finding new guys!”

7. SinglesAroundMe

Downloaded by approximately 10,000 singles each week, SinglesAroundMe is now available to download for Blackberry from their Blackberry app world. The app lets you see other like-minded people around you using the same app. Available from Sydney to London, refine your search to what your looking for, view profiles and then if you wanna take it further, send a text.

8. My Little Black Book

My Little Black Book Are you a bit of a player and have a couple of girls/boys on the go at once? My Little Black Book app can keep details of all your “friends” with notes, ratings, photos and even notes all only accessible by your pre-set pin number. Just make sure you don’t rate your date while sat at the table! One of the best dating apps.


Already successful within Europe, PARSHIP is now available in the UK and is available for the iPhone. When signing up, users undergo a 30-minute psychological questionnaire and despite being expensive at over £30.00 per month subscription, PARSHIP guarantees high class results. Once registered, users can browse members and the app allows you to keep in contact with prospective partners on the move.

Please remember; always tell someone else who you are meeting and where and always meet strangers in a public place. Dating Apps was written by tech, design geek and hopeless romantic Ally.


Vishal Gaikar

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