It’s why I’ve created this handy guide to the 11 best dating websites and apps available right now. • The 20 most useful dating websites This site describes itself as the way to meet ‘the most successful and attractive singles.’ It asks users to fill out their job title and education, and links to Facebook so you can view their social circle.Before you join, the app has to approve you as a member (a slightly daunting process) or you have to be invited.On Black People Meet, you’ve got so much more than numbers on your side as well.

App Download: Try Zoosk Free is free to join, create a profile, upload photos, and browse singles, and with its app, you can do all of that — and more — while on the go.

Besides not costing you a penny, the Match app, which is available for i OS and Android devices, will also put you in front of millions of eligible men and women.

Cost: £10 per month This sells itself as a ‘feminist’ app.

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.

Cost: Free Unlike Tinder, Hinge doesn’t let you swipe through an unlimited number of potential matches.

Instead it only lets you match with people who share your mutual friends - and it shows you a new ‘batch’ of users every day.

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.

But the app has fallen in popularity compared to Tinder, and the fact that you can receive messages from anyone - without matching first - means that your inbox can quickly become clogged with sleaze. It matches you with people based on your location and a shared interest in music.

If you want to unlock certain features you either have to pay or invite other to join.

A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky…

Not only does Zoosk have a free app for i Phone and Android, but it also has a free Facebook-specific app, allowing you to choose which one works best for your needs.