Find true love online

The dating world is awash with apps and sites promising singles not only fun but also the change to meet that someone special and hopefully find love.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, if you feel like Cupid needs a little digital help when it comes to helping you find ‘the one’, we have done the research for you.

Some are old, some are new and we hope there will be one that works for you.

Match.com allows users to check out profiles based on criteria like appearance, hobbies and profession. You will be sent profiles of potential partners that correlate to the personality traits and interests you listed as important when you signed up and for many the right match comes along at the right time.

With Tinder, it’s all about the swipes. Log onto the app and check out the photos of fellow ‘friends’ and while there is a bio, this tends to be more about physical attraction than a mental connection…..well at the start of things at least.

For women who like to be in control, there’s Bumble. While it is pretty much based on first impressions and how people look, this app is all about the female users making the first move. As well as finding love, you can use Bumble Bizz to network and further your career and if it’s new friends you’re after, Bumble BFF is perfect.

By completing a detailed personality test, eHarmony matches you with potential partners who have similar interests and values. This well established, award-winning site has been bringing people together for over three decades, and if you don’t want to be bombarded with endless, unsuitable profiles, it could be the place for you.

Another mobile app that is on the rise, is Plenty of Fish which is used by thousands of love birds. This free matchmaking service claims to generate more conversations than any other dating site, with over one billion messages being sent every month! So, what are you waiting for, get in on the action.

If location is important when it comes to a love match, check out Happn. This app takes a different approach because it links you to people you’ve crossed paths with, people you like and people you’d like to find again. This could make the partner pool much smaller than you’d get with other apps, but if long distance relationships aren’t for you, this could work well.

Of course dating doesn’t just happen in the city. For all those fancy free farmers, sleepy village singletons, and country dwellers wanting to find love, Muddy Matches is just the ticket. With more than 200,000 members from the UK and Ireland who all have a passion for the great outdoors, there could well be a muddy match that’s perfect for you.

Busy lives, demanding careers and friends to keep in touch with means scheduling dates can be hard. Why not check out LoveStruck and set up a date before your first morning meeting or in your lunch hour? You can search their ‘Little Black Book’ for someone who lives or works close to you and if that first coffee doesn’t create a spark, you’ve lost nothing more than the cost of a cappuccino.

If you do go out on a date be sure to have but also be sure to let a friend know where you are going and text them so they know you got home safe.

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