Who wants to date somebody who like Chihuahuas after all?The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.In beta testing they amassed more than 50,000 users and generated at least 1,000 matches a day in their early stages.The app has a pretty positive score on the Apple store, with 400 ratings giving it a 4.3 out of 5.The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.Pros: Once you get over the slight stalker complex Happn instils on you by showing women who walked past your front door an hour ago, matching with users within a 250 meter radius is actually quite handy.
Whether it's matching you on your favourite interests or finding someone who you share mutual friends with.And you can see them when you look at anyone's profile.Of course, as is to be expected with apps like this, scammers and fake profiles are a constant issue.Also, spend too much time on it and you start getting paranoid you're seeing 'someone you liked on Happn' every time you sit in your local cafe. This means having a handy mutual connection to discuss / slag off when you meet up for drinks.
Verdict: One of the most effective – and convenient – dating apps out there. Cons: It's all a little too close to home: what's to stop her feeding your dating tekkers back to your pal?
Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?