Best for long-distance relationships: Between (i OS/Android, free) Between offers a private vault for storing and sharing memories with someone special.
You might be wondering which site is best for you, and if you should bother paying for a membership or not.
To help answer that question, keep the following in mind: Free sites are geared toward casual daters, while paid sites tend to be for people looking for a serious relationship.
Once you’ve winked at someone and the feeling is mutual, the lines of communication are well and truly open.
The more you experiment with Tingle, the more credits you earn for messaging – its developers claim this stops spammers and over-flirting but it also monetises Tingle via in-app purchases, meaning you’ll spend to keep in private contact with a catch.
There are even weather updates for notifications of what it’s like where they are – bang goes that uncomfortable silence saver.
Best of all, Between offers a lock function that’s activated if your phone is lost, stolen, or falls into the wrong hands.
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Social media plays a huge part here, firstly through Facebook friends, then via friends of Facebook friends.
A word to the wise: this makes it way, way scarier than Tinder and yet somehow more exciting.
Best for gay guys: Scruff (i OS/Android/Windows Phone, free) While Scruff offers a worringly long price list of in-app purchases for maximising man-to-man action, it also excels in free content.