Dating apps responsible for one in seven new relationships in Britain – here are some of the best for Valentine’s Day

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Dating Apps are very famous in Britian, specially Tinder app is most familiar by everyone. Dating apps are responsible for creating 14% of all current relationships, with almost 17 million singletons in Britain using them to find love, new research has found.

Tinder is the most popular app, with 55% of Brits claiming to have used it, followed by Plenty of Fish with 41%, according to the research, commissioned by TSB.

With the average singleton going on two dates per month, Brits can end up forking out a small fortune in their quest to woo “The One”.

First dates cost an average of £41.20, as people push the boat out to impress potential partners. The bar drops a little on the second date, which cost an average of £28.83.Dating apps  The most popular first date involves heading out for a few drinks but others have been whisked off their feet with a helicopter ride, treated to a weekend in Paris, floated out to sea on a yacht, hot air balloon rides and even bungee jumping.

Others, however, complained of squalid dates in McDonald’s and embarrassing strip club experiences.

Overall, dating apps boost the UK economy by £11.7bn each year, according to the TSB research.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Google has released a list of the most popular dating apps in the UK over the last 30 days, to give you a bit of inspiration:

1/ Tinder AppsDating apps

Tinder dating is most popular dating app in Britian. It’s the undisputed king of dating apps. Tinder dating app is pretty straightforward, easy, and positively addictive. You get unlimited potential matches, so there’s no waiting or credit-based system.

You can swipe right or left – or up to “Super Like” a potential match. You only connect with others when there’s a mutual match, but “Super Liking” someone will show them you like them, even if they haven’t swiped right on you.

Your in-app information is taken from Facebook, reducing the risk of encountering fake profiles.

You can also write your own bio, meaning you can reveal as much or as little as you want about yourself.

Tinder is free but offers in-app purchases for extra features.

2/ Yellow AppDating apps

Yellow App (Photo: Yellow)

Coming very close to being a clone of Tinder app , Yellow app allows Snapchat users who live nearby to find each other.

A free app, Yellow has also a limited “direct chat” feature that’s unlocked when two users swipe right on each other.

The app claims that it is just as much for “making friends” as finding dates. However, the superficial mechanism of swiping without being able to see any other information about the other person sends a whole different message to its users.

3/ Match.com

Match.com has many users and even more customising options. Through the app you can browse and chat with other users, but the desktop version is used on a much bigger scale worldwide

Match.com search features, among others, allow you to filter matches by location, appearance, interests and personality traits.

The app is free but different subscription plans are available according to how long you think you’ll need to find the perfect match!

4/ Happn

Happn is another no-pressure dating app, but the main difference is that it’s designed to help you meet people you’ve crossed paths with in real life.

Think of it as the “missed connections” dating app. You see where you and potential matches have crossed paths on a map and the time you did, along with how many times you’ve bumped into each other.

If you want to get someone’s attention who isn’t a match (yet), you can “charm” them so they’ll see you’re into them, and you can even send Spotify songs to each other!

5/ Bumble

Dating apps

Often referred to as the “Feminist Tinder”, Bumble only allows women to begin a conversation. You can enjoy unlimited matches the same way as Tinder, but if you’re a man, you’ll have to wait.

Like Tinder, your profile information is pulled from Facebook. An interesting feature here is that matches expire in 24 hours, and the woman has to message first or else the match will naturally “expire”.

For LGBT members, either party must make the first move within 24 hours or you can bid goodbye to the match as well.

6/ Hot or Not

Hot or Not is a game-based app that allows users to “play” with photos and rate people as hot or not.

The app allows users to check pictures of single locals and vote for the best of them. You can upload multiple pictures for ranking, and login with Facebook.

A match happens when two people rate each other as hot, thus they can connect, start chatting and build a closer connection.

Hot or Not will suit those who look for a quick match based solely on physical attractiveness, but may seem too shallow for serious-minded daters.

7/ BeNaughty

The BeNaughty app claims to bring like-minded singles together, regardless of age, interests and life goals.

There are several options you can communicate with others: send a wink, write flirty love messages, join various chat rooms and chat non-stop.

Multiple-person chat rooms are a rather unusual feature on dating apps, so it’s safe to say that – at least in this – BeNaughty stands out from the crowd.