The only issue is it makes the matching process a lot harder – two of you have to like two other people.
And what if you end up fancying the same person as your friend?
The website says it “takes the awkward out of dating”, but the drawback might be that it’s only London-focused - and handling raw fish with someone you don't fancy could be a lot worse than just having a drink with them.
Cost: £10 per month This sells itself as a ‘feminist’ app.
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.
It can import your favourite tunes from your smartphone or and does the hard work for you by collating matches.
Your dates are called ‘bagels’ and the app is fun – especially if you like smartphone games.The drawback is it’s quite hard to use and doesn’t offer many potential partners.Cost: Free Radhika Sanghani's latest novel, Not That Easy (Harlequin), is available to buy in paperback or as an e Book on Amazon and Telegraph Bookshop The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.It only gives you one match a day – which is someone you’ll have a mutual friend with via Facebook.The more times you login the more points you get, which allows you to unlock special features.Even if you used to successfully online date, but have found yourself single again, it can be difficult to know exactly what sites you need to be surfing.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.One of the biggest issues that she and her friends have with online dating isn’t so much the people they meet, but which site they meet them on.In the book they discuss the pros and cons of the different options facing them. With thousands of new apps and sites being created faster than we can download them, it’s hard to know where to start.Before you join, the app has to approve you as a member (a slightly daunting process) or you have to be invited.If you want to unlock certain features you either have to pay or invite other to join.