e Harmony is another massive player, with 3 million users signed up.But size isn’t everything – as anyone who has just wrapped up a three-hour swiping session on Tinder will attest.There are no compatibility filters, so once you’ve filtered by the basics, there’s no way of narrowing it down.
You can’t browse pictures or profiles – you wait to be matched by the mystery algorithm after answering the 400 questions – then you are guided through a contact process.
Some may think it lacks the spontaneity of other dating sites – and you certainly can’t use it to get a quick date for the weekend.
Some find this a barrier to join, fans say it weeds out the casual chancer from those truly looking for love – and means you don’t have to wait to broach tricky topics.
Pricier – it’s £44.95 for a month, but that drops to £12.95 per month if you sign up for a year.
Another friend is about to marry the short, bald banker with absolutely no ‘online dating’ message-type chat she met at a party.