Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?They've just launched a premium service for people with the hallowed blue tick on Twitter.You can imagine the grounded people that lurk on there. Verdict: Aside the obviously Dickensian classism all over the site, it also has an understandably odd mixture of trust fund brats and retired divorcees.The USP: Connect with verified millionaires Pros: The site boasts a large portfolio of high earners and offers 24/7 customer service for their members. Luxy does however offer high security to protect your privacy and weeds out people looking for a sugar daddy or mumma.
The fun and well organised events means membership feels a bit more like a club, and less like pin-balling around a vast galaxy of random singletons.And unlike Tinder, users tend to write a bit about themselves, meaning you have more to go on (and sell yourself with) than just your 5 least-worst selfies. Cons: It is notoriously 'glitchy', with messages disappearing and some functions not working properly.Verdict: The app that started it all, Grindr has been helping men who like men improve their sex lives since 2009. The USP: Members are vetted, and they also run IRL singles events.Cons: Just because you both like Kings of Leon doesn't really mean you're made for each other...Verdict: A nice concept and considering music is a personal passion that connect a lot of people, Tastebuds actually has more of a USP than most niche interest apps.
Cons: If the date goes horribly, there are no assurances you won't bump into her when you're buying milk a few days later.