They became an internet sensation after it emerged they were messaging for three years without meeting, deliberately taking ages to reply.
In 2016, there was a record number of offences related to dating apps - with 50 sex crimes involving Tinder and Grindr being reported to Scotland Yard in the six months to June.
Online dating presents an effective solution to a serious problem.
Browsing profiles isn’t nearly as time-consuming (or daunting) as mixing with people in a social context.
Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.
The popularity of online dating is being driven by several things but a major factor is time.
A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.Daters can swipe right to "like" a profile and left to reject it.Two people who have "liked" each other's profiles are deemed a match, and can beginning messaging via the app.Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.It’s estimated that by 2040, 70% of us will have met our significant other online.