Forget about bars, clubs and singles nights – dating apps are the new normal and far from killing romance, they've made it easier to find than ever.
You can find your life partner or your next casual fling from the couch, on the bus, in the office, pretty much wherever your phone is. Then swipe right and read on for our top dating apps that Australians use.
In 2015 Tinder announced that 15% of the Australian population had joined the app.Tinder is free but there are premium features like the ability to see who's swiped right on you, which start from .99 for one month.Once a match is made, the first party has 24 hours to make contact, and the other 24 hours to reply, or the match expires – a great motivator if you're feeling shy.1.1 million Australians are on Bumble according to which means your chances of finding a match are pretty good.Some people love Tinder's simplicity, while others hate it.
But when it comes to dating apps, the sheer number of potential matches makes Tinder difficult to ignore.
The app itself is free but there's a premium version that will let you sneak peak who's swiped right on you, starting from .99 for one week.
Available on: Google Play, App Store Hinge positions itself as the "relationship app", claiming that three out of four first dates set up through the app lead to second dates, and that it is the number one mobile-first dating app mentioned in the Wedding section.
You find matches in the standard Tinder way but once a match is made, the woman has to send the first message (unless you've made a same-sex match, in which case, either party is free to make the first move).
This cuts out the problem many women have experienced on dating apps of being bombarded by too many messages from men, and is also intended to empower women and subvert traditional dating stereotypes.
The app is free to use with some premium features like read receipts available for .99 per month.