Who uses internet dating sites

Pros: Uses compatibility testing to match you with someone who shares the same worldview as you.

Pitches itself as the site to go to for ‘serious, lasting relationships’ and marriage – which may well be refreshing to some in the current dating climate.

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But size isn’t everything – as anyone who has just wrapped up a three-hour swiping session on Tinder will attest.

Too many members with no filter can result in either hours of swiping to find someone you fancy, or hundreds of messages in your inbox that you’ll never have time to read.

When she reduced her height to 5ft 9in, that rocketed to almost 2,000.

It seems unavoidable that if we have filters and tick-boxes for features and likes or dislikes, we could be cutting off literally thousands of potential suitors because of something we might have thought minor or irrelevant if we met in the flesh.

But too many filters and rigid check-boxes can have you dismiss huge numbers of people at once – something that apps like Bumble, Happn and Tinder tried to do away with (though that brings its own set of issues).

One 5ft 10in user reports she saw only 400 potential men to browse when she logged in to Psychologists and dating experts guide you through each step of the process – including messaging, which is somewhat structured and scripted – and there’s an anonomisation function for calling.There’s currently a 7-day free trial to communicate with matches for free until 1 January.You can connect with Facebook so getting started is much quicker than with other sites.A one step Facebook log-in process leads on to a few simple questions (the most obvious – height, kids, whether you drink or smoke), a description and a photo – then you are in. To use the site fully – sending unlimited messages to other members – payment is required.It’s a softly, softly approach – excellent for those new to internet dating or nervous about entering the melee, or using a fast-food dating app like Tinder.