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.

A full 1,600 men would have unknowingly discounted this amazing person because of 2.5cm of extra leg length – and she would have continued to find internet dating limited and unsuccessful.

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.

One 5ft 10in friend reports she saw only 400 potential men to browse when she logged in to

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

We wish sites would be more transparent about their fees.

However, they do have a live help service at their homepage to talk you through joining.

According to its website, 3nder, pronounced 'threen-der', is geared towards 'all swingers, newbies, curious and experienced' who are 'discriminated by society the same way gay people were 15 years ago'.

This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).

Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.

e Harmony is another massive player, with 3 million users signed up.

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