When people think of dating apps, their first thought is probably of Tinder, specifically because the app first found traction with college-aged kids.But there are other popular dating apps that are up and coming, such as Happn as well as tried and true dating apps like OKCupid, and premium services like E-Harmony. Despite the “hookup” reputation Tinder has there is no denying it's a brilliantly simple app.

But as is often the case online, not everything is as it may first appear –– there's plenty of spam artists and male/female catfish.

"More than four in ten people who use the dating app are already in a relationship.

You can buy 10 charms for £1.49 or up to 300 charms for £23.49. It’s nice seeing people who work in your area or hang out near a pub you frequent.

The problem with Happn is the radius: 250 meters is too large.

The bad thing about Tinder is that it's so superficial (only showing photos of a person by default) that many times people just try to game the system by swiping right on everyone to get the most matches possible and then just start chatting to the ones they only really find attractive.

To combat this Tinder has now limited the amount of swipes you can make and introduced Tinder Plus, a subscription service that gives you back the ability for unlimited swipes and also allows you to search through photos of people in other areas and take back a swipe if you accidentally swiped the wrong way.

Happn uses your phone’s GPS location to search within a 250 meter radius of where you are and will show you other Happn users in the same area.

It doesn’t show you profiles of anyone you haven’t crossed paths with.

And you can even completely falsify an entire identity to make you look more attractive or be more cool than you are without your interests being any the wiser (at least until you actually have to meet).