The expert: This sounds like every stalker's dream, I'm not sure I would be convinced of its safety features, but it is a good way to make contact with someone who you've been eyeing from afar.

If you're the shy type, this app is the perfect buffer, if not, ditch the app and start conversation in the real world.

Download the app, create a profile, upload some fabulous pictures, write an equally impressive bio and voila.

But of course, not all dating apps are created equal; which is why we've turned to dating coach and relationship expert David Kavanagh as well as our in-house serial dater to give us their verdict on the apps that deserve to take up space on your home screen.

As soon as I signed up we matched and we're about to go on a first date.

The only downside is that my ex-boyfriend lives nearby so it's like he's literally always on my radar.

A dating app that reduces the chance of harassment? The expert: I really like the idea of this app because it creates a safe environment for women online.

It's also the perfect opportunity for women to take control. I find that women are more cautious when it comes to initiating contact but this could be the perfect way to eradicate the 'damsel in distress' attitude, where women are seen as 'needing a man' to take the lead.The slogan: "The only dating app that brings you one hand-picked quality match per day" Availability: i Phone and android Cost: Free The low-down: If you're plugged into the dating scene online, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the volume of matches and messages you get on dating apps.Sometimes there are so many, scrolling through the mundane deluge of 'Hi, how is your day going,' can seem like a complete chore.Because the app is proximity-based, it also make things easier when it comes to setting up the date.The serial dater: I loved the idea of this app, every morning on my way to work I crossed paths with the same guy, but I was never brave enough to ask him out.Every time you cross paths with someone in real life, their profile shows up on your timeline.