While there is no official handbook or rule guide, most dating apps operate more or less the same way.
If you absolutely hate it, you can always delete the app and forget it ever happened.
Pew reports that those who have tried dating apps and sites have somewhat mixed feelings about the experience, with most having a positive outlook even as they also recognize some downsides.
So, while the vast majority (80 per cent) of those who have used online dating agree it’s a good way to meet people, almost half (45 per cent) reckon it’s also more dangerous than other ways of meeting people.
Our Bronze Award winner, Ok Cupid, allows for a combination of suggested matches and matches that you essentially make yourself by using an array of search filters.
There are fewer types of communication with this site, though.