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Bumble is a "social discovery app" which aims to take the sleaze and cheesy pick-up lines out of dating, making it a "safe and respectful" for men and women, or there is Trueview, which Charly Lester describes as "Tinder with more information" including height, occupation and a larger profile.

STAY SAFE ONLINE: Karl Gregory, UK and European MD of match.com, says personal safety online should be a "top concern", so take heed.

Statistics show that online dating is the third most common way for people to meet a partner (after 'through friends' and 'in a pub') and soon, industry insiders predict, half of all relationships will start online.

Right now (post-Valentine's Day) is a boom period, driving even more singles to look for love online, so whether you are trying it for the first time or bolstering yourself to give it another go, here's what you need to know.

"Write them quickly, don't overthink it and check your grammar and spelling" is Lester's rule of thumb.

She's right, I once received a message from a guy online asking why I liked men with 'breads'; I meant beards.

Profiles that start with "Not sure what I should write here..." are another bugbear of mine.

Also, it goes without saying that lying (about your age, height, job or marital status) is a pretty bad way to start.

I've read things like, "if you are vain, conceited or selfish don't bother getting in touch", which not only makes you sound bitter and twisted but will also ensure no one ever messages you.

By signing up you are giving them access to your profile and personal information (name, age, location, sexual preference etc) which they sell to third parties and vendors.

WRITING YOUR PROFILE: This is something many online daters struggle with.

Lots of sites are free to sign up and browse on but will charge you for 'upgrades' or add-ons to message your matches back or to push your profile to the front of the pile (even free-and-easy Tinder has introduced Tinder Plus with extra options, like an 'undo' button, all available for a small fee).

Dating events are a huge growth area and lots of sites from My Single Friend and Get now organise anything from speed dating and pub quizzes to champagne tasting and cookery classes.

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