Hinge has been heralded as the ‘sophisticated Tinder’ – an app that works in a similar way, but isn’t so tuned into the premise of casual digital dating.Instead, the app attempts to connect people who are already in extended friendship circles.By matching users with friends of friends (like Tinder, it uses Facebook as its underlying database), it should appeal to the man who's interested in refined dating, not here-today-forgotten-tomorrow-morning flings. If Essex were a dating app, Fuzzy Banter would be it.
No, it’s because Fuzzy Banter is exactly what its name suggests: farcical fun for lads in chinos, possibly flying off to Marbella.
Dyer himself said: "It's like Tinder, but with more b******s and mystery." There’s that reference to Tinder again – but this time it goes in the opposite direction to Hinge; instead moving into the territory of less charm, more unabashed naughtiness.
Fuzzy Banter offers the intriguing prospect of not being able to see possible matches, which may well appeal for the more outlandish men among us.
Millions of people, two thirds of whom are apparently men, now use their smartphones to find that special someone.
As a result, the proliferation of love/hookup tools over the past two years has been frankly astounding. With so many to choose from, each offering their own intriguing if slightly odd take on making love happen through the waves of an i Phone, it’s hard to know how best to get it on.
You can’t talk about dating apps without mentioning Tinder.
It’s ubiquitous; ingrained into current western culture in the same way as Nando’s and Uber.
The design is unequivocally straightforward: you're shown a profile of a fellow dater selected on the basis of a few of your stated preferences, and you swipe right if you're interested or left if you're not.
It's simple but effective: Tinder's right and left swiping function is now the blueprint for most dating apps.
It’s estimated that well over 50 million use Tinder every month, and over half are men.
It appeals to blokes because of its straight-shooting ease – and the fact that it often attracts people vying for a fling, rather than marriage.