Who you actually find: A passable stranger who hasn't decided yet, but wants to text a lot anyways. Who you actually find: Bored travelers who just used their last minute of free airport wi-fi to get this app. Who you actually find: A flighty 23-year-old who likes talking about his abdominals.
It is: An elite app for celebrities, models, artists, and other generally cultured people. It is: An app that literally tracks you, showing you when and how often you cross paths with other users. Who you want to find: The girl with the dimples you've seen at the corner store twice.
Moving on to more modern dating apps (although RSVP and e Harmony have incorporated apps, they are still far more browser-centric services), the most obvious contender is Tinder.
Tinder has a very young skew, with 50 per cent of users aged 18-24, 34 per cent aged 25-35 and only eight per cent aged 35-44.
Who you actually find: A hundred women who never move past the first swipe. The catch: Faking chemistry with one person is one thing. Who you want to find: Two ungodly attractive individuals who you will never have to see again. Who you want to find: A casually attractive hook-up.
Who you actually find: Two similarly inexperienced individuals who won't make this any less awkward. Who you actually find: A casually attractive hook-up, but only after 37 failed attempts. The catch: You gotta make over $200K a year or be voted in based purely on your looks.
There is also a more even split in demographics compared to newer sites, with 48 per cent of users being aged between 26 and 40, and 34 per cent aged between 41 and 60.
Using RSVP involves a fairly simple search system, with no 'compatibility' features integrated unless you are a paid member.Who you want to find: A one-night stand who supplies the Dom Perignon and cashmere blankets.Who you actually find: A one-night stand who is already bored with you.Its approach is quite different to RSVP's however, requiring you to fill out a detailed questionnaire that will let you indicate just what you're looking for in a match.e Harmony then uses 'science' to find you the matches with the highest likelihood of compatibility.How about finding a dietary partner on Gluten Free Singles, an animal-lover on Date My Pet, or a literary companion on Alikewise?