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Men are invited to fill out a form, and Jan and Hannah sort through the applicants together, contacting whoever Jan is interested in.

Named The Sea (as in, "plenty of fish in…"), the site was designed and written by her 27-year-old daughter Hannah, and looks more modern and vibrant than dating websites."I think earlier on there was an idea of it as a hook-up-type site, but I think everybody sees it as not just a grubby site specifically for sexual liaisons.Now, it's a little bit edgy but still credible in terms of meeting someone on it,." he says.In Auckland I felt like there wasn't a lot of choice," she says. She mainly used Find Someone, and had some serious relationships, including one man with whom she had a child.But the novelty wore off, and she began to feel like she wasn't going to find The One on there."Traditionally, you'd roll up to a bar, have a couple of drinks and take a chance.

With Tinder, you can glean a bit from their information and you meet them somewhere like a busy bar, so it's not too awkward or spooky." His most recent date was with a woman he'd connected with prior to his nine-month relationship.

"I also like the fact you're not seeing everybody that's seeing you.

I hate that thing about online dating – notifications that say 'these people are looking at you.' I like that you match if they think the same thing, or if they like you." TYPES TO AVOIDYou quickly learn the types to avoid, says Joanna: men whose photos feature a gun, a motorbike, or their ex-partner.

Joanna would recommend the app, but cautions: "I would say keep your expectations kind of low."What's missing, she believes, is the chemistry that takes place when you meet someone sans screens.

"When you meet somebody in person, it's what makes you want to see that person again.

"Based on the people I know on Tinder, it is a little less serious, more 'lets hook up and have sex'." IN PRAISE OF TINDER Not so, says Hamish Aitcheson, a Tinder-using 57-year-old father of two.