But despite such impressive figures, many people feel the initial shine of Tinder is fading with the app now saturated with dick pics, scams and time-wasters - a 2016 study concluded that men frequently swipe right on pictures with no objective other than a potential ego boost from a match.In the same way people feel our physical interactions are being damaged by our obsession with social media, Tinder is threatening to kill off the spontaneous bar chat-up, an approach made thrilling by not knowing if someone is interested in you.still swiping.
Founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen took the name from a list of fire-related words, an early indication the pair were looking to find sparks and create heat between people, not necessarily happily ever afters.
Tinder stubbornly refused to tread the traditional territory of promising you'll find 'the one'.
Meanwhile there are plenty of more niche dating sites ready to plug the gap which place greater emphasis on finding a unique connection.
Whether it is the recently released Hater, which matches people based on shared dislikes, or Feeld, an app for polyamorus couples to meet unicorns.
Her list of 'dos' included remembering to call parents once a week, saying 'thank you', and opening your heart to love.
But despite her tips, it seems that Dame Helen has not always managed to stick to her own rules.Outside the world of apps, an e Harmony report into dating in 2040 predicts an increase in assessing our biology and using advanced technology to find a partner.It predicted 'virtual reality dating' will be made possible by digital projections of smell, taste and even touch, making our use of our 2D photographs to judge people seem very outdated.Although she warned the graduates not to smoke, the Prime Suspect star has also confessed that she used to smoke marijuana.12 September 2012 was a landmark day for technology as two former high school friends launched an app which would alter how millions of people communicate.Dame Helen made her five rules the basis for her 2017 commencement address at Tulane University in Louisiana, then offered a host of additional life tips to the students, urging them not to confuse sex with love, to ignore anyone who judges the way they look, and to call their parents once a week.