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Instead it only lets you match with people who share your mutual friends - and it shows you a new ‘batch’ of users every day.As the internet plays an ever greater part in our social lives, with sites such as Facebook helping us to keep in touch with our friends, it's inevitable that we also use it to help us run our love lives as well.

The bonus is that users can fill in a lot of information about themselves, so you can tell who's after casual sex and who wants more.

A possible drawback could be a limited number of users – those figures aren’t available online - but it does look like a good app if music plays a significant part in your life and loves.

Cost: Free Unlike Tinder, Hinge doesn’t let you swipe through an unlimited number of potential matches.

Taboo or not, the practice certainly isn't new.

Personal ads have a history going back at least 300 years, according to a new book on the subject entitled "Classified: The Secret History of the Personal Column" (Random House Books, 2009).

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