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On the other end of the spectrum is Plenty of Fish.
Lester says her friend branded POF the 'TK Maxx of dating' because while you can find great stuff, it takes a bit of rummaging.
Some more common pitfalls are using too many group shots, including pics with your ex, or shots taken at your wedding (yes, really), too many selfies (what does that say about you? That any adult would choose to include pictures of children on a dating website has always struck me as inappropriate and bizarre. With Tinder's success (50 million users worldwide) it was inevitable that other fast, fun apps would follow, and Karl Gregory of says the emergence of wearable technology is set to have a huge impact on how we access online dating sites in the future.
In the last 12 months we've seen the launch of Happn (which uses GPS tracking and then lists people you have crossed paths with), Daatch (a new app for lesbian daters which just launched in Ireland) and Bumble, the brainchild of former-Tinder exec Whitney Wolfe.
Whatever site you choose, the important thing is not to stagnate, according to Lester.
When it starts to feel like a job rather than fun, take a break and pick up again in a few months. With so many free options available, you might wonder if it's worth it to pay for online dating. Members of sites like e Harmony, which requires members to fill out lengthy questionnaires, and charges membership fees of up to £40 per month, are usually looking for serious, long-term relationships.
Free sites will have more members (so more choice) but that means more admin on your side.
Wading through thousands of options might sound like fun in the beginning but leads to online dating burnout.
Dating events are a huge growth area and lots of sites from My Single Friend and Get now organise anything from speed dating and pub quizzes to champagne tasting and cookery classes.
Many sites have an auto renewal function so make sure you untick it if you don't want to continue to be charged.
Remember too that even free apps and websites are making money out of you somehow.
I still remember the worst thing I ever read on a dating profile: "As well as a pretty face you should have an intoxicating soul, I want to drown in your aura" which brings me to the next point made by e Harmony.
"Don't indulge the inner narcissist", meaning "don't demand that your future partner love, worship, and adore you.
Bumble is a "social discovery app" which aims to take the sleaze and cheesy pick-up lines out of dating, making it a "safe and respectful" for men and women, or there is Trueview, which Charly Lester describes as "Tinder with more information" including height, occupation and a larger profile.