Tinder may have rock solid reputation for being the hookup app, but there's a new player in town.Casual X is an app that caters exclusively to people who want encounters with no strings attached.Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do differently and what sets them apart.
Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?
This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.
Also, spend too much time on it and you start getting paranoid you're seeing 'someone you liked on Happn' every time you sit in your local cafe. This means having a handy mutual connection to discuss / slag off when you meet up for drinks.
Verdict: One of the most effective – and convenient – dating apps out there. Cons: It's all a little too close to home: what's to stop her feeding your dating tekkers back to your pal?
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.
So they offer several features to protect your identity, such as private albums and a pattern lock, which is basically just a gesture password.
You'll need to use the lock each each time you open the app.
Who wants to date somebody who like Chihuahuas after all?
The USP: Gives you the chance to tell your friends (rather than strangers) that you want to sleep with them.