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20-Jul-2016 12:16

According to the site’s ad preferences my interests include cat pheromones and the nasal septum — the kind of hobbies you expect to read in a police profile of a serial killer. My 117 eclectic passions include bodybuilding (I haven’t stepped in a gym in years), royalty (I’m a republican), “building toys” (I don’t have kids) and anatomy (again: not a serial killer).

In a stopped-clock vein, Google does get a few right, though: dogs, cycling and films.

I gave it up for two years when I was with my boyfriend and didn’t miss it but now that I’m single again it does become a little habit. Grindr sells itself as “the best gay dating app” and yes as far as technology goes it is the simpler of the apps out there.

Each day I tried a different approach to see what would be most effective, though I never lied or posted fake photographs.

Happn launched in the UK last summer and claims 250,000 Londoners have used it already, with a further 140,000 outside the capital — and there are more “crushes” (when you like someone and they like you back, or you charm them and they accept) made here than anywhere else in the world.

Invented by three Frenchmen, it is taking on the might of Tinder, which has an estimated 1.2m London users, by matching people according to their location (it shows you a little map to show the rough area where your paths intersected).

But if you're interested, read on for the story of my seven days on Craigslist's Casual Encounters — my failures, near misses, discoveries, insights and successes.

Following that, I interviewed two women to learn how they used the site successfully for their own fulfillment.

Ranging from the apps that Cupid would be proud of to the apps that try and fail miserably there are literally countless numbers of apps out there for you to chose from. Now if you haven’t heard of Grindr then where have you been for the last five years or so?