Nowadays, nobody will judge you when you introduce your boyfriend or the guy you are dating, if you say you first met him.
Like in other big cities, it’s almost impossible to find a gay guy in Berlin who doesn’t have at least one dating app on his mobile phone.
But if you’ve recently abandoned the idea of meeting someone IRL and are just just getting into the game of swiping left and right, how do you know where to start?
Which apps are for romance and which are for casual fun?
Cast the first stone who never met someone through a dating app or website.
A decade ago, it was a taboo to reveal the truth, when friends, acquaintances – or mum and dad – asked you where you met your new boyfriend for the first time.
Earlier this year, Vanity Fair declared Tinder as the ultimate place that twentysomethings go to “hit it and quit it”, claiming that the app was solely responsible for a “dating apocalypse”.
While die-hard romantics might agree, others say the app has revolutionised the process of hunting down no-strings fun at relatively little expense. But the pickier you are, the fewer matches you’ll receive, so if you’re looking for a casual hookup - get swiping.
Even though the traditional gay cruising is still a thing in the German capital. Its 3 million users spend an average of 54 minutes a day connected!
Operating with the GPS of your phone or tablet, it helps you find all types of guys nearby.
There are so many dating apps out there that it can be confusing to know which to choose.
For the luddites among you, here’s a quick primer on a few of the more popular ones.
Today January 3 is also set to be the UK’s busiest ever day for online dating, according to Match.com, with dating app users scrolling through an average of 43 profiles and message 22 people on their first day back in the office.