When was the last time you struck up a conversation with a complete stranger at a bar, snared a boyfriend through a blind date or had a fling with some guy you met at a random concert? Everyone knows that the dating scene is online - unless you're willing to televise your quest for love and sign up for the second series of First Dates, in which case, bravo.Whether you've been on 100 online dates or have resigned yourself to the fact that you'll most likely die alone or worse, are considering allowing your mum to play matchmaker (because Tom from next door seems like husband material), in 2016, finding that perfect match is an art form.A dating app that reduces the chance of harassment? The expert: I really like the idea of this app because it creates a safe environment for women online.It's also the perfect opportunity for women to take control. I find that women are more cautious when it comes to initiating contact but this could be the perfect way to eradicate the 'damsel in distress' attitude, where women are seen as 'needing a man' to take the lead.
Civil partnerships Following the introduction of the Marriages Act 2015, you should note that with effect from , civil partnerships or civil unions from outside the jurisdiction will no longer be recognised in Ireland.And if you've still feel hesitant about swiping right, more celebrities than you think have used their phones in pursuit of love.If it's good enough for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Lily Allen, Matthew Perry and Hilary Duff, well, it's good enough for you.It will definitely encourage me to make the first move more often and it is empowering to be in the driving seat for a change.The slogan: "Find the people you've crossed paths with" Availability: i Phone and Android Cost: Free The low-down: Have you ever seen Mr Dreamy on the bus only for him to get off three stops before you, vanishing forever?The serial dater: I would never chat a guy up or ask for someone's number, I couldn't deal with the rejection, so this was way out of my comfort zone, but I did love the fact that I had all the power.