These are external links and will open in a new window. Swiping right on dating apps is used by millions to find love, but many report feeling frustrated by the process. But apps are the least preferred way to meet someone new despite about half of 16 to year-olds using them, a Radio 1 Newsbeat survey suggests. Karen Jones has been "on and off" dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Plenty of Fish for nine years, but said she feels "relieved" after deleting the apps for good a few months ago. The year-old from Pontyclun said the apps were making her feel depressed.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. Arranged marriages are standard practice in many societies, but the introductions and screening process can be an ordeal for the young people involved - even if they are pleased with the eventual outcome. Some Western Muslims have concluded that online matchmaking can help reduce embarrassment.
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