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Tech and dating: How you can score funding and help millions find love

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If you’re aged between 18 and 34, the chances are that looking for love – or hooking up – will involve a lot of right and left swiping on Tinder, as opposed to engaging in some good old-fashioned bar flirting.

But while US giant Tinder – now available in more than 190 countries and registering an average of 1.4 billion swipes every day – may have become synonymous with dating tech, there’s no reason to feel disheartened if you’re a tech entrepreneur looking to crack the market.

Online dating is a lucrative industry – recent research estimates that dating apps contribute a staggering £1bn to the UK economy every year – so it’s hardly surprising that new services, both big and small, are springing up faster than you can say ‘I love you’....