Special features include; the most beautiful singles – users can vote for the ones they like, participate, and join the Top 100 members. The unique feature being that users can find potential ‘mates’ on a map and meet and date new people nearby.

Tagged Countries: Sierra Leone A flirt, meet, chat app, Tagged has over 300m people on it and is said to the leading social network for meeting new people.

Be Naughty (BN) Dating Countries: Nigeria BN is one of Nigeria’s highest grossing apps.

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This dating platform is used by over 25 million people worldwide.

Grindr Countries: Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia An app specifically designed for homosexual or bisexual men, Grindr is a social network that allows gay, same sex, bisexual men to chat and meet each other.

The uptake of apps across the continent has been surprisingly high, in Kenya 99% of internet access is from a mobile device, 61% of views on BBC’s mobile site are from Nigeria and in South Africa 84% of mobile users have downloaded a mobile app.

According to Mobi Thinking Africa, the top mobile activities for mobile-only users are related to apps: downloading games (55%), downloading music (54%) and social networking (52%).

Speed Date Countries: Ghana, Sierra Leone One of the world’s fastest growing dating apps, Speed Date has 13m users worldwide.

The site offers singles the ability to have real dates in real time and start chatting immediately.Zoosk is exploding in popularity with LGBT singles, and it boasts one of the slickest apps on the market.Getting started is free and easy, as is finding like-minded singles in and around any zip code.Countries: Ghana AYI is a very simple dating mobile dating Facebook app specifically made for grown-up singles.The app is fully integrated with Facebook, allowing users to browse and upload photos, see who likes them, and see who messaged them.With more than seven million guys in 192 countries, the app claims that “there are always more than 300,000 guys online at any moment!