Dating websites for your friends
' – and he never replied," although she admits that maybe having a family member as a mutual connection is a step too far.
While other dating apps, including Tinder and Bumble, currently show your mutual Facebook friends with someone when you're presented with their profile, they don't bring together all your Facebook connections' dating profiles in one place.
According to Badoo, having a mutual connection immediately puts singletons at ease, with 67% of the 10,000 users surveyed on the app saying they'd be more likely to strike up a conversation with someone with whom they shared a mutual friend.
Charlotte, 27, who is currently dating someone she was introduced to by a friend, says hooking up with friends of friends is great and she'd consider using Badoo's tool in future.
Perhaps because our crippling Britishness leaves us unable to say anything nice about ourselves, but having someone else do some of the dating leg work is pretty appealing.
Clearly, we’re a generation who missed the message of Clueless (or y’know, Jane Austen’s Emma) because fixing up our friends is moving with the times.
That's not to say it doesn't sometimes work, but it's nice to have that initial comfort and thing in common."Knowing who someone's friends are gives you "a better idea of who they really are", she adds. "Sometimes if you tell a friend you think their friend is hot, they get weird about it.