Since 2012, Tinder has positioned itself as the go-to dating app. With 50 million users across 190 countries, Tinder certainly has enough profiles to keep us swiping forever. You may need a smartphone to be part of what appears to be a dating revolution, but the truth is that all that Tinder stands for is perhaps not as new as we’d imagine. Did you know that the first lonely hearts ad appeared in a newspaper back in 1695? Amazing to think, but it suggests that we’ve always sought ways to widen our circle.