The Sun Online tried it out for authenticity - but it only appeared to work in some cases.
In a much happier tale, Ohio students Josh Avsec and Michelle Aendas who matched back in September 2014 are being sent on a dream date to Hawaii.
They became an internet sensation after it emerged they were messaging for three years without meeting, deliberately taking ages to reply.
A website Swipebuster claims it will help people see if their other half has a Tinder profile.
If you pay the site a fiver with your credit card or on Pay Pal, it will search the depths of the popular app for a specific name, age and location.
Two people who have "liked" each other's profiles are deemed a match, and can beginning messaging via the app.
The app includes the option to unmatch and delete other users, and report people who may have been offensive.
The platform offers a nice range of features including video chat, group chat, free calls, chat rooms, and unlimited texting.
ICQ, which stands for "I See You," is one of the earliest messaging platforms, having emerged way back in 1996.
Started by an Israeli company called Mirabilis, it was purchased by AOL in 1998, and sold to Mail. Chat rooms are a fun way to make new friends who are interested in the same topics that you are.
ICQ provides a variety of chat rooms on popular topics, including Pokémon and sports.
In 2016, there was a record number of offences related to dating apps - with 50 sex crimes involving Tinder and Grindr being reported to Scotland Yard in the six months to June.