He uses Tinder, which is arguably the mother of all dating apps.
Set up in 2012, it provides users the option of meeting singles around them.
He has done things the old-fashioned way: asking friends to set him up, asking colleagues out and striking up conversations with strangers in bars.
This puts 2016 only nominally ahead of 2015 by just 0.01C – within the 0.1C margin of error – but the Met Office said it was clear the planet had now experienced two years of “extremely warm” weather.
While the natural El Niño weather effect played a role, it contributed just 0.2C of warming, compared to 0.9C as a result of the greenhouse gas effect.
It’s common sense, but worth reminding yourself all the same, before you get carried away with the thousands of potential partners you’re about to be viewing. Engage with the person you're interested in over a good month or two before arranging a meet.
This gives you time to be confident that they are who they say they are. Never send money to someone you have never met, no matter the excuse they give.