It's become known as the fast-moving app for fast-moving singles, mostly looking for fast-love. I first tried Tinder – the no-nonsense app whereby you quickly browse photos and swipe to the right if you like the look of someone and to the left if you don't – last summer.
Valentine's Day is almost upon us and I'm writing this fresh from an offer of marriage. But as with many things in Italy, dating etiquette on the app seemed to be anything but fast.
My suitor made his proposal while I was having a coffee on Sunday morning. Once you've dismissed all the half-naked selfies with a swift swipe to the left and matched with someone who looks appealing, it takes a little time to move beyond the “Ciao principessa!
"Overall, I've been pretty impressed by the quality of men on there," she says.
"Of course, you get your fair share of chancers but there are lots of professional people who genuinely seem to be looking for relationships." But what do Italians make of the online dating world?
When it comes to finding love here, she says "anything can happen" and that guys are "much more likely to pick you up directly".