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Topics: Tinder vs. Happn vs. OkCupid: What's The BEST Dating App.

Some people enjoy being single but, perhaps because I'm an identical twin, for me it's purgatory. Nonetheless I found myself single having - wrongly I suspect - prioritised work and travel for too long.

So for the BBC's Horizon, I decided to see if using a scientific approach on dating sites and apps could help boost my chances of finding a match.

My first problem was getting noticed. For me, writing a dating profile is the hardest and most unpleasant part of online dating - the idea of having to endure the kind of dreadful introspection (and accompanying self-recriminations) that would be involved in coming up with a brief description of myself was extremely unpleasant.

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Now, 44-year-old Anna, of Ross Gardens, has launched a petition calling for a change in the law to act as a deterrent against men or women misrepresenting themselves online.

Anna said: “I am a victim of a catfish approach. Using a fake profile and online identity as a platform to lure women or men for sex should be illegal, but it’s not.

“The result is the other party believing they are beginning a real relationship with the hope of a future together and having sex is part of that believed relationship.”