We have compared the best dating sites and apps in the UK to help you in your journey, just in time for cuffing season.

Having avoided being tied down all summer, it can be an adjustment when signing up to a dating service.

In the summer, when the sun is shining and the temperature is warm, we are more content to remain single.

The matchmaking system can be used and it's possible to send ice-breakers, but emails can't be sent or opened until you upgrade to premium. Continue with ice-breakers and blurry pictures, or find your perfect match for cuffing season? The key differences are the interface colours and mobile support which Dating Direct lacks.

The site utilises its matching algorithm to carefully pick six different members that it predicts will work for you.

Whether they do or not is something you will have to try for yourself.

Then — as simple as it gets — you are asked the question: If you opt for yes, then that person is informed that you are interested in them.

As the leaves turn from green to crispy shades of Autumn however, we yearn for companionship.

Much like a bear, our natural intuition tells us to bunker down and protect ourselves from the oncoming cold.

That means movie marathons, duvet days, and ideally someone to hug and to hold.

As the cold weather bites, you owe it to yourself to find that special someone, even if what you are really searching for is a human-sized hot water bottle.

Dating app Happn , which launched in the UK in May , allows people to see who they have crossed paths with in real life.