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A new dating app which promises to mix up the way we look for love has just gone to live – and thousands of singletons are already signed up.

Instead of spending evening after evening scrolling through potential matches, Thursday will only let you log on once a week.

And it's also calling for the end of days and days of boring small talk, encouraging people to match and meet all on the same day.

The free app went live earlier this week and more than 40,000 people have already created profiles ahead of the first dating day today.

Founders George Rawlings and Matt McNeill Love told The Mirror: "For all those single people out there looking to get back into dating, Thursday has now officially launched with our first live day being today, so you not only do you have an official day of the week to date but our concept also means the rest of the week is free to catch up with friends and focus on you.

The app is now live
(Image: Thursday)

"Thursday is not a hookup app, it’s a day for dating.

"Our focus is getting our members to meet other members face to face. But as always encourage them to follow government guidelines."

The app itself is very similar to others already on the market in terms of the format, with users picking five photos and sharing a bit of information following prompts – like and dislikes, interests and so on.

But Thursday also offers a 'stories' option similar to other social media sites, which allow users to share short video clips with potential matches that are automatically deleted after 24 hours.

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All matches and conversation disappear at midnight on Thursday, so you have to act quickly and be a bit spontaneous if you want to find someone special.

George and Matt tell us: "The launch has gone incredibly well so far. We are 4th on Google Play for dating apps. 8th on the App Store Global Top Charts. Approximately 40k profiles created across London and NYC.

"Of course with all first versions of app releases we have found bugs, but we fix them as quickly as possible and are grateful that people have taken to the app so quickly.

"We’re improving it every single day, working around the clock. The team are excited about the first Thursday and are looking forward to making a record number of dates happen on one day.

"That all our members will have the opportunity to go on a date. Our estimates at this stage, based on our numbers, is that we’ll be facilitating a minimum of 10,000 dates all on one day!

"That’s very exciting – probably a world record to get that many people simultaneously first dating one one day. Let alone the fact it’s our first Thursday since the release."

All members are verified before they join using either a driving licence or passport and the app has report features users can use if anyone makes them feel uncomfortable.