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The Schengen Agreement enables border-free travel in much of the EU, as the Nine more EU countries joined in , after the EU's eastward enlargement in There is no date yet for Cyprus, which joined the EU in , or for . The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. Since no checks are carried out at the borders between Schengen states, EU during a 6 months period following the date of first entry") continues to apply. Tinder was the most downloaded dating app in 18 countries and came a close Map showing Europe's most downloaded dating apps in Egypt and Saudi Arabia use apps that have little popularity beyond their borders. "Before the apps, they used to have dating websites - people my age would.
Tinder was the most downloaded dating app in 18 countries and came a close second to Badoo in many others. Europe There is fierce competition between the two biggest apps here.
Tinder dominates northern countries; Badoo is top in the east and south. In German-speaking countries, Lovoo - developed in the city of Dresden - is number one.
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If there's no chemistry, there's no chemistry Andy, 45, London Andy, 45, from Scotland, lives in London and has been married and divorced twice. He has a year-old daughter from his first marriage. He's been using Tinder for several years. Everyone else on the app is doing exactly the same thing. At the meeting, it's instantly recognisable that neither of you can live up to the expectations and you part company.
The fallout is the trip home, where you feel crushed and defeated and you know you're going back to square one to start the whole process again.
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Andy's "rollercoaster ride" Duration: The whole process is very addictive, but it's very soul-destroying. The addictive part tends to come mainly from the loneliness, which is the whole reason that we're on this and we're trying to find someone to keep us company.
In China, Momo is trying to escape its origins as a dating app and become a social network. Parents don't think you'll get a good partner Shruti, 30, Delhi, India Shruti, 30, and Nitin, 31, live in Delhi and work in finance. They found each other on TrulyMadly, an Indian-made app, which came second to Tinder in terms of downloads in They got married in November. In South Korea dating apps rank very poorly compared with other apps Middle East Egypt and Saudi Arabia use apps that have little popularity beyond their borders.
Apart from Egypt, the only other country where Frim has a foothold is Russia. She does not want to reveal her identity because dating is not accepted in her culture.
I'm trying to find some friends around the world. I'm trying to find people with an open mind, who are kind, intelligent, smart.
People who really try to know and discover others. I have a lot of traditions. But at the same time, I am of an age where I can recognise what is right or wrong.
I tell them from the first day I am only offering friendship. Most of them don't accept - they want to take the relationship to a second level. But some of them say they need the same.
I have made more than five friends this way. They are very very unique relationships. But they know me very well and they know that I will not do something bad. At the same time, I have to be careful about the traditions, about my religion It took effect in Which countries are part of the agreement?
Those four are Iceland and Norway sinceSwitzerland since and Liechtenstein since Nine more EU countries joined inafter the EU's eastward enlargement in The EU explains the evolution of Schengen here.
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Chris Morris explains how the Schengen area was created Are other countries going to remove border checks too? Andorra and San Marino are not part of Schengen, but they no longer have checks at their borders.
There is no date yet for Cyprus, which joined the EU inor for Bulgaria and Romania joined in or Croatia joined in Which EU countries are not in Schengen?
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The UK and Republic of Ireland have opted out. The UK wants to maintain its own borders, and Dublin prefers to preserve its free movement arrangement with the UK - called the Common Travel Area - rather than join Schengen. The SIS enables police forces across Europe to share data on law enforcement. It includes data on stolen cars, court proceedings and missing persons.
How have the Paris attacks and the migrant crisis affected Schengen? Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hungary - inside Schengen - was a magnet for migrants hoping to reach Germany Schengen is often criticised by nationalists and Eurosceptics who say it is an open door for migrants and criminals.
The 13 November Paris attacks, which killed people, prompted an urgent rethink of the Schengen agreement. There was alarm that killers had so easily slipped into Paris from Belgium, and that some had entered the EU with crowds of migrants via Greece. Inthe influx of more than a million migrants - many of them Syrian refugees - also greatly increased the pressure on politicians, and one after another, EU states re-imposed temporary border controls.
In December, the European Commission proposed a major amendment to Schengen, expected to become law soon. Most non-EU travellers have their details checked against police databases at the EU's external borders.