But, dismissing this app would be a mistake, and I can give you 50 million reasons in 196 countries worldwide to convince you. Over the past few months, I've used Tinder Plus (premium subscription / worldwide) to "informally research" Tinder users (women and men) across a wide age-range (25-50) all over the world. Here are examples copied from Tinder profiles in the United States: Not looking for a hook-up, but thanks for the thought . Afraid of matching and chatting with a married person? Oh, but wait, it also happens in bars, restaurants, at speed dating events, and through matchmaking services. Trust your instincts and make sure your partner is on the same page.
Are these women hiding their true intentions about hooking-up? In fact, many find them superficial because of how simple they are. Whatever the case, Tinder is popular and has brought online dating to the masses.
We are by no means “put together.” We have no idea where we are going, what we want or what we are going to do when we get there. I’m not talking about the rules your parents made for you when you were 15 and screaming at your mom to let you sleepover at your boyfriend’s house.
You shoot him a text, letting him know you had a fun night. Two days later, you’re debating whether to write off that apparently perfect person you met on Saturday night, or to pitifully send another text because, maybe, the message didn’t send. We spend our rent money on plane tickets, and we are always searching for something more.
Have you ever stopped yourself from sending a text message because your friend told you it came off as desperate?
Have you ever resisted the urge to sleep with someone because it was only your second date?
I’m talking about those unspoken rules our generation places around dating.
Pictures of potential matches in your area appear on your screen and you like what you see, swipe right. If both parties swipe right, you’ll match and can start a convo. Lowdown: A new app that keeps your naked photos, belfies and sex videos safe and secure.
You can only access the files if you AND the other person(s) involved enter passwords. Your photo and tagline are only displayed for an hour at a time, which also means you’d better move fast.
It links you up to singles who are up for sex in your postcode but remember, the more info you put on about yourself, the more you can see about others.
Verdict: Popular with young professionals (we came across a mix of 20-something chefs, builders, students, musicians and lawyers) who aren’t shy when it comes to no strings sex.