By David Wygant The new casual dating app Tinder has been all over the news lately, so I wanted to find out for myself what all the rage was all about. So, I downloaded the app and loaded it up. It's like the Twitter of dating.
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You have characters or less to tell possible dates what you're all about. That really isn't an easy thing to do. How can people give an interesting description of themselves that briefly? So, anyway I set up my profile and got started.
I spent a whole weekend looking at pictures of women! All you do is look at pictures of people and say whether you find them attractive or not. If you find them attractive and they find you attractive, it's a match and you go from there. The amazing thing about Tinder is it meets men's need for instant gratification. These were pictures of real women or they appeared to be!
They weren't Sports Illustrated models or movie stars. These looked like real, attainable women. These were real women men could look at, and fantasize about meeting and sleeping with. They're local women who logged into the app only a few hours ago. It's like cocaine for the mind. Picture after picture, and you don't even have to read the descriptions. All it does is trigger all the same feelings guys have when they were young and stole their Dad's first Playboy.
All Tinder does is feed that caveman part of a male brain. I felt like I was looking through some kind of weird catalogue. I didn't have to say or do anything, except hit X or heart to say whether I was interested. Then the reality set in. I'm a good-looking guy, and I got no responses from women. I Tinder-ed women of all ages. Younger girls who said they liked older men, and older women who said they liked younger men. I messaged the exact kind of women I know from experience normally check me out when I'm in public.
All of a sudden, I got a response from this blonde woman I messaged. I was excited to see what her message said. Turns out she was a phone sex girl, or happy ending girl, selling her services on Tinder. She had blonde hair, big breasts, and she was every "man's" dream.
This girl makes a fortune and she doesn't have to advertise or anything. She just puts her photos on Tinder, writes her prices over her half naked body and waits. She'll get all the men who basically get shut out and frustrated by the whole process.
I can only imagine how many heart matches women get. Men probably sit their heart matching every woman on there, hoping one will get back to them. It's so funny that the symbol for a match is a heart too. This app is far from making love connections. It's all about look connections! Obviously, I'm the wrong age for Tinder.
Then again, I saw women very close to my age and they still didn't respond. They were probably swamped by every man within a five-mile radius of them. The odds are stacked so far against guys on sites like this.
If you've ever tried online dating as a man you'll know what I mean. It can be torturous. You can write 50 incredible emails to women, but if you're one year out of their search range, she's not going to email you back.
And women are inundated with responses from men non-stop. Tinder might be great for people in their 20s. You're young; it's all a bit of fun and superficial. It's amazing how much times have changed. Now we're so driven by technology, you can spend your life "talking" to people on your phone or computer and never actually see anyone.
I've even seen two people texting each other on their phones and then bumping into each other in the street. There's this weird serendipitous moment where the two phones touch each other, and the electricity and chemistry begins to flow!
Our world has changed. Dating is no longer about flirting, and all about Tinder-ing! Tinder just capitalized on the way we've become as a society.
What happened to the days where we didn't walk around with our phones to see if we had any Tinder matches? I think we need to get back to real life interactions. It's not going to be easy to train people out of instant gratification, but when you think about it, it actually leads to more frustration and loneliness.
I'd like to hear from all of you. How many of you have had good experiences with online dating or Tinder? How many of you have become frustrated and disheartened by it all?
I mean after 48 hours I felt a little uglier as a person. In fact, if I wasn't as secure as a person, or I had any issues with looks or social anxiety, 48 hours on Tinder would send me over the edge. You put a picture of yourself up, and after 48 hours, nobody finds you attractive.
You've lost all your looks. You no longer have it. The world decided you're ugly. Unless you have a very thick skin, you should stay well away from places like Tinder. They'll destroy what little confidence you have. Imagine sending out hearts and not one-person contacts you back.
How are you going to feel about yourself? If you want to feel lousy about life, spend a day or two on Tinder. If you want to feel good about yourself, and enjoy proper human connection, work on your social skills instead. Get out there, talk to people, and start living in the real world. Tinder won't do anything but make you forget about the beauty you truly are. Email Advertisement Now that Tinder is charging for its services, it might be time to turn to one of the many other dating apps available.
Since its launch, Tinder has quickly become one of the most popular forms of online dating. Profiles consist only of a first name, an age, a character description, and up to six photos. The app only allows users to exchange messages if two users match by both swiping right on each other.
While there are definitely stories about people meeting their significant others on Tinder, those stories tend to be the exception rather than the rule! Until recently, one of the biggest draws to Tinder was that it was completely free. Even for devoted Tinder users, this update has been a bit of a disillusionment and many are now looking for an app to take its place. This is especially true since recent updates have made the apps more intuitive, more interactive, and more open to different dating preferences.
Plenty of Fish offers a lot of different features. These features provide you with a lot of different options when choosing how to interact with others online, but the several different kinds of notifications can also become confusing!
But if online dating is where you're at right now, OkCupid is the best service, free or paid, available on the market today. In addition to this, Ok Cupid has a much more streamlined design than Plenty of Fish, while still offering more options for connecting with potential matches than Tinder does.
In fact, even the classic apps often had an option to do this kind of matching with others! It's time for a frank discussion!
What I learned from interviews was that online dating is equally painful for men and for women, but for very different reasons. Read More are often quite different from those of men.
Badoo has places for users to list their interests and demographic information, as well as a space on their profile dedicated to awards that can be won by being active on the app. I did find that the interface for this app was more confusing than most of the others on this list — sometimes I would end up on a page without being entirely sure how I got there. These apps may not be super popular yet, but apps like these ones that use mobile platforms to facilitate in-person connections could easily end up being the future of online dating.
How About We cuts right to the first date, whatever your ideal first date may be. Users fill out a suggestion for a date that they would like to go on, and are then able to browse other date ideas from people nearby. This is a fun way of keeping online dating focused on the people around you, and is a creative way to express your personality without filling out a questionnaire.
Best of all, you know that whether or not you like the person you meet up with, you are sure to enjoy the activity that you have planned!
Happn walks the line between really cool and really creepy.