Tinder has been dubbed little more than a “hook up” app by concerned parents and conservative fearmongers, but if you think it’s that easy to find a little fun in the sheets you will be sorely mistaken. The fact that they are on Tinder suggests so, but they would never admit it.
You’ll have to do most of the talking, and expect some hesitancy when trying to arrange a date as your match attempts to decipher whether you are merely a creeper looking to get in her pants or not.
"Don’t forget that most location-based apps have an off button," Davis says.
While not as immediately satisfying as Tinder in that regard, it does add a bit of life to the search for Mr. For guys: You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words?
In the case of Ok Cupid, a picture is worth just about nothing.
” This internet dating stalwart tends to attract individuals often described as “alternative” and is a haven for lonely hipster singles.
While Ok Cupid has always focused on pairing up couples via a match percentage determined by completing a series of questions covering life views, relationship etiquette, and personal opinions, their mobile app has been updated to include Tinder-like picture swiping. Expect plenty of messaging before setting up an inevitably awkward first date at a local coffee shop or bar.
"In today’s apped-up, textaholic society, exploration means downloading apps, not just checking out a new You Tube video." Enter spur-of-the-moment dating.
Busy young adults of the connected generation can utilize their free time to the fullest by meeting matches nearby.
"However, the traditional online dating sites are doing a good job with mobile." Most apps are complementary to existing web platforms.
The mobile platform encourages users to regularly flirt and keep up with incoming messages. "Perusing new platforms that don’t have a traditional site, like location-based app Meet Moi, means viewing new matches you haven’t seen before who might be your right click," Davis says.
Then you have to go to public places and actually talk to people, bracing for rejection 90 percent of the time.