Online dating usage
But with such a breadth of apps to choose from, which one is the best bet?
The answer, in short, depends on what you're looking for.
Coffee Meets Bagel offers just one match per day; Hinge leverages Facebook to deter catfishing; Tastebuds extends the compatibility ratings pioneered by OKCupid to include music."Despite technological advances, it's clear that some use dating apps not for sex or relationships, but just for the hell of it.
Of Esquire readers who use Tinder, 63% say they use it out of boredom—and 75% of those are women.
"There is an undeniable gamification element to Tinder," said e Harmony CEO Grant Langston.
"I have a friend, mid-40's, single, beautiful, who uses Tinder and never expects to have a single date.
They can also see age, and if they have any Facebook connections in common.
The Tinder app is built around the idea of the double opt-in – taking out the element of embarrassment and unwanted attention.
"The more casual the relationship you are seeking, the more a person [prioritizes] ease of use.
If two users both like each other, it’s a ‘match’ – and they are then able to chat through the app.
Tinder users are able to view selected pictures pulled from their potential match’s Facebook account (also used for verification purposes), a short text bio, and linked Spotify and Instagram accounts if chosen.
"The mobile revolution has helped them change into the new normal—especially for older people, the LGBT community, and those with specific 'interests'—for meeting not just potential mates, but activity partners, friends, and potential collaborators." So really, anything goes.
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