There are people that praise the app for connecting them with their special someone, and others regard it as a fun, hook-up app and nothing more.Finding or not finding love, one thing is for sure: people can still be jerks.Here’s how to get the most out of it and make online dating work for you.When you’re setting up a profile on a dating app, that “About me” box can feel more intimidating than your chemistry final.
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The number of 18- to 24-year-olds digitally dating has almost tripled from 10 percent in 2013 to about 30 percent today, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center—no surprise, considering there are now dozens of dating apps to choose from.
Plenty of people are still meeting each other the old-fashioned way (in person), but online options can make the dating pool feel a little broader and may be beneficial for those who are on the introverted side.
Instead of facing our anxieties, it can be really easy to escape them [by going] on a Tinder bender.”And of course, it’s not always clear what people online are looking for.
“I hate that [many] people just use them to hook up with people,” says Nathan T., a second-year undergraduate student at St. Whether you’re a fan or not, online dating is pervasive in today’s world, and it can be a tricky process to navigate.“It makes starting a conversation easier when you already know the basics [about someone] from whatever they choose to put on their profile,” says Jude K., a second-year graduate student at Nova Scotia Community College.All that choice can be overwhelming, caution the experts.And certainly there are, it’s enormously easy to match on very, very specific sexual preferences.