I watched many of my friends date a multitude of guys they met online. Being a shy gal, I had a hard enough time talking to the guys I knew and you really wanted me to talk to a picture on a screen? But from what I understood about online dating it was a guy messaged you, you messaged a little, then you met up.If you didn’t like them, you never had to talk to them again and moved on to the next.How can someone commit to one person when there’s so many people out there?Now you have 2,700 sites in the US alone and millions of men and/or women to go through? The pool may have been smaller, but it made making a choice a little easier. Page after page of pictures, some words here and there, but never ending choices. It’s overwhelming because there’s so much to choose from.
For singles in the UK, our Internet dating site has opened up a new world of possibilities.
But why would this make people think twice about swiping right? If you’re happily coupled up, you’ve probably helped your single girlfriends swipe through the reams of desirable – and not so desirable – potential dates.
Dating expert Dr Jessica Carbino, who studied the findings for Tinder, explained that it’s all to do with being able to see the eyes of a potential partner – something which is crucial to finding someone attractive or not. Either way, you Research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. When it first came onto the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/no strings sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile but don’t worry – nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook.
So, where do you start making a change for yourself?
It all comes down to the kind of person you want to meet.