But its innovation is that women have to be the ones to message first.
Tinder is causing a 'Dating Apocalypse.' That's right, this simple dating app is causing changes in human mating and dating behavior, the likes of which we've never seen before... Health Department and read their conclusion that Tinder is one cause of the nation-wide rise in STDs. You simply download the app to your smart phone, link to your Facebook account, choose up to six photos of yourself, and write a brief bio. You swipe left if you don't like them and swipe right if you do. But, is it just a hook-up app for the 'hit-it-and-quit-it' culture, or is it something more? And when you are matched, starting conversations is easier. Tinder is more efficient because it doesn't require answering a long series of questions to find the best matches for you. The decision-making process involved in using Tinder is both rational and emotional. And, if you use it, you'll probably find a match who swiped right to convince you to hook up with them. But it makes finding meaningful relationships easier as well.
that is, if you agree with the September article by Nancy Jo Sales, "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse." Not convinced? If someone you like also swiped right on your photo, the app immediately informs you, "It's a Match! The Appeal If you've familiar with online dating, you may wonder what the appeal is, and how you can find someone worth your time given what little information the app gives and requires. The app is simple, easy on the eye and feels like a game. It's a matter of choosing whether to swipe left or right. You'll rationalize your swiping decision based on age, distance and a short bio (if included). Swiping left or right depends on how attractive you find a candidate, and that's pure emotion. If you believe the hype and speak to the wrong people, you'll be convinced that Tinder is just another hook up app. Almost 60 percent of all women who wrote a narrative in their profile included a reference to NOT wanting a hook-up. But you'll find just as many interesting, attractive and successful people who are only interested in a committed relationship. What happens after you're matched, depends on you and your partner.
Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).
That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.
In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.
Here is America's ranking of 11 popular dating apps, as measured by Applause: Hinge's innovation was that it only matched you with your extended social network — friends of friends.
Tinder is just a tool -- a portal to connect and introduce you to others.
But it's the biggest and baddest on the playground.
Today's technology, connectivity and innovative applications make connecting with and meeting new friends easy.
But at the end of the day, you're still the one who decides who you find attractive and with whom you want to spend your time.
XOXO So, people are aware of Tinder's "hook-up" reputation, yet they are still willing to try the application hoping to connect with someone who is also looking for a serious relationship. There's plenty of discussion about the "seriousness" of mobile dating apps.