Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps in the world. Never originally intended to be a dating app, Tinder is the one everyone knows. Just say “swipe left” or “swipe right” and people will look at you knowingly.
Of course, it’s the first one that people consider when it comes to dating. The big question is whether it’s any good. Is this the place to look when you want a relationship or just good for casual sex and one-night stands?
The answer will depend on who you ask. But most people will be there for the hookups. You just have to think of the way it’s set up.
All Based On Looks
A relationship is more than just about looks. People need to connect in terms of opinions, likes and dislikes, and hobbies. There needs to be something that they’re both interested in so they can find things to do together. You don’t know all that based on looks.
When it comes to hookups, nobody really cares about the interests. Sure, you can make some small talk, but the main interest is in sexual chemistry. There is a little in the profile, usually about the age and the name, but nothing of detail and substance.
People swipe right or left based on whether they’re interested in a look or appearance. From there, they can find out more and message. Of course, both need to swipe right to open this messaging feature. This will be the point where you find out whether the other person is there for a hookup or not.
Tinder is similar to being in a bar and meeting someone. You decide to chat to a person that you’re physically attracted to and more than likely, that chat turns into a one-night stand. Very few people will tell you they met in a bar! Tinder is the online version.
You Don’t Know The Expectations, Though
The big problem with Tinder is you don’t know why people are there. While you could be there for a hookup, someone else is there for a relationship. There’s no way of stating this before swiping left or right.
You could turn down your future wife by swiping left because you didn’t know what they were there for. Likewise, you could end up with a man who wants to give you the world, when all you want is a quick hookup.
This is where sites like Tin Sex App – The Tinder for Sex – come into play. The one-night stand sites make it completely clear why you’re there. It’s 100% obvious that if you’re on there then you want that hookup and not the promise of marriage.
Likewise, finding someone on a dating website will give the game away that they’re most likely there for a long-term relationship. Something like eHarmony makes it clear that a relationship is the end goal.
Tinder doesn’t have that. You have to assume, and it can get messy. While people on Tinder can be there for relationships, many of them are there for hookups. Trying to guess between the two is tricky.
Gerald Curran, from Curran Moher Weis, says: Tinder relationship statistics show 44% of people enter long-term relationships with someone they’ve met online; however, over the years, we’ve seen that a large part of those relationships ends up in premature divorces.
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