In July, most of my single female friends weren’t playing around with online dating at all. By September, two were exclusively dating guys they’d met via the app.
They were busy with work and friends and not looking to settle down immediately, so why put the time and effort into meticulously constructing a profile, screening dozens of messages, and going on dates with guys who look nothing like their pictures? My friend Jenny refers to her boyfriend as her “ is simple: You’re served a succession of photos of people who meet your age, gender, and location criteria.
Of roughly 200 million ratings per day, both men and women swipe left about 70 percent the time, and swipe right about 30 percent.
Women are using it, and in roughly the same way as men.
Pulling in data from Facebook profiles was once thought of as the third rail of dating sites, betraying the lingering shame users felt about connecting their “real life” with their online courtships.
But women the fact that with Facebook data comes social accountability.
“It also allowed for the more casual type of connection without seeming totally sleazy.” Several people they told me they call it “playing Tinder,” and a few had even invented drinking games: Take one tequila shot for each bathroom-mirror selfie you come across, and two for each person you know IRL. My friend Kenesha has a large collection of screenshots of men posing with tigers.) If you haven’t sunk hours into meticulously creating a profile that you hope conveys the “real you,” then you aren’t as hurt when you’re rejected.
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Tinder was just this funny but also kind of exciting and socially acceptable thing I could do, and with low expectations,” says Erin, who lives in Minneapolis and met her boyfriend when they both swiped right.
Even online dating veterans crave the serendipity of meeting a partner “organically,” without the comparison-shopping pressure to determine whether he or she is soul-mate material.