According to a 2013 study conducted by the Pew Research Internet Project, one in ten Americans have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app. The stigma, which once restricted individuals from participating in digital dating, has become more positive in recent years. From online to dating apps, today women and men are experiencing a whole new dating scene. Dating apps has made matchmaking accessible, free and easy.
Here are two women brave enough to share their experiences!
Toni, a recent college graduate, uses Tinder. If you’ve been living under a rock, Tinder is a new, more modern approach to dating. As it states, “Tinder's vision is to eliminate the barriers involved in making new connections and strengthening existing ones. We believe in fun and familiar experiences that are designed to emulate and advance real world interactions.” It is the “fun way to connect with new and interesting people around you. Swipe right to like or left to pass. If someone likes you back, it’s a match.”
Following a series of man problems, the 21-year-old downloaded the app after a friend suggested she do so. “My friend actually told me I should look into the app. She met a couple of cool guys from it, so that was really my push.”
For Toni, she wasn’t looking for Mr. Right just Mr. Right Now. “I don't really have high expectations for the app. If I meet someone that's great, but I'm not out here looking to get wifed.”
On the other hand of the spectrum TS, an entrepreneur and 11 years Toni’s senior, opted to try Tinder as something “fun” to do this summer. The 32-year-old considered the modern approach to dating as a means to fritter away time. “It was literally something to do. A way to keep busy while standing in line at the store, at red lights, or those bored moments right before bed,” TS said.
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