Maybe I'm being a tad picky for someone using a free hookup app? My sociopathic curiosity and appetite for constant validation are fuelled by Tinder's addictive swipe function. I start consuming hundreds of profiles on boring journeys or in queues for a slow barista. Oh, the immediate gratification of having eight suitors when I woke up this morning!
Didn't reply to any, but it's nice to know they're out there. Tinder totally complements my lazy and attention-seeking personality. It's as compulsive as moodboarding baking projects on Pinterest: I keep coming back for more cheap, mindless thrills throughout the day.
Could the next Tinderer be "the one"? Do I even care? The localised aspect of the app hits me tonight — at my local. How many guys in here have I swiped? What if someone recognises me off Tinder? Am I a virtual slut? This is London, it's normal to have never met my neighbours, but is it normal that I might be dating them online? It usually takes me a few drinks to start talking to strangers but, thanks to my iPhone, I'm now virtu-flirting while I wee. I don't even need to leave my sofa to flirt, let alone risk liver damage in pursuit of enough Dutch courage to politely humour a clinger for 45 minutes.
Online, I simply opt-in to a flirt, and if I don't respond no one gets hurt. Friend of my ex comes up: I'm headed to Yorkshire to visit a friend for the evening and take the opportunity to spin the Tinder wheel. It seems northern men are better at smalltalk and far more fond of vests. Scientists beg to differ. Voyer—a psychology and behavioural science professor at London School of Economics — says the allure of height boils down to evolution.
Research by the University of Edinburgh found that our genes play a considerable role in our height preferences of a mate. By analysing the genetic information of over 13, heterosexual couples, scientists found that 89 percent of the genes which determine someone's height also influence their height preference in a mate. When we spend so much time swiping through an endless stream of unfamiliar faces, it's easy to get into swiping patterns and even hard and fast rules. Verity Hogan, eHarmony's relationship and dating expert, says that it's normal to compile wish lists that focus on "aesthetics and surface attributes" but, focusing too much on these qualities when swiping could be to the detriment of our love lives.
Putting genetics and evolution aside for a second, there's certainly something to be said for looking beyond numbers. Perhaps we could all do with budging an inch or two on this point. We're using cookies to improve your experience.
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Click Here to find out more. Culture Like Follow Follow. Why it's worth taking the leap and meeting your Tinder match IRL. Could it be true? Has Tinder forever changed the way people date? Tinder is a free, location-based mobile dating app that simplifies the process most dating websites require. 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.
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Then the game begins. The app shows you photos of singles based on your preferences. You swipe left if you don't like them and swipe right if you do. If someone you like also swiped right on your photo, the app immediately informs you, "It's a Match! But, is it just a hook-up app for the 'hit-it-and-quit-it' culture, or is it something more? 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.
But that's what makes Tinder great.
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The app is simple, easy on the eye and feels like a game. To find matches and start conversations. And when you are matched, starting conversations is easier. After all, you know your match is also interested.
Tinder is more efficient because it doesn't require answering a long series of questions to find the best matches for you. It's a matter of choosing whether to swipe left or right. Sounds too simple, right? The decision-making process involved in using Tinder is both rational and emotional. You'll rationalize your swiping decision based on age, distance and a short bio if included. But let's be honest, it's all about the photos. Swiping left or right depends on how attractive you find a candidate, and that's pure emotion.