By the end of lunch, we reached the conclusion that romance is pretty much dead.
I was devastated at the thought, but I think we're right.
Also, because Tinder’s user experience is centered around a game-like scenario, Tinder is well known to be fickle. If you’ve been lucky to land a date, agree to meet up at a public place such as a coffee shop or a pizzeria in downtown.
Applicable to majority of other online dating sites and applications out there, users entering into virtual dating mode should not have high expectations of finding their soulmate or future spouse.
This kind of mindset should be avoided, especially considering Tinder is a fast-paced, shallow application Instead, see it as a fun opportunity rather than a long term endeavor. As fun and addicting as Tinder may be, it’s imperative to remember that it is an app for meeting strangers.
From what started as an app I dared not admit I was using nearly two years ago to one that just seems much less taboo and more comfortable discussing today, Tinder has surely came a long way since its launch back in 2012.
Whether you’re a recent Tinder band-wagoner, a casual user that oscillates between uninstalling and reinstalling the app or is simply a loyal Tinderella/Tinderfella, the point I’m trying to make here is that Tinder is increasingly prevailing as a hot topic in today’s dating culture.
Basically, these women want to live the plot of any romantic comedy movie or romance novel (and yes, I will eventually blog about my experience working with a romance novel publisher, just wait).
When I asked whether the women thought they themselves were romantic, the answer seems to be no - so the women want the men to be romantic, but aren't themselves.
Essentially, Tinder allows its users to swipe through a clutter of potential romantic partners, shuffling past ones that don’t peak their interest while collecting “favorites”.
It’s like online shopping for a potential partner in the palm of your hands. But what makes this app so addictive, doesn’t only lie in its high level user engagement and clever interface design, but also in its way to mimic today’s dating culture.
Or, there are men who say that they are single but then secretly text their girl friend saying that they are still out with the guys and will be home late.
Second, many complain about meeting men who only want sex; some of these men pretend to want a relationship, but ultimately it's a deception.
In general, there seems to be a perception that there are only a few good men out there left.