Tinder allows users to view other users within a 100 mile radius with a self-designated set preference of age, distance and gender.Tinder is available to anyone with a Facebook that is 18 years or older; however, in my opinion, it is favored more by college students, age 18-25.Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.When Mark Zuckerberg created the site, who knows if it was his plan for people to meet and fall in love? While there are benefits to online dating, there are also drawbacks that should be taken into account. Online dating can make it easier to meet people that you naturally wouldn’t meet in a social setting.To me, the only difference in online dating verses the more traditional way of dating is simply how you initially meet and get to know someone.While both of these sites have good reviews and great success stories, there are other options out there that were created to target college students.A popular dating application called Tinder has been spreading across college campuses since 2012.
For people like my sister, it worked out great for her and her story is really fun to tell.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
However, online dating can open up a wide range of perspective dates by giving you the option to meet people inside and outside of your area. With online dating, there isn’t as high of a commitment level as being setup to go on an in-person date.
Whether you are setup by a friend or are causally asked out on a date by the person themselves, it could potentially be really awkward when you don’t know anything about your date. You then run the risk of hurting your friend’s feelings that brought you two together or seeing your date around town.