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Up until now dating apps, not to be confused with online dating websites, have had a male heavy demographic —that is, until Tinder came along. Tinder is the latest in a slew of location based hook-up partner finding apps that use GPS to locate future sex-mates.
It's like Grindr for straight people. But, it's different than Blendr, the other " Grindr for straight people ," and the dozens of others of dating apps out there in one critical aspect: women are actually using it.
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So far hook-up apps haven't mature women seeking men sex nj to women because they lack certain protections that the XX-demographic likes when meeting potential sexual partners, argues Friedman: "women want authenticity, privacy, a more controlled environment, and a quick path to a safe, easy offline meeting.
The app syncs up with the social network in a "cleverly discreet" way, as Wortham puts it.
It uses all the data and information people put into the social network, without broadcasting anything to the rest of the social woman want nsa carrie. With that, the app "successfully manages to decrease the creepiness of communicating with strangers ten-fold," write two women on NYU Local.
Here's how:. Authenticity: Facebook's vehemence when it comes to real names and general culture of actual identities ensures that what you see is what you get. While one could encounter a Catfish situation, it's a lot less likely because Tinder also uses this Facebook data to link people up with mutual friends. If something suspicious comes up, just ask that mutual black men looking for white woman, who can confirm or deny that they know this is a real-life person.
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A More Controlled Environment: The app only lets people who have mutually liked each other based mostly on their photo message each other. In fact, the photos it chooses to housewives want real sex east wareham come up in a more controlled way because of its relationship to Facebook. In addition to location, shared interests, friends, and other Facebook things are what determine who you see.
The location aspect of the app ensures the person is close-by, making meeting up easy.
As for the safety part, that's a little harder. Again, the mutual Facebook friend thing makes checking out the person's credibility a little easier.
Anecdotally, I've had friends tell me they've met up with people on Tinder in groups at bars, at first. People are certainly using the app. After that, it's unclear where those connections dating welsh guys.
Tinder doesn't follow up after-that. But, would people keep using the app just to chat with strangers close by?
Research explores why people use tinder and what kinds of connections they make.
Probably not. The act of swiping through potential hook-ups might be addictive enough to keep people interested short term.
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