Whether our smartphone is a blessing or a curse, you can’t deny the influence it has on our lives as most can be done with it. In fact, you can even book a date with someone with this handheld device.
Several years ago, the online dating industry has been dominated by big websites like Match.com and eHarmony. But, with the rise of Tinder, free dating online has been as easy as clicking, posting short profiles, posting photos, and scanning for potential dates with a few swipes left and right; in fact, you are asked to decide whether the matches the app makes for you passed your standards or not by clicking the chat or pass button.
Another app has been making rounds in the dating world today, and it’s called Hinge. Hinge utilizes your Facebook connections and finds you a match from the friends of your friends.
Meanwhile, Clover is an app that has features somewhat similar to that of Tinder with an added bonus of dating on demand. It is like Uber for dating where you are asked to choose a location and a date, and Clover will have someone meet and date you.
There are several other dating apps that utilize various themes, such as “How About We”, wherein you post an idea on what a fun date is for you and you just wait and see who wants that kind of date as well. There is also League which is a mobile dating app that promotes exclusivity by carefully selected clients.
Why Mobile Dating Apps?
People nowadays opt to use mobile dating apps primarily because they are easier, more convenient, and discreet. The downside of this; however, is that there is uncertainty because some mobile profiles may be nonexistent or fake.
Nevertheless, the ease-of-use has led to the growth of Tinder’s company in 2 years. According to Tinder, they actually process over 1 billion swipes every day and they match about 12 million people in a day. When we say “match”, that means that 2 people have agreed to interact with one another; they either send each other messages or date in person.
Although Tinder is best known as the app for casual dating, it is starting to move beyond just that. There are a lot of people in different age groups that use the app. In fact, some actually even found love while on Tinder.