When signing up for Tinder, Ross said, probably the most important factor in whether someone will find potential dates or hook-ups is location, location, location. In New York, (most) want a distraction, attention, and/or a hook up.“Your region matters so much,” he told CNA in an e-mail interview. Not emotion or connections.” Holly, a twenty-something devout Catholic living in Kansas City, said she has had success finding a date – and a pretty decent one at that – on the app. Granted it was the only Tinder date, but we even went out a few times before things ended.
Alex in the Vanity Fair article said dating apps have turned romance into a competition of “Who's slept with the best, hottest girls?
” “You could talk to two or three girls at a bar and pick the best one, or you can swipe a couple hundred people a day—the sample size is so much larger,” he said.
“It’s setting up two or three Tinder dates a week and, chances are, sleeping with all of them, so you could rack up 100 girls you’ve slept with in a year.” But Tinder doesn't always have to be that way, users argue.
At the time Tinder sort of freaked me out, but I decided to jump in head first and it was an enjoyable experience over all,” she said.
Many young people who've used Tinder also argue that the “shallow” critique is a bit overblown, considering that dating always takes into account whether or not a potential mate is physically attractive.