I downloaded Tinder for the first time in Buenos Aires because I wanted to practice my Spanish.
Even if I don’t go out with anyone, at the very least it’s entertaining to scope out people in foreign cities.”Feeld is an app for people who know what they want.
Yet, where Tinder acts as a gateway app for some daters (from which they move onto apps more aligned with their specific desires), for others it remains the best of the bunch.
When Samantha Karjala started using apps to meet more people in her small Northeastern town, she was annoyed at what they implied.
“I think I most enjoyed the bios, because it really shows what people think is important enough to say in a few words.” Her bio was a Nicki Minaj lyric that she says, “sparked a lot of conversations”—including one with the guy who would later become her husband.
Julia* lives in Maine and, though she says she’s had the most success meeting people via Bumble, kept Tinder for her work trips.
“I don’t like to tell people how we met,” she says of her fiancé.
"It’s not bad, it’s not embarrassing, it’s just not cool: We met on a dating app, like all of you.
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It really helped me feel more confident at a time when I wasn't confident about dating.” She even met her current long-term partner on Feeld.
“I think it makes our relationship healthier that we started out fully aware of one another's kinks and interests,” Veronica says.
And because, as we've established, the dating rigamarole kind of sucks in general, that means a lot of people have opinions about it.
But you have to hand it to Tinder, they really did change the game (for better or worse).