“The only information you get at a bar is really what they look like or what they are doing at that moment. Eastwick says having these things in common with your date doesn't necessarily make it likelier that you'll be a good match or that you'll even be attracted to them when you meet in person.“That being said, there are certainly cases for some people where religion or race is a deal breaker,” he says.Tinder and other apps like Hinge, JSwipe, and Grindr don't ask users to create detailed personal profiles with information on profession, body type, or political views.
“That was something I grew up with, but religion has become less important" than other things, like having a similar lifestyle.
She also recently downloaded JSwipe, a similar app for Jewish singles. If you are chatting [online] with people too long, you have too many expectations.” While location and speed may be everything for some singles, other newer dating sites are narrowing the field in a different way. People who have strong political, theological, or social viewpoints tend to want to meet someone who falls in line with their views, says Misha ben-David, a rabbi and licensed counselor also based in Austin.
“These apps are as close to organic dating as you can get without sitting at a bar,” Levy says. They match members based on shared ethnicity, religion, or background. The site’s banner includes biblical quotes and symbolism to attract Christian singles. Using the tagline “City folks just don’t get it,” this site matches singles who live on rural farms or ranches. This mobile app focuses on African-American singles, mimicking Tinder’s GPS technology. But just because someone shares your politics or race may not mean you'll have chemistry, he says.
It uses GPS technology so you can see profiles of singles nearby.
Mosser, a teacher working in Indianapolis, used the app for a month and met her current boyfriend. “I liked Tinder because the only way you ever matched up with a person was if it was mutually agreed upon,” she says.