Mere months after Tinder made headlines for firing its only female co-founder under very shady circumstances, everyone’s favorite hook-up app has landed itself in a hot new drama — this one relating to how Tinder treats online daters of different ages.
As with any dating app, there are plenty of scammers.
The better apps seem to have a handle on how to deal with these intruders and keep them from ruining the experience for others.
This site provides quality over quantity and is great for those looking for a long term relationship. match is the most widely-used online dating site in the world and has nearly 1.8 million subscribers.
It works in the most traditional way: Simply create a profile, check out your potential matches, send them a few messages and then arrange to meet for a date.
You might be welcomed, but the moment you try to match with someone is the moment you feel a bit out of place. It’s a dating site used by millions and millions of people worldwide that features a paid, premium option for anyone wanting to take their search for a match more seriously.
The older crowd may have noticed that using Tinder is like going to a college bar.
Per Ok Cupid, the ideal online-dating age is even lower — 21 or 22, at the high end.
It’s telling, perhaps, that the actress in Tinder Plus’ first commercial claims that she can play any character in the 16- to 25-year-old range.
To explain this problem, let’s talk about the sociological realities of dating for just a second.
There are a whole slew of studies devoted to human attraction, and what makes one person desirable to another, and how people navigate what my mother terms “all the fish in the sea.” This is obviously a complicated, nuanced field, with lots of individual differences.
Whatever the exact reasons, it puts single people over 30 (especially single, heterosexual women over 30) in a bit of a bind.