The ways of dating have changed, there is no doubt about that. We communicate mainly through text messages and stalk our crushes on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook before we even have a full conversation with them. Online dating has also become very popular. Some people are too busy working or are tired of meeting dead-end people at the bar, so they turn to the internet to introduce them to new people.
Tinder is an app that allows you to see what people are in your area. You basically judge them off of a couple a pictures, shared interests that only show up if you have similar Facebook likes, and mutual friends. If you dislike a person, you swipe left or click the “X”, if you like the person you swipe right or click the heart. You then wait to see if you both matched!
So, will you be meeting your soulmate through Tinder? If you’re like a majority of the girls I know, you are swiping left continuously. So much so, you consistently swiping left to the man of your dreams on accident due to your swipe happy fingers. Women only swipe right 15% of the time. If you’re like a majority of the guys I know, you swipe right to almost everyone then decide after who you like when they match you. Men swipe right 47% of the time. It’s complicated, I know.
Here’s some Tinder facts for you: You are 54% more likely to hook up with a Tinder match if you’re within 1 mile of each other. That percentage drops in half for every 2 miles you drift from that. There are more than 1 billion swipes per day on Tinder and only 12 million matches.
Therefore, the chances of you finding your sweetheart (let alone a random hookup) are quite slim. However, you will find clever pick-up lines, some interesting conversation, or really creepy people. I know a few people who have gone on Tinder dates – I’ll let you know if I hear of any of those working out for anyone. If you have any hilarious Tinder stories, let us know!
In the meantime, keep on swiping!