“It killed the stigma of online dating by not being about online dating,” says Steve Dean, founder of Dateworking, a consulting company for individual online daters and dating sites. But the app caught on because it made it OK to not know exactly what you were seeking.
“Tinder says, ‘Do whatever the hell you want; we’re just going to show you people who are nearby and likely to start talking to you,’ ” says Dean.
Asking for a little help finding a partner is hardly new—where would Patti Stanger of The Millionaire Matchmaker fame be if people didn’t need expert advice?
Almost half of singles (41 percent) dated last year, and twentysomethings are the generation most likely to have done so.
We're also 30 percent more likely than other generations to want a relationship this year. But the reality is, dating app users were four times more likely to date in 2016.
She could have any man she wants, but Mila Kunis seems to think she would have to resort to online dating if she wasn’t famous.
“If I didn’t do what I do, I would do Internet dating instead of going out to bars. It makes so much more sense,” the “Ted” actress says in the August issue of Glamour magazine. We all get together with our laptops and have a glass of wine. I can say this honestly: I don’t know what it’s like to date.
Once they’ve made contact, they will typically request to move the conversation to a private instant messaging service.