Dating apps have a bad rap: They are often associated more closely with promoting casual hookups than actually connecting two gentle souls for an actual, head-over-heels, yes-yes-yes relationship.
There are, however, some dating apps that are good for relationships, and though they are somewhat few and far between, they're out there.
“A lot of guys will message just terrible things, right off the bat,” said Maddie Forshee, a 21-year-old-student in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Those butterflies of excited joy as you open the latest message from your new match, your first glimpse as you turn up for a date, a shared joke that only the two of you understand; these moments begin with e Harmony.
They haven’t had much of a need because they are typically surrounded by other young, single people, whether at work or school, said Aaron Smith, associate research director with the Pew Research Center.
Tinder and rivals such as Hinge are changing the dynamics, and young adults are using online dating in greater numbers than any other age group these days. population is surveyed, including people who are already coupled.
In 2013, only 10 percent in that age group used online dating. adults overall have used dating sites or apps, a slight increase from 11 percent in 2013. For people who have never been married, 30 percent have used online dating.) Stanford University professor Michael Rosenfeld wrote in a 2012 paper that the Internet could be helpful for people in “thin” dating markets, ones with relatively fewer options for possible partners in their regular life.
That rose to 27 percent in the latest Pew study, which was released Thursday. That includes gays, lesbians and middle-aged straight people, he said.
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But Tinder is definitely not the only app out there.
There are tons of dating apps out there, and though some of them have a more casual bent, there are plenty of more reliable options.