After a couple of beers and some not-so-stimulating conversation, we left the bar and made plans to see each other the following week. Like 22% of people in my age group (25-34) I use mobile apps to swipe my way to true love one match at a time.
Since launched in 1995, people have been taking advantage of the World Wide Web to find love.
She also says she hasn’t gone out with anyone she has met outside of dating apps.
“The bottom line is if you want to be in a relationship you have to date.
Dating apps give people a way to work dating into their lives, and it removes traditional barriers of how to meet people.” Each app has a slightly different purpose, with some leaning towards casual interactions and others generally being used to find more serious relationships.
On a recent Thursday night, I walked into a trendy East Side bar, ordered an IPA and proceeded to have a conversation with a complete stranger for about two hours.
We engaged in the type of first date fodder we’ve all grown accustomed to—where we grew up, tastes in music and other generalities.