Internet dating analysis
With the rise of the digital age, it is no surprise that people have flocked to the Internet as a way to take control of their dating lives and find their “soul-mate.” But is online dating essentially different than conventional dating, and does it promote better romantic outcomes? Communicating online can foster intimacy and affection between strangers, but it can also lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment when potential partners meet in real life. Although the authors find that online dating sites offer a distinctly different experience than conventional dating, the superiority of these sites is not as evident. Reis (University of Rochester), and Susan Sprecher (Illinois State University) take a comprehensive look at the access, communication, and matching services provided by online dating sites.
There’s always a risk that the profile photos that moved you to swipe right, were taken years ago, prior to them being scarred for life during the crush at the dolle dwaze dagen sale at de Bijenkorf.
As the Koen would say, relationships are just like cars, you need to test drive them, Tinder is perfect for this.
Depending on your profile choices on Tinder, you might end up in the embarrassing position of coming across your work colleagues, or the profile of your married boss.
For men, it used to be the case that online dating sites had many more male members than female. Tinder, particularly in Amsterdam is overloaded with females. I often see exhausted looking men in cafes, barely able to stay awake as their so exhausted from the rigors of excessive dating. The same also applies to women, who are so overloaded with matches that it’s not unusual to see women going on Tinder, during a date, to check out who else is lusting after them.
An obvious weakness of Tinder is the total lack of security of profile photos.