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Dating apps diversify, dumb down

Dating apps diversify, dumb down

“No. No. No. No. Definitely not. No. No. No. Oh… hello…”

The unmistakable sound there of someone using Tinder, the online dating app that has got millions talking and – in their droves – apparently jumping into bed with each other.

For the uninitiated, here we go: you see a picture of a potential match, along with their age, and a couple of shared interests based on the information you’ve publicly shared on Facebook.

If you share the same friends, it’ll tell you that too.

If you don’t like the look of someone, you swipe left, and they’re gone.

But if you do fancy a bit of what you see, swipe right.

Mutual swipe-rights are informed of their match and are then, and only then, given the ability to contact each other.

And from there, a path to true love, right?

BBC article

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