Already, a Huffington Post tech writer had dubbed the phrase “Tinderitis – or the sensation of having a sore thumb from swiping to approve or reject the faces of people offered up as potential date material.” “Tinder has lured people in by unabashedly offering a place to do all the things we love doing online, but won’t admit to: act shallow, make snap-judgments based on looks, obsess over what people think of us and boost our egos.It’s turned passing judgment into a pastime, and people are thrilled to take part,” writes tech editor Biana Bosker on “People don’t think of [Tinder] as online dating, they think of it as a game,” Rachel Ellicott, a sophomore at Cornell University, told Bosker.It’s unsurprising that such an application is striking such a chord.Nearly 80 percent of Tinder users are between the ages of 18 and 25, one of the company’s owners told .Next they elect a radius of 10 to 100 miles from which potential “matches” can be pulled. Pictures of other Tinder users located within the radius appear on the phone screen.The application displays the potential match’s first name, age, and the number of shared Facebook interests in addition to photos.When a friend or acquaintance pops up on your Tinder application, you can assume that you have likewise popped up on theirs.
College students are frequently matched with campus acquaintances or other students from their own friend groups.The Tinder player proceeds to tap a green heart button to “hot” the individual, or hits a red X to “not.” A new match appears, and the cycle repeats.When two Tinder users “hot” each other, the application notifies each of them that they are a match, and allows them to message each other.“The way I see it is, if I’m hungry, I’ll go eat something. Industrialization and capitalism gave birth to America’s first contemporary cities, which in turn allowed genders to mix and mingle freely.No longer were unmarried men and women restricted to only supervised, non-sexual interactions.
“Tinder eliminates the hurt of getting turned down,” the company’s spokeswoman, Alexa Manteen, is oft-quoted as saying.