MORE: Inside Tinder: Meet the Guys Who Turned Dating Into an Addiction“It was really, really astonishing, since [romantic relationships] aren’t the purpose of these sites,” he says of the data, which came from e Harmony, the online dating service.
Hall decided to investigate the connection, and learn more about who was meeting their significant other this way, and how well these marriages fared.
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“I think that social networking is the digital version of being introduced by friends.” For most of the 20 century, friend-based introductions were the primary way people met their spouse, he says, and social networks may simply be an extension of that pattern.
Phil Williams and Sue Hamlin were classmates of mine going all the way back to the fourth grade in Jackson, Michigan, where Phil, Sue and I grew up. Finally, Sue said to Phil, “If we are going to get married, why don’t you ask me? 24, one hour after Sue disembarked from an airplane from Grand Rapids—together for the second time in 50 years—they were married at the County Clerk Office in Fullerton. Finally, Phil nabs one of the prettiest and nicest girls in our high school class. However, I’m making one exception in Phil and Sue’s case.
My main beef with the site is that the matches are often flakey, canceling dates at the last minute or not responding to messages.
The few Tinder dates I did go out on ended up well since it was very clear what they wanted, and there was no ambiguity regarding either of our intentions.
I love the site's simplicity, and no-nonsense approach.
The caliber of women is all over the map, but one should expect such variance from a site like Tinder.