The Roaring Success of Tinder
Ever since its launch in September 2012, Tinder has attained unprecedented popularity. There was never a dearth of dating sites post the dot com boom. But Tinder has redefined the whole premise of online dating. Tinder introduced the famous swipe feature and released it exclusively for college students across campuses in the United States. Half a decade in and Tinder has more than fifty million users in more than a hundred and forty countries. Available in thirty languages and being used by more than ten million people every day.
Reportedly, an average user logs into Tinder eleven times per day. More than fifteen million matches are generated every day as the result of all the swiping. Of course there are hundreds of millions of users whose profiles get rejected every day. Worth more than $1.6 billion, the dating app has become a social and cultural phenomenon. But there is a darker side as well. According to many reports such as GlobalWebIndex. As many as four out of every ten users of Tinder are in a relationship already. While the people of the United States and the United Kingdom are the most obsessed with the app. Brazilians and Aussies, Canadians and Indians are equally psyched to use the dating platform.
The Dark Side
Tinder is phenomenally helpful for anyone looking for a casual hookup but there is a serious dark side to all of it. Tinder is thriving with cyber predators. Traffickers, bounty hunters and serial offenders of different kinds end up using the app. Tinder has intentionally or unintentionally emerged as a one night stand app. There is an almost implausible remote chance that you would find even an iota of love or passion while catching up with your matches. No one is looking for anything serious or substantial on the app. This is where Tinder Alternatives have become necessary for millions of people around the world. Not everyone is looking for a quick hookup.
The relentless swiping, body shaming and speed dating makes the app addictive and often futile for a majority of the users. More people get depressed with all the negative feedback than those being truly appreciated for who they are. The awkward bumping into someone in your area with whom you may have had some interactions or the weird inbox messages are perhaps harmless. But the consistent adverse impact on self esteem, fake romance, endless chatter, fatigue and much ado about nothing will leave most people disillusioned with the app in a few weeks.