Or messaging with folks I never really wanted to date.
One study suggests that the ideal time to meet is between 17 and 23 days after the first message is sent.
Jenkins seems quick to paint the websites as little more than arranged marriages-lite, based in part on one personal encounter with a woman whose profile was written by her parents.
But the fact that these matrimonial sites are so popular points to the fact that more young Indians aren't being set up for marriages by others — most of the users, says Jenkins, are urban, middle-class young Indians. There's nothing saying they have to immediately decide to marry or do so in any time frame.
It uses GPS technology so you can see profiles of singles nearby.
Mosser, a teacher working in Indianapolis, used the app for a month and met her current boyfriend. “I liked Tinder because the only way you ever matched up with a person was if it was mutually agreed upon,” she says.
“Once you became matched with someone, there was no pressure to do or say anything,” Mosser says.
Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
And while the sites are geared toward the marriage-minded, they're not all that different from American dating websites, especially the more relationship-oriented ones.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.