I didn't have an intention when I joined; I just wanted to see what would happen.
Well, with the last few dating apps I've used, I really only wanted a fling.
While I was primarily looking for love, I also enjoyed the app as an activity.
From what I've been told by women currently using the app, however, I was a rarity, as I was actively seeking a substantial relationship.
I downloaded Tinder for the first time in Buenos Aires because I wanted to practice my Spanish.
Even if I don’t go out with anyone, at the very least it’s entertaining to scope out people in foreign cities.”Feeld is an app for people who know what they want.
And because, as we've established, the dating rigamarole kind of sucks in general, that means a lot of people have opinions about it.
“I used to travel abroad alone for work a lot and would just get super bored.The truth is, no app embodies the “necessary evil” aspect of swiping the way Tinder does.And it’s not even Tinder’s fault: As a pioneer of the current dating app format, Tinder’s utter ubiquity means everyone has an opinion about it. Now that I'm in a long-term relationship with a person I met on the app, there's still a part of me that's nostalgic for the act of swiping.While I did find what I was looking for when I used the app, I also enjoyed the game-like aspect of swiping. (It was the preferred app I'd browse when I was going to the bathroom.)So with that, I guess you could say my intentions on the app were mixed.In theory, dating apps are simply a way to meet potential love or sex partners.These smartphone-dwelling matchmakers can even facilitate experimentation, helping users code for and discover what they want from another person in any given moment.But it's turned into two long-term relationships now.I don't know if only looking for sex actually works.So given the evidence, and the fact that it’s totally okay to think dating online sucks and still do it anyway, I wanted to know: Which apps come most recommended by people who fuckin’ hate to date? Some of their answers won’t surprise you—even if their reasoning does—while other options are refreshingly new.For many modern daters, the name “Tinder" should be accompanied by the Darth Vader theme song.