A swipe dating app is an app that allows someone to create a profile with basic information on it (name,sex,age,location and picture). After the profile is created the app provides you with a multitude of people that use this app around you (about a 15 miles radius).If you like what you see from the persons profile you swipe the profile one way. But if you don’t like the profile you would swipe the profile the other way. The only way that you could get to talking to this individual is if you both mutually swipe the “like” or “yes” direction. This is called matching and once you’re match a conversation can be had. Some apps work differently where the girl can only start the conversation first or there is no chat feature before meeting but most of them work the way that was explained above, easy and user friendly.
There are many opinions on all these new dating apps these days. Many people believe they are silly and a lasting relationship cannot come out of it. This accusation is not 100% correct in the slightest. Yes, some relationships don’t work out when using these apps but many of them do.
Many of these apps are great for a way to meet new friends because the people on the app are so close to you. They are also great for those people looking for a hook up or a friends with benefits type deal, which a lot of people are into. On the other end of the spectrum they are also good to help someone find a serious partner. I know it’s hard to believe but from personal experience I’ve seen it happen.
It all started over a year about when the swipe app Tinder was becoming popular. My friends and I made profiles just to joke around and see who was on there that we knew. In the beginning it was was fun to see how many of our friends were using the app too. Occasionally we would match with random people and they would message us and it would get a little creepy but then we would just move on from that except for my one friend, Ally. She was taking this app much more serious than everyone else. Ally had matched with someone she thought was very attractive. They began chatting and hit of within hours. The next day they planned to meet up and get coffee at a local Starbucks. Ally was so excited she showed up five minutes early and waited and waited. The guy never showed up and she was left heartbroken. There were text messages were exchanged between the two after the situation and the guy told Ally that he figured she wouldn’t show cause you can’t trust those apps so he didn’t go. Obvious Ally was serious about this so she have him a second chance to meet up. They finally met and are now happily together and loving life.
Based on Ally’s story I believe that yes there are bad things that can come out of these apps but there are just as many good things that can happen. If the apps are taken seriously the results can end up just as serious as you want them. It’s all about the mindset you use when going into using these apps.