“Whereas most dating sites have that pressure-filled moment when you create a profile, Tinder is much more relaxed.” She says it worked for her because she could use it to plan to meet up for a casual meal, drink, or movie.
“Tinder works for busy people, because it is what you make of it,” she says.
“The only information you get at a bar is really what they look like or what they are doing at that moment. Eastwick says having these things in common with your date doesn't necessarily make it likelier that you'll be a good match or that you'll even be attracted to them when you meet in person.
“That being said, there are certainly cases for some people where religion or race is a deal breaker,” he says.
She either ignored or declined interest from men who said they were only interested in hook-ups, or casual sex.
After a first date on Halloween with her current boyfriend, the couple spent a few weeks getting to know each other before making a serious commitment.
When Emily Mosser, 23, was looking for single men her age, her friend suggested she try Tinder.
About 75% of communication doesn't involve talking, he says.
Levy says she's willing to branch out beyond her religion.
She’s used Jewish dating sites like JDate in the past, but is now open to looking for men who share her interests, if not her background.
“We realized after meeting on Tinder that we actually knew a lot of the same people and had a lot of the same interests,” she says.
“I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t get the app.