Don’t expect in-depth profiles listing Sven’s likes and dislikes.This is a no-nonsense app for efficient, fast-moving singles.The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups.Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.They are Dan, Alex, and Marty, budding investment bankers at the same financial firm, which recruited Alex and Marty straight from an Ivy League campus.Figures suggest ten million matches a day are made on Tinder, with the immense popularity of the app landing 27-year-old co-founders Justin Mateen and Sean Rad a coveted spot on the Forbes 2014 30 Under 30 list among the world's brightest young stars.It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.
You may even find that online dating isn’t right for you – if that’s the case, all the better to find out without investing much into the process.Badoo is a dating site, but prefers to describe itself as a “social network”.It’s also not Swedish (it has over 230 million members worldwide) but is very popular in Sweden – primarily because it’s free. It's also gained a bit of a reputation as a hook-up site, so if you're looking for something more serious it's perhaps best to read on.Dan and Marty, also Alex’s roommates in a shiny high-rise apartment building near Wall Street, can vouch for that. “She works at—” He says the name of a high-end art auction house. And yet a lack of an intimate knowledge of his potential sex partners never presents him with an obstacle to physical intimacy, Alex says.Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
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