Over 40, single, not technologically savvy, but needs a date for Valentine’s Day? You just may be doomed if you haven’t heard about Tinder! According to ‘Tinder’, the latest matchmaking app craze, if you’re not connected – whether you’re 18 or 50 – you’re losing out!
What is Tinder and how does it work?
It’s an online dating app that uses your Facebook information – first name, age, photos (you get to choose which ones) and any of your ‘liked’ pages – to create your profile. It also uses GPS to zero in on your location for possible matches near you. All of this is mostly done via your smartphone. And most of us baby boomers can at least navigate around those now.
Don’t worry, it’s no longer used only as a hook-up app for casual sex. But if that’s all you’re interested in…ijs (I’m just saying…).
You can also take a photo (trying to display your personality) using the app. The photo is then sent to all of your ‘matches’. This getting to know you application is called ‘Moments’. Your matches have the ability to swipe left for ‘nope’ or to the right for ‘like’. You, in turn, can start chatting with all of your likes and possibly chat up on a date!
Is it worth trying?
Well, it’s quick and easy to use on the run, harmless, you get to see him or her before you meet them in person, there are no unsolicited emails, it’s less stressful than that first date conversation and you get to learn a little before-hand about your possib-blies!
Is it really all that great?
They say that there are still many men who use the app only for casual sex. So, you have to find a way to broach that subject up front. Also, a lot of guys (not just looking for a hook up) are still shy about starting a convo even after they’re matched with you. So you can be left with lots of matches only. Also, one can oft times get caught up in the game and forget about the match you moment-ed with just the day before. So you have to stay focused!
And last but not least, many have become addicted. So, limit yourself.
All-n-all, it can be a great way to flirt! And what girl doesn’t enjoy that…at any age!