An impromptu dinner plan with a friend gave the idea for this blog. We talked about career, love, and dating apps!
Dating apps like Tinder have revolutionized how people meet and interact.
You don’t need the courage to walk up to a beautiful girl in a bar. All you need is a smartphone, 4G, and a good selfie.
You must be wondering how it works?
It’s simple. You download the app and create your profile. Another profile appears on the home page; you swipe right if you like the person or swipe left if you don’t like the person. If both people like each other’s profile, there is an instant match. The chat window opens, and the magic happens.
Dating apps provide you an opportunity to explore. They bring people together; it’s up to you how you want to use it. Whether you’re looking for love or lust, the choice is always yours.
Most of my friends are on a dating app. I reached out to a few to get input. The irony: some hate it, some love it, but everyone is on it.
Here are some of the responses:
“I think it’s an interesting opportunity to break the silos of your familiar dating pool, or for that matter, even indulge more in your own echo chamber. Both ways. I almost think that I learned more about the American way of life through dating than I did through school.”
“I was on it for a week? I’m exhausted. It’s like Pokémon. Do you gotta catch ’em all? “
“It’s a necessary evil. I like the organic way of meeting and dating. I’ve seen good and bad. I think the purpose should be clear and communicated. I don’t think it happens a lot of time and ends up screwing things up. ”
In my personal opinion, dating apps have the power to connect you to new stories. Each person has its own story and perspective towards life. You meet them and learn from their life.
These experiences can enrich your life or make you realize that “some people are truly fucked up”
Whatever the case, you’re the captain of your love life, dating apps are just a navigator.
Food for thought: My parents had an arranged marriage. They met each other for 30 minutes and decided to spend their life together. Ironically, I can’t decide whether to order Ramen or Thai from Seamless in 30 mins.
The stunning fact remained: it was quicker for my dad to find a wife than it is for me to decide what to eat for dinner.