Dating service for college students
“The fact that college students are using Tinder at all shows they are not finding what they want on their own campuses, where they are surrounded by so many other singles who are so similar to themselves,” said Kathleen Bogle, who wrote a book about campus dating, in an email.“That fact alone is interesting.” “When I interviewed [students], I asked them to dream up how they would [prefer to] get together in a romantic, sexual relationship,” Bogle said, and they had a hard time answering.Only 20 percent of the 200 students surveyed by campus jobs start-up Way Up said they used the app for casual sex, and less than a third said they were looking for a significant other. At least a few people are indeed looking for friends on Tinder, Paul said, which she knows because she’s met some of them, but they weren’t college students. Two hundred students isn’t a very large pool -- the app is estimated to have 50 million subscribers -- and is this even a question students would answer honestly?
Here’s where Cupid’s arrow is flying in 2013: Tinder - Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the i Phone or Android.
Some have used the app for long-term or more formal dating, but it also has a reputation for hookups, where you can meet someone near you for a quick romantic rendezvous." data-reactid="46"Tinder - Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the i Phone or Android.
Campus is a college dating site promoting a fun experience but with the objective of trying to find meaningful relationships and not just another hookup.
It’s not impossible that casual romantic encounters might morph into friendships, Paul said, but for students “to look at these apps through just those friendships seems like a little bit of a stretch.” Also, Paul noted, it’s entirely possible that students weren’t entirely forthcoming with their answers.
“Not many people want to admit they’re on Tinder, but somehow they have millions of subscribers.” But wouldn’t those same characteristics -- people your age with similar interests, ages and attributes -- make college campuses just as accommodating for seekers of romance?