The Washington Post recently wrote about a study from Queen Mary University of London, about the differences between men and women using Tinder, the dating app.
The researchers created 14 profiles, male and female, and liked everyone within a 100-mile radius. The fake male profiles only received 0,6% likes back, with the fake female profiles were much more popular, with 10% of people who liked them back. But men who matched with a fake profile were only 7% to send a message, while women who matched with a fake profile were 21%.
The study revealed men were less picky than women to match on Tinder. Women only swiped right the profile they were attracted to, while men casually liked all profiles.
A male friend of mine told me he used to like every female profile on Tinder “but not the ones with a rat on their shoulder” in the hope to get the maximum of matches. “After that, I select the ones I’m really attracted to” he said.
So, if you’re a woman, don’t think he genuinely likes you if you had a match on Tinder with him. You’re just vaguely attractive to him, among a large pool of women.
The Washington Post wrote Tinder makes us miserable for that reason. But they may be wrong, because most Tinder matches don’t result necessarily into a real date.
Out of the numerous Tinder profiles he liked, my friend only got one date.
Tinder just gives you the illusion there are plenty of options possible. But when it comes to dates, and relationships, those options shrink dramatically.
The date is important, because you can really tell if you like your Tinder date or not after 30 minutes, or even less.
Nothing compares to a date face to face. Whether it’s originated by Tinder or another way.
“Tinder is just a way to meet new people” one of my friends told me.
Yes, it’s just a way, like meeting someone in a club or elsewhere.