Sales interviewed “more than 50 young women in New York, Indiana, and Delaware, aged 19 to 29” and concluded, depressingly, that romantic intimacy is dead.
Not so, Tinder shot back yesterday, in what appeared to be a late night Twitter meltdown: Anyone who has ever received a message on Ok Cupid starting with “nice pics” or “wut r u doing tonight?
” can attest to the fact that the dating game is certainly a little different than it used to be.
But Tinder’s tweetstorm has a point: there is little beyond anecdotal evidence to suggest that in the era of Tinder there is anything really wildly different about the way we mate.
I.s and 1960s-born Gen X’ers” but has since dipped among Millennials to return to the levels of Baby Boomers.
On the contrary, he says, dating apps like Tinder solve a problem that has long plagued the lovelorn: getting more dates. Different people can, and do, use it in different ways,” he told me via e-mail.“But the available evidence does not suggest that large swaths of people are using Tinder to have enormous amounts of casual sex.