I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship.
well, the universe probably, and the weather will affect your personal life in several ways: the lack of sunshine can make you depressed; studies suggest people in warmer cities are more friendly, which certainly helps when you're looking for someone to get "friendly" with; and it's hard to meet anyone when most of the city will be at home in sweat pants watching According to women, it's because Seattle guys are all awkward, passive aggressive losers who don't know how to talk to women.
So what was the most commonly cited reason for using Tinder?
It's popular: 48.3% of the respondents indicated that the main reason they used Tinder revolved around its popularity — the media hype or the fact that many of their peers were using it.
Not surprisingly, both studies also suggested that men are more likely than women to use Tinder for the purpose of seeking out casual sex.
These studies show that using Tinder meets a variety of psychological needs, beyond the obvious ones relating to dating and sex.