And while the swiping usually is based primarily on looks, I view each user's photos as merely an initial filter before I get to know someone's personality. Or are articles like Vanity Fair's depicting dating apps unfairly?
I turned to other American 20-somethings to see which experience of Tinder — mine or that of Sales's interview subjects — was most common.
I think the key is to meet up relatively soon after connecting on Tinder so you can build a connection in person, rather than constant messaging."-Abigail, 24"I had a really fantastic experience with Tinder.
So next time someone scolds you for going on Tinder to find more than a hookup, you can say you know of several people who have found much more.
And next time you hear a baby boomer rant about those millennials and their apocalyptic dating rituals, you can show them this article.
Though I did get a couple of "yo come f*ck me" messages here and there, I would hardly say they were the rule — they were the exception."-Jess, 24"I used it for low-pressure, low-effort, casual dating — not casual sex.
I never felt like I needed to specify I wasn't just looking to hook up either.
Based on their responses, it looks like it's about 50/50.