And in some ways, it's fair— the way apps work make us treat people like they're more disposable and changes the way we communicate, not for the better.
While a 2015 Mic study found that only 9.4 percent people met their significant other on dating apps or sites, it is how everyone I know meets someone to date.
Then I like that I was able to reach out to the woman behind the app who is a real Professional Matchmaker and ask her what she thought of him as a match for me.
And she actually replied and gave me some really good advice.
I had hoped that paying for Match would garner better results, but instead it's only offered the same cheesy pick up lines and same guys I'd already heard from on other dating apps.
Tinder has offered more than just guys looking for hook ups, and I've even made some longer term friends there. Being a twenty-something fashion girl in NYC can be so busy and fast-paced with work that I can barely find time to eat and sleep, let alone meet guys.
They seem simple and slick, letting you just quickly swipe and make an instantaneous connection.
But the truth is, they're incredibly time-consuming and it's not always easy to take the conversations offline.
It's also upping my texting game because you've got to be clever to get someone decent to want to hang out. That being said, I probably talk more to people on Ok Cupid, but the chances of me meeting up with any of them in real life are slim. I've honestly never found it to be "the hookup app", but that's also not what I was using it for.I just wish it had a pause button for when I'm unable to actually send messages within that 24 hour window. If you're looking to talk to someone and actually go on a date, I think Tinder's your best bet. I don't think it's the best user experience, and I definitely like using The League, but my best dating app dates have been Tinder ones.OKC has been more semi serious dating, Tinder more casual dates/sex.I also only went on one truly terrible OKC date, versus the majority of my Tinder dates that were terrible.I like that OKC gives you the option (but not requirement) to write a bunch, because then you know it's a red flag if someone writes more than a sentence for each question.