Some have used the app for long-term or more formal dating, but it also has a reputation for hookups, where you can meet someone near you for a quick romantic rendezvous." data-reactid="46"Tinder - Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the i Phone or Android.Smartphones have changed the dating game immensely in the last few years.
“I’d like to date, but I think no one wants to,” said Maria Clara, a 30-something doctor from Manila who has never been in a relationship.
So, we rounded up a few Rapplers to test out 5 popular dating apps – Tinder, OKCupid, Skout, EHarmony, and How About We – and tell us what they thought; and how flattered or dirty they felt after.
They’ll be using pseudonyms for the sake of human decency.
These apps are available first (or only) on smartphones; rely heavily on serendipity and the immediate proximity of fellow users; and deliver quick acceptance or dismissal, rather than courtships gamed out over lengthy questionnaires that are aimed at predicting longer-term compatibility.
The apps are also more geared toward short-term hookups than the traditional dating sites.