AskMen may get paid if you click a link in this article and buy a product or service. Tinder has become the go-to app for people looking to date, hookup, find a long-term relationship, or simply see what kind of interesting singles might be in their area. Thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones, online dating sites have been waning in favor of dating apps for some time now, and Tinder has cornered a massive portion of the dating app market. The first question on the minds of plenty of guys is, "Does this thing even work!?
Skip navigation! Story from Best Apps. Tinder has been called the harbinger of the hookup-fueled "dating apocalypse. And as for Tinder, sure, it can be used for swiftly finding a one-night stand, but there are plenty of other apps that are better suited for that task. If your life is too busy to squeeze in the time-consuming intricacies of a longer-term relationship, or you're just looking for a little low-stakes fun tonight, you need a quick, surefire way to find a quality fling.
Tinder is what it is — a dating app that specializes in hookups rather than finding a soulmate. You need to treat it as such and thus navigate Tinder culture and user profiles with that firmly in mind. Otherwise, you can fall into some icky, sticky traps with other users or attract the wrong ones, especially if you misstate your intentions or misread someone else's through your digital communication. It's all about being interesting and unique, without giving away too much.
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