Are Dating Apps Worth Space on Your Phone?

Trying to Find a Tindr'oni

You are a busy person. Between work, social life, trying to find some sleep and this time of year with holiday parties and gift buying, it seems impossible to find that plus one on your arm doesn’t it? Don’t worry I find myself in the same jam. One of the hottest things in 2015 was the accessibility to thousands of eligible, maybe, people by the dating app. But has it been worth it?

Dating apps are everywhere. Tindr, OK Cupid, Happen, Bumble, Hinge, Hitch, the possibilities are endless. It seems every week one of my single friend pops up, iPhone in hand, and ask “have you been on…” followed by some catchy, oft one-word named app.

Analyzing the different products I have found some for a one night smash, others looking for full on romantic relationships and others that do both. While originally cautious and wary of what type of people I would encounter or the results that arise from them, I now would be an advocate.

The first question that comes to the minds of many when working with their app of choice is what will happen when you meet the he or she that you have been exchanging lol’s, the opening details of what TV shows you binge watch and more? While that is something to be careful of, there are plenty of pros to outweigh that con. Those initial conversations are out of the way through casual conversation and most of the apps are based upon your image so if you are a stickler for looks you can get that hurdle out of your way.

One of the best things about indulging in online or mobile dating is the ability to sidestep a person that may have started sweet and gone sour is the ability to block and remove them out of your mobile device.

But for the convenience of dating, not wasting time and precious dollars the ability to cyber chat eliminates original dates out the way and immediately moves you to being able to decide if you want to go a step further. For someone as busy as I am, that alone is worth the visit to the App Store.

About Shawn Grant (25 Articles)
Shawn is a Chicago bred lover of all forms of entertainment and media. As a chronic listener of new tunes, you can catch this University of Missouri graduate's head always near some speakers or a pair of Beats with a head nod resembling his favorite producers in the studio. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks by searching @DonMagicShawn.

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