Tinder Will Now Let Women Initiate Conversations First


Let's be real here - dating in 2018 is tough, and honestly, pretty terrible most of the time.

Deborah B. Smith, a sociology professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, said millennials spending more time on dating apps makes sense.

- Don't ask, "Hey, what are you looking for?"

"Bumble" is a relatively new app that was created by the co-founder of "Tinder", Whitney Wolfe Herd.

Tinder's move to offer a Bumble-like option could have an impact on the so-called female-friendly dating app rival. By default, women are given the option to choose when to start a conversation on Bumble. The 24-hour rule is sacrosanct - it applies to friendship matches and same sex matches as well, where there might be two females or none at all. The app has features like Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF.

The study didn't indicate why but millennials that FOX 4 spoke with said they're on sites like Tinder and Bumble because they're bored.

If you're exhausted of "swiping" for someone you find attractive, this app is for you.

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With so many accusations of sexual assault and harassment, coupled with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, you would think that would encourage everyone to be more straightforward with what they want and what's acceptable.

Cons: It can be frustrating to get a match just for them to not message you and have it fizzle out, which is the case if a woman doesn't decide to message after a match.

This app sends women about six curated matches or "bagels" every day at noon.

"Tinder" is famous for its swiping. That same night, we swiped right on her now fiancé-they're getting married in September. It is also a location-based app. "We build products for everyone, everywhere and I intend to ensure that we are consistently innovating and delivering products and features to address the needs of men, and of course, from my perspective, especially women, who are looking to meet someone new". It's also now Apple's number one app in the lifestyle section of the App Store. This one sounds so easy, and yet anyone who's on dating apps will tell you, it's apparently very hard to follow. It tracks your location in real time and shows you profiles of people you may have crossed paths with.

"If you're out and see someone cute, you might talk to him or if you don't find someone attractive, you didn't talk to him", she said. It may sound a bit creepy, but the concept is quite interesting. "We want to use technology to make it better and more meaningful than a clichéd, 'Hey, what's up?'" Brehaut said. "Both are snap impressions you make about people without knowing anything about them".

It's unclear when the Tinder feature will roll out, but it could potentially appear within other Match Group portfolio companies, according to the company.